Swimming Opens 74th Season With Oktoberfest

Sept. 26, 2005

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington swimming teams will open their 74th season this Saturday, Oct. 1, with the 54th annual intrasquad Oktoberfest meet. The meet is slated for an 11 a.m. start at the Husky Pavilion.

The meet will pit each Husky swimmer against one another, as each competitor will swim seven different events, including the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 100 IM. Each swimmer will then be awarded points based on their finish in each event with the male and female with the lowest point totals at the end of the meet winning.

Oktoberfest was originally created to be a preseason test of speed and mental toughness as the Huskies head into the season. Meet results will help the coaching staff better assess each athlete's ability and may be used to create starting line-ups and the travel squad.

Last season, Sharon Olson earned top female honors, while Jared Osborne won the men's title.

Olson claimed the women's title for the third straight year with 20 points, after winning the 200 frestyle, and setting a meet record in the 50 freestyle.

Osborne won the men's title with 35 points, including a first place finish in the 100 butterfly.

Washington Swimming - Oktoberfest Meet
2004-05 Results
Final Places

Women
1. Sharon Olson, 20 points
2. Caitlyn Shortt, 25 points
3. Erin Kloos, 45 points
4. Mary Patterson, 49 points
5. Hannah Jo, 52 points

Men
1. Jared Osborne, 35 points
2. Cameron Barclift, 37 points
3. Jim Wolfe, 50 points
4. Taylor Brugh, 51 points
5. Bret Lundgaard, 55 points

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