Washington Swimming Wraps Up Big West Shootout
Nov. 5, 2005
IRVINE- The Washington men's and women's swim teams wrapped up competition at the Big West Shootout on Saturday with the women finishing 2-2 and the men going 1-2 on the day. The 20th ranked women beat UC Irvine (75-36) and UC Davis (76-35), while losing to no. 4 Stanford (83-20) and no. 18 Hawaii (68-43) to move their record to 9-2 on the season. The Husky men finished the day with a victory over UC Irvine (62-46) and losses to no. 19 BYU (78-33) and Hawaii (62-43) to move to 5-4 on the year.
The women were again led by senior co-captain Sharon Olson, who finished first in the 200 freestyle with a fourth-fastest time in school history of 1:50.15. Her time was also good enough to be the fastest time of the season.
Jessica Buchanan had a strong day for the Huskies, finishing second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:19.61. Buchanan also competed in the 200 individual medley and finished with a personal-best time of 2:09.26.
Other strong performances for the women were the 400 freestyle relay team who finished second with a time of 3:28.51, third place finishes by Liya Liu in the 100 freestyle (51.78) and Caitlynn Shortt in the 200 breast (2:20.15).
The men finished in the top-three eight times on the day. Freshman sensation Scott Spansail helped lead the charge for the Dawgs, with a second-place finish in the 1000 freestyle (9:23.08) and a third-place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:36.02). Both times were good enough for personal bests.
Pat Penoyer produced a first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:03.28.
Other strong performances by the men include a second-place finish by the 400 freestyle relay team, a second-place finish by Taylor Brugh in the 200 backstroke (1:51.33) and a third-place finish by Bruno Barbic in the 100 freestyle (46.34).
The Husky women return home for a dual meet against in-state rival Washington State on November 11 (6 p.m.). The men won't see any action again until they compete in the Husky Invitational on December 1.