Campbell and Kukors Set School Records; Huskies Finish 7th at Pac-10s
March 1, 2008
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Washington swimmers Ariana Kukors and Erin Campbell both set school records and Kim Jasmer took fourth in the 1650 freestyle as the Washington women's swimming team closed out the Pac-10 Conference Championships on Saturday night. The Huskies finished seventh in the team standings with 623 points.
Kukors, a freshman, won the 200 breaststroke in a school-record time of 2:10.87, breaking her previous school record. She finished the Pac-10 Championships with individual titles in the 200 and 400 individual medley, in addition to her fourth-place showing in the 200 breaststroke.
Senior Jessica Buchanan took seventh in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:14.94. Her time of 2:14.56 in the preliminaries ranks No. 3 in the UW record books. Also for the UW in the 200 breaststroke, Genevieve Patterson finished 17th with a time of 2:17.06 and Maryann Boosalis was 24th in a time of 2:24.08.
In the 200 backstroke, Campbell placed fifth (1:57.18) and set a new school record with a time of 1:56.37 in the prelims. That mark was also an NCAA A qualifying time.
Liz Johnson and Jen Gong also both had Top 24 finishes for the UW in the 200 backstroke. Johnson took 19th in a time of 2:01.32, good for No. 6 in the UW record books, and Gong placed 24th in a time of 2:04.16.
Jamser led the Huskies in the 1650 freestyle, swimming to fourth place in a time of 16:21.93, which was an NCAA A qualifying time. Ashley Daly took 19th in a time of 16:58.20, a new personal-record, while Johnson was 20th (17:01.37).
In the 100 freestyle, Lindsey Sharp swam the fourth-fastest time in school history (50.29) in the prelims and later went on to finish 19th in a time of 50.46. Maggie Bever took 24th in the event in a time of 50.94, while her time of 50.61 in the prelims is good for No. 7 in school history.
The Huskies 400 freestyle relay team of Kukors, Jasmer, Sharp and Campbell swam to a fifth-place finish and a new school record with a time of 3:18.01. The team also qualified for the NCAA Championships with an NCAA A qualifying time, and the UW now has four relay teams set for nationals in mid-March.
Kim Kripps led the Huskies in the 200 fly, placing 15th in a time of 2:02.54. Her time of 2:01.20 in the prelims is the sixth-fastest in UW history. Also for the Huskies in the 200 fly, Marisa Chang took 24th in a time of 2:07.13.
The Huskies 623 points were 212 more than they scored last season. Arizona won the team title with 1,501 points, defeating second-place Stanford by 29 points. California took third with 1,262 points.
'I thought we had an outstanding meet,' said UW head coach Whitney Hite. 'For us to be able to score 212 points more than last year is outstanding, especially when the competition is always getting better.
'I couldn't be more proud of Ariana, Kim, Erin and Genevieve and all of the girls. Top to bottom we had a great meet.'