Hudson And Shortt Claim Oktoberfest Titles
Oct. 1, 2005
SEATTLE, Wash.- Washington sophomore Henry Hudson took top male honors at the Huskies' annual season-opening Oktoberfest swim meet Saturday, while sophomore Caitlyn Shortt won the women's title. The Huskies broke four Oktoberfest records in the intrasquad meet, which matched each swimmer against each other in seven different events (50, 100, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 individual medley).
Shortt finished with a total of 15 points, 10 points higher than last year's winner and three-time champion Sharon Olson. Shortt finished in the top-four in all seven events, including first place finishes in the 100 fly (58.34), 100 breast (1:05.23), and the 100 IM (58.24). Her times in the 100 breast and 100 IM were Oktoberfest records.
Olson, entering her senior year as a captain, also swam an impressive meet, finishing first in the 100 back (57.95) while taking second in the 50 free (24.10), 200 free (1:53.81), 100 free (52.97) and 100 IM (1:00.52). Rounding out the top-five for the women were freshman Marissa Chang (43 points), sophomore Maggie Bever (50 points) and freshman Kim Jasmer (50 points).
Hudson won the men's title with a total of 38 points, including a second place finish in the 100 back (53.15) and top-five finishes in six of the seven events.
Sophomore Bruno Barbic placed first in the 50 free (21.50) and the 100 free (47.22) on his way to finishing in second place with 44 points. Third place on the day went to sophomore Mason Amick (47.5 points), with freshman Jonathan Baker (54 points) and sophomore Brenton Dowdy (55 points) completing the top-five.
Other event winners included Bret Lundgaard in the 100 fly (52.40) and 100 IM (54.35), Brittany Epperson in the 50 free (24.09), Taylor Brugh in the 100 back (52.87), Jasmer in the 200 free (1:53.18), Scott Spansail in the 200 free (1:46.12), Pat Penoyer in the 100 breast (59.02) and Rachel Seely in the 100 free (51.98). Epperson and Seely's times were Oktoberfest records.
The Huskies return to the pool next weekend when they host British Columbia on Friday October 7th at 6 pm.