Women's Swimming Compete In Pac-10 Championships This Week

Feb. 21, 2005

UP NEXT: Washington's women's swimming team will compete at the Pacific-10 Swimming and Diving Championships this week in Federal Way, Wash., at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center, Feb. 23-26. The Huskies have compiled a 13-4 dual meet record, including wins over Pac-10 foes Washington State and Oregon State earlier this season. Washington also faced California and Arizona during the regular season and lost both of those meets.

LIVE RESULTS: Oregon State is hosting the Pac-10 Women¹s Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way. Real time results can be found on its web site at:http://osubeavers.collegesports.com/sports/w-swim/spec-rel/pac-10-swim-c.... html

2004 PAC-10 RECAP: The Huskies placed eighth at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif., with 396 points. Stanford won the meet with 1,380 points, followed by UCLA (1,329), Arizona (1,221), California (1,117.5), Arizona State (863), USC (806.5) and Oregon State (405.5). Washington did out swim cross-state rival Washington State who placed ninth with 278 points. The Huskies posted eight provisional qualifying times at the conference meet and Desiree Johnson set the Washington record in the 100 backstroke.

2004-05 VICTORIES: Junior Sharon Olson leads the Huskies with 22 individual victories this season, including seven wins in the 200 freestyle and seven wins in the 500 freestyle. Freshman Caitlyn Shortt has 14 individual victories and seniors Anissa Hilyard and Desiree Johnson have nine each.

22 	Sharon Olson (7-200 free, 7-500 free, 3-100 free, 2-1000 free, 1-50 free, 1-200 IM)14 	Caitlyn Shortt (5-100 breast, 5-200 breast, 3-200 IM, 1-400 IM)9 	Anissa Hilyard (6-200 fly, 3-100 fly)9 	Desiree Johnson (7-100 back, 1-200 back, 1-1000 free)4 	Brittany Epperson (3-50 free, 1-100 free)3 	Jessica Buchanan (3-200 breast)3 	Rachel Seely (2-50 free, 1-100 free)2 	Nicole Bernard (2-200 back)2 	Megan Bright (1-1000 free, 1-1650 free)2 	Erin Kloos (1-200 back, 1-200 breast)1 	Blythe Murray (1-1000 free)1 	Crystal Rawlings (1-500 free)1 	Rebecca Rogers (1-200 free)

NCAA PROVISIONAL QUALIFIERS: Five Huskies have posted NCAA provisional times in 13 events. Junior Sharon Olson and freshman Caitlyn Shortt have B-cut times in four events, while senior Desiree Johnson and freshman Jessica Buchanan have provisional times in two events. Senior Erin Kloos has a NCAA B-cut in one event.

4 	Sharon Olson (100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 200 IM)4 	Caitlyn Shortt (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM)2 	Desiree Johnson (100 back, 200 back)2 	Jessica Buchanan (100 breast, 200 breast)1 	Erin Kloos (200 breast)

UW RANKED 21st: The Huskies are ranked 21st in the most recent CSCAA top 25 poll. Washington is the only program ranked in the top 25 that does not field a diving program. Without a diving team, UW begins every road dual meet down 32 points.

COACH Mickey Wender: Head coach Mickey Wender is in his seventh season at the helm of Husky swimming. He has a 72-26 dual meet record with the women and has produced 10 All-Americans and three Pac-10 Champions with both the men's and women¹s teams.

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