Huskies Swim Well In First Day Of College Cup

Nov. 3, 2006

VANCOUVER, British Columbia-- The University of Washington swimming teams competed in day one of the College Cup Friday with split squads. With the Huskies fielding purple and gold teams for both the men and women, the UW women are in fourth place (team gold) with 214.5 points and fifth place (team purple) with 185.5 points, while the men are in third place (team gold) with 215 points and fourth place (purple) with 196 points.

'We had some pretty good swims today,' said head coach Whitney Hite. 'We are continuing to train hard and we are getting better. Our kids are starting to put it together and the light bulbs are coming on. We are starting to move forward, which is a god thing. Tomorrow we are looking forward to continuing racing and hopefully we can continue to get better.'

The UW women won two of the first nine events with Lindsey Sharp winning the 50-meter freestyle (27.17) and Kim Jasmer placing first in the 800m freestyle (8:53.18).

Other top swims for the Husky women included a second place finish by Jasmer in the 200 freestyle (2:05.36), a second place finish by Rachel Seely in the 50 free (27.72) and a third place finish by Caitlyn Shortt in the 200 IM (2:24.11).

The Washington men did not win an event Friday but did post five second place finishes. Mason Amick placed second in the B final of the 200 fly (2:10.92), while Ivan Perhat was second in the B final of the 50 free (23.97). Co-captain Bret Lundgaard placed second in the 200 IM (2:10.61), while Yonatan Cohen and Jereme Barnett-Woods placed second in the 100 fly (1:04.51) and 800 free (8:30.27), respectively.

The College Cup concludes Saturday with the final eight events, including the 400 medley relay, 400 free, 100 fly, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 400 IM and 200 free relay. Live results will be available on the Go Huskies.com web site.

SCORES THRU DAY 1

WOMEN1. UBC 2522. Oregon State (1) 2513. Calgary 2194. Washington (Gold) 214.55. Washington (Purple) 185.56. Victoria 1707. Oregon State (2) 1638. Simon Fraser 134

MEN1. UBC 2772. Calgary 2523. Washington (Gold) 2154. Washington (Purple) 1965. Victoria 1706. Simon Fraser 138

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