UW Swimmers Sweep Seattle

Oct. 5, 2007

Oct. 5, 2007

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The University of Washington swimming teams swept by Seattle University on Friday afternoon in a non-conference meet held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The UW men downed Seattle, 151-99, while the Husky women won, 143-101. It was the opening meet of the season for both schools.

UW freshman Ariana Kukors swam to a school record time in her first meet as a Husky. In the first event of the day, Kukors opened the meet up as the lead leg on the UW 4x100 medley relay team, and swam a 54.00 in the 100 backstroke, which set a new Washington record and also met an NCAA qualifying time. The previous school record was 54.81, set by Desiree Johnson in 2004.

The Huskies won every event on the day, and had multiple individual double event winners. Kukors won the 200 breast in a time of 2:25.51, which puts her fourth on the UW All-Time Top-10 list, and also won the 200 fly in a time of 2:02.60, which ranks as the eighth-best time in Husky history.

Also for the UW women, Kim Jasmer won two events, the 100 free (51.87) and 200 free (1:50.92), and Erin Campbell took home two first-place finishes, winning the 100 back in 58.84 and the 100 fly in 56.65. Jasmer's time in the 200 free puts her at No. 8 on the UW All-Time Top-10 list. Campbell just missed out on breaking into the Top-10 in the 100 fly by one-one hundredth of a second.

On the men's side, Ivan Perhat swept the 50 free (20.85) and 100 free (46.27), Yonatan Cohen won the 100 breast in 57.25 and the 200 breast in 2:08.35, and Henry Hudson took first in the 200 back (1:52.69) and the 200 individual medley (1:54.97).

'It was great for us to get into racing mode,' said Husky head coach Whitney Hite. 'We are light years ahead right now compared to this point last season. Our depth is greatly improved this year and I'm looking forward to seeing us race against California and Stanford.'

The Huskies are off for almost a month before traveling to the Bay Area to face California on Friday, Nov. 2, and Stanford the following day.

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