Huskies Continue Competition in Day Two of the Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 24, 2005

FEDERAL WAY, Wash,- The Washington women's swim team continued competition at the Pac-10 Championships on Thursday by placing in three events. Husky junior Sharon Olson finished with a season-high time of 2:02.65 in the 200 IM, beating her previous best time of the season (2:02.99) that was set at the Husky Invitational. Her time was good enough to earn her 14th place. Caitlyn Shortt took 17th in the event with a personal best and season-high time of 2:03.41.

In the 50 freestyle, Brittany Epperson earned 11 points for Washington by taking 16th place with a time of 23.63. Rachel Seely (23.92) and Desiree Johnson (24.04) placed 23rd and 24th respectively.

The 200 freestyle relay team consisting of Epperson, Seely, Desiree Johnson and Sharon Olson took eighth place, finishing with a season-best time of 1:34.06. Their time beat their previous mark of 1:34.34, which was set at the Husky Invitational earlier this year.

After two days of competition, Stanford holds a steady lead with 577 points with Arizona (421) being the only school close to the top as they sit in second place. Washington is currently in eighth with 166 points with two days of competition remaining.

Pac-10 Championship action continues tomorrow with the swimming of the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke. The meet will be held at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash.

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