Swimming Wins Three Events In Day Two Of The 26th Annual Washington Open

Feb. 1, 2002

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The University of Washington men's and women's swimming teams finished first in three events Friday in day two action of the 26th Annual Washington Open at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center.

The Husky men placed first and second in both the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays. The UW team of freshman Piotr Daranowski (Lodz, Poland), sophomore Nate Bailey (Longview, Wash.) and juniors Jeff Hyman (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Matt Zielke (Renton, Wash.) opened the night's finals with a win in the 200 free relay in 1:25.21, edging the Husky `A' squad, which finished in second in 1:25.36.

The UW `A' relay of senior David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.), junior Tim Collins (Vancouver, Wash.) and sophomores Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) and Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.), rebounded in the final event of the night - the 400 medley relay - posting a winning time of 3:24.68.

Individually, Collins led the Husky men with a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle, recording a time of 21.34, but coming in behind Troy Peterson, who finished in 20.98.

On the women's side, Washington won just one event, when the 200 free relay of junior Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.), sophomore Lisa Fanning (Bellevue, Wash.) and freshmen Annette Vayo (Placentia, Calif.) and Desiree Johnson (Post Falls, Calif.), touched first in 1:34.81.

Other highlights of day two included double-event winners, 2000 Olympian Tom Wilkins (Santa Clara Swim Club) and local standout Dana Kirk (Tacoma Swim Club), who both finished first in the 500 freestyle and the 200 individual medley, respectively. Another Olympian, Puyallup's Megan Quann, swam the second leg of the South Sound Titans' second-place 400 medley relay, which recorded a senior national time of 3:48.11.

Both UW squads will be back in action Saturday for day three action of the Washington Open. The preliminaries are set for a 9:30 a.m. start, while the finals are slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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