Washington Swimming Falls to Hawaii

Feb. 4, 2006

HONOLULU- The Washington men's and women's swimming teams suffered a tough loss to Hawaii on Saturday afternoon by a score of 150-127. The Huskies forfeited 32 diving points at the start of the match because the University of Washington does not sponsor a diving squad. The meet was held at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex in Honolulu, Hawaii.

'It was a very exciting meet and everyone swam hard for us,' said Washington head coach Mickey Wender. 'The meet really came down to the end and it's just disappointing for us that it ended with a loss.'

The women were led by Kimberly Jasmer, who took first in three events on the afternoon. Jasmer took the top spot in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.16 and the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:53.82. Jasmer was also a part of the 500 freestyle relay team that took first on the afternoon with a time of 1:50.75.

Sharon Olson also swam strong for the women, taking first in two events. Olson finished with a time of 1:49.34 in the 200 freestyle and was a part of Jasmer's 500 freestyle relay team.

The men were led by Bruno Barbic, who was a three time event winner on the day. Barbic finished with a time of 21.02 in the 50 freestyle and took first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.35. He was also a part of the 200 freestyle relay team that finished with a time of 1:32.59.

Pat Penoyer took first in the 100 breaststroke and was also a part of the 200 freestyle relay.

The Huskies were without Caitlyn Shortt, the schools record holder in the 100 breaststroke, and freshman Scott Spansail, who holds the top times on the season in four events.

'There were a lot of close races,' said Wender. 'I think that we are going to be a better team because of it.'

The meet marked the final regular season competition for the men and the women return to action on February 11, when they face Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore.

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