UW Women Tie With Northwestern At Tri-Meet In Tucson

Jan. 14, 2005

TUCSON, Ariz.- Washington's women's swimming team (8-2-1, 1-2 Pac-10) tied with Northwestern, 74-74, and lost to No. 4 Arizona 111-37 this afternoon in a tri-meet in Tucson. The UW men (6-4, 0-1 Pac-10) lost to No. 4 Arizona, 116-32 and No. 15 Northwestern, 109-39. Freshman Caitlin Shortt was the swimmer of the meet for Washington, posting a pair of second places finishes and recording a NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 200 breaststroke.

Shortt led the Huskies with second place finishes in the 400-yard IM (4:25.46) and 200 breaststroke (2:18.02), while junior Sharon Olson placed third in the 500 freestyle (5:02.67) and fourth in the 100 freestyle (52.42). Washington¹s women also tallied third place finishes in the 200 freestyle (1:35.88) and 400 medley (3:53.40) relays.

The men's team was led by Diogo Bezerra with a third place finish in the 200 backstroke (1:49.02). Lorant Divald placed fourth in the 500 freestyle (4:39.06), while Jared Osborne finished fourth in the 100 butterfly (50.96).

Arizona won seven of the eight events on the women¹s side, while Northwestern won seven of eight events on the men¹s side. UA¹s women handed Northwestern a 111.5-36.5 loss, while NU¹s men upset Arizona 92-56.

The three teams will square off again tomorrow in another tri-meet scheduled for 11 a.m.