Kukors Shatters 400 IM School Record
Nov. 3, 2007
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Freshman Ariana Kukors set a school record for the second straight day but Stanford defeated Washington in Pac-10 women's swimming action Saturday morning, 116-89. The Washington men also lost to Stanford, 123-82, with Ivan Perhat winning two events for the Huskies.
After setting school records in the 200 back and 200 individual medley yesterday against California, Kukors shattered the previous school record in the 400 IM today by more than seven seconds despite finishing second to Stanford's Julia Smit, who won the 200 and 400 IM events at the Pac-10 Championships last year. Smit won the race with a time of 4:09.97 with Kukors right behind her at 4:11.30.
In the 200 fly, Kukors swam to a first place finish in a time of 2:00.99, which is the fifth-fastest in school history.
Kim Jasmer was a double-winner and Ashley Daly won the 1000 free in a time of 10:13.97 for the Huskies. Jasmer's times in the 200 free (1:50.55) and 500 free (4:53.52) both registered as the sixth-fastest in Husky history.
On the men's side, Perhat won the 50 free (20.80) and 100 free (45.12), with his time in the latter event ranking as No. 5 all-time at UW. Andre Blyth won the 200 fly in a time of 1:50.68 and Scott Spansail took first in the 500 free with a time of 4:31.03.
Spansail also swam to a second place finish in the 1000 free with a time of 9:17.72 and David Bai placed second in the 200 free (1:41.55) for the UW.
Maggie Bever, Erin Campbell and Emilee Jennings all had second place finishes for the Husky women. Bever took second in the 100 free with a time of 52.37, Campbell was second in the 200 back in a time of 2:03.60 and Jennings placed second in the 500 free with a time of 23.98.
Both the Husky men and women are 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the Pac-10. The Huskies travel to Columbus, Ohio next Friday, Nov. 9 to take on Ohio State at 2 p.m. PT. The next morning, the UW will face Cincinnati at 7 a.m. PT.