Washington Swimmers Win Wildcat Invitational

Dec. 7, 2003

ELLENSBURG, Wash. - The Washington swimming teams placed first in a field of 10 Northwest teams in the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Central Washington Sunday. The 19th-ranked men's team scored 874 points over the three-day meet to top second place finisher Seattle University (658 points). The 24th-ranked women's team scored 883 points to run away with the meet victory, topping second place finisher Spokane Area Swim Club (624.5 points).

The Huskies had five individual winners in the final day of competition, including three on the women's side and two on the men's.

Erin Kloos won the 200 breaststroke in a career-best time of 2:19.76 to move into the No. 6 position on the Husky all-time chart. Haley Wolcott placed first in the 200 butterfly (2:06.94), posting her fastest time of the season. Brittany Epperson and Lisa Fanning placed first and second in the 100 freestyle in 52.29 and 52.71, respectively.

John Lyssand won the 1650 freestyle on the men's side, swimming the fastest time of the season for the Huskies (16:00.27). Diogo Bezerra rounded out the UW winners, placing first in the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:50.09.

The Huskies take a break from competition until January 3, when they swim against Arizona State. The meet is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start.

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