Swimming Falls To No. 6/11 USC
Jan. 5, 2007
LOS ANGELES-- The University of Washington swimming teams kicked off the New Year Friday, falling to a pair of USC teams ranked among the top-15. The UW men won three events but lost to the No. 6 Trojans, 119-86, while the Husky women, also three event winners, lost to the No. 11 Women of Troy, 123-80. The losses dip the Washington men to 0-1 in dual meets this season, while the women fall to 1-2.
On a windy day at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium, most times reflected the less than optimum weather conditions. Washington did, however, receive an impressive swim from Kim Jamer in the 1000 freestyle as the sophomore won the event in the seventh-fastest time in program history (10:05.25).
Sophomore Marisa Chang also won an event for the Dawgs, placing first in 200 butterfly in a time of 2:05.41. Chang also teamed up with Jasmer, Blythe Murray and Maggie Bever to win the 400 freestyle relay (3:34.36).
Sophomore Scott Spansail made the most of his first swim of the season with the Huskies, winning two events, including the 500 (4:32.82) and 1000 freestyles (9:24.39). Washington also won the men's 200 freestyle behind the efforts of freshman David Bai with a time of 1:43.33.
Other notable swims for the UW men, included a second place finish in the 400 medley relay (Jereme Barnett-Woods, Yonatan Cohen, Bret Lundgaard, Ivan Perhat) in the team's fastest time of the season (3:27.80), a lifetime best time and second place finish by Tamon Page in the 100 freestyle (47.00), and a lifetime best time and third place finish by Barnett-Woods in the 1000 freestyle (9:43.45).
Washington returns to action Saturday when it competes in the UC Irvine Ayres Hotel & Suites Invitationals. The Invitationals consist of a sprint meet, distance meet, relay meet and diving meet. The Huskies will compete in the sprint and distance meets. A total of nine men's teams and 18 women's team will compete in the Invitational.