Men's Swimming Has Another Record Breaking Performance at the Pac-10 Championships

March 4, 2005

LONG BEACH, Calif.- Day three of the Pac-10 Championships concluded for the Huskies today with another day of record breaking performances. 100 percent of the men's squad swam season best times in the preliminary rounds to start the day off for Washington. Peter Wicklund had an outstanding performance for the Huskies by breaking the school record and earning an NCAA B-cut qualifying time in the 200-yard freestyle preliminaries with a time of 1:37.37, breaking the previous record of 1:38.03 which was held by former Husky great Justin Adrian (1:38.03). Wicklund would go on to the consolation finals and take second with a time of 1:37.64, placing him tenth overall in the event. Fellow Husky Lorant Divald also swam in the event, taking eighth in the consolation final with a time of 1:39.17.

Jake Salaz posted a season best time of 56.08 in the preliminary rounds of the 100-yard breaststroke, where he would later go on to finish eighth in the consolation final with a time of 56.41. Pat Penoyer took first in the bonus final of this event with a time of 57.18, while Husky teammates Ryan Kastl (58.28) and Cameron Barclift (58.99) finished two spots behind him in fourth and fifth respectively.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Diogo Bezerra posted a time of 49.87 in the preliminaries, earning him the third fastest time in Washington history for that event. Bezerra would take seventh in the consolation finals with a time of 50.36, while fellow Husky Taylor Brugh finished one spot behind him with a time of 50.83. Tamon Page shattered his previous season best time of 53.85 in this event by taking second in the bonus final with a time of 51.70. Henry Hudson placed just behind Page with a personal best time of 52.10.

Jared Osborne swam the third fastest time in school history in the 100-yard butterfly (47.92), breaking his previous personal best time of 49.58. Osborne's time was good enough to earn him NCAA B-cut qualifying time honors and third in the consolation finals. Brett Lungaard finished three spots behind Osborne (49.05), while Husky freshman Mason Amick took third in the bonus final with a time of 49.95.

In the 400-yard IM, Craig Gillis swam a season best time of 4:00.29. His time placed him fifth in the consolation final, while Washington teammate Hunter McCallister finished in seventh with a time of 4:06.26.

Saturday marks the final day of competition at the Pac-10 Championships for the Washington men's swim team. The men will compete in the 1650 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly and the 400 Freestyle Relay.

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