Women's Swimming Places Eighth At Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 17, 2007

LONG BEACH, Calif.-- The University of Washington women's swimming team finished eighth overall at the 2007 Pac-10 Swimming and Diving Championships with 411 points. The Huskies finished the meet with over 30 lifetime best swims and five school records to finish behind conference champion Arizona (1,481.5 points) and runner-up Stanford (1,410).

Rounding out the field were California in third (1,355), UCLA in fourth (1024.5), USC in fifth (826), Arizona State in sixth (544), Oregon State in seventh (471) and Washington State in ninth (378).

Sophomore Kim Jasmer wrapped up the meet with her third school-record swim, shattering the 1650-yard freestyle record to place second with a time of 16:14.96, breaking the previous record of 16:32.61 set by Sara Quinn in 1994. The swim bested Jasmer's previous lifetime best by nearly 40 seconds and was an NCAA automatic qualifier.

Jasmer also had a strong showing in the 100 freestyle exhibition, posting the second-fastest time in school history with a mark of 50.39. Sophomore Maggie Bever swam the sixth-fastest time in Husky history (50.86), while Lindsey Sharp swam the ninth-best time (51.20). Sharp placed 22nd overall in the event, while junior Rachel Seely placed 23rd with a time of 51.48.

Junior Mary Patterson was Washington's top performer in the 200 backstroke, placing 23rd with a time of 2:03.64, while her preliminary mark of 2:03.03 ranks ninth on the school's all-time list. Jennifer Gong also swam a lifetime best time of 2:04.82 in the preliminary race.

Junior Jessica Buchanan followed up last night's record-breaking performance in the 100 breaststroke with an eighth place finish and NCAA consideration time of 2:15.95 in the 200 breaststroke. Maryann Boosalis also swam a lifetime best of 2:21.10 in the event to place 24th and fall just outside of the UW all-time top-10.

Sophomore Marisa Chang was the top finisher for UW in the 200 butterfly, posting a lifetime best of 2:02.39 to place 20th. The time is an NCAA consideration time and ranks seventh on the school's all-time list. Kim Kripps and Erin Campbell also posted personal best times in the preliminary heats with times of 2:04.23 and 2:05.96, respectively.

The team capped off the night with a fifth place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. Jasmer combined with Bever, Sharp and Seely for an NCAA consideration time of 3:23.81.

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