UW Women Place Second At Pacific Invitational

Oct. 21, 2006

STOCKTON, Calif.-- University of Washington freshman Jessica Gaines won UW's only event Saturday in day two of the Pacific TYR Invitational at Chris Kledsjen Pool. The UW women finished the meet in second place, while the Washington men placed third.

USC won the women's portion of the meet with 1,203 points, followed by Washington (690.5), Pacific (630.5) and UC Davis (312). USC also won the men's portion of the meet with 970 points, followed by Stanford (619.5), Washington (567.5), Pacific (493) and UC Davis (287).

Gaines picked up Washington's only victory of the day with a time of 2:04.94 in the 200 backstroke. She also posted UW's fastest time in the 100 back, placing fourth with a time of 58.24.

Other top swims for the Washington women included second place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 800 freestyle relays. Rachel Seely teamed up with Kim Jasmer, Maggie Bever and Marisa Change in the 200 free relay for a time of 1:37.48, while Jasmer paired with Bever, Blythe Murray and Marisa Chang for a time of 7:37.03 in the 800 free relay.

Chang also placed third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.89, while placing fourth in the 200 fly (2:05.04).

Freshman Erez Fern led the UW men with a second place finish in the 200 butterfly (1:50.18) and fourth place finish in the 100 fly (51.38).

Other top finishes for Washington's men included a third place finish by the 800 freestyle relay team comprised of David Bai, Henry Hudson, Bret Lundgaard and Erez Fern (6:56.49).

Sophomore Yonatan Cohen also placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.66), while the 200 freestyle relay team, comprised of Lundgaard, Cohen, Bai and Ivan Perhat, placed fourth with a time of 1:25.94.

The Huskies return to action Nov. 3-4 at the College Cup in Vancouver, B.C.

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