Swimming Splits With Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The No. 22 Washington women's swimming team defeated Hawaii this afternoon, 166-112, behind seven first place finishes. The Washington men, despite toppling two school records, lost to No. 24 Hawaii, 171-117.

Senior Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) paced the Husky women with three first place finishes. She edged out Hawaii's Yan Chen by .06 with a winning time of 1:50.01 in the 200 freestyle. Harada then led a first through third sweep of the 50 freestyle along with Annette Vayo (Placentia, Calif.) and freshman Rachel Owen (Olympia, Wash.). She capped off the day with a victory in the 100 freestyle (50.94).

Standout freshman Sharon Olson (Weaverville, Calif.) captured first place finishes in two races. She swam a career-best time in the 1650 freestyle (16:49.17) to post a NCAA B consideration standard and won the 500 freestyle (4:58.99).

The men's meet was highlighted with two school records falling in the first event. Derek Rose (Forest Grove, Ore.), Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.), Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) and Jim Wolfe (Hillsboro, Ore.) combined for a Husky all-time-best 3:17.77 mark in the 400 medley relay, setting a NCAA B consideration time standard. Rose's leadoff time in the event also set a school record in the 100 backstroke (49.45).

Adrian recorded two individual race victories to lead the men's squad. He topped his season-best in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:39.46 and won the 100 butterfly (48.60). Rose took home the only other first place finish for the Husky men, winning the 100 freestyle in 45.61.

The Washington women's swimming team hosts Pac-10 rival Oregon State on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. in Seattle. The Washington men's swimming team is back in action against Simon Fraser on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Seattle at 11 a.m.

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