No. 25 Women's Swimming Drops Idaho, Men Top UBC

Feb. 6, 2009

The No. 25 University of Washington women's swim team defeated Idaho, 156-90, in Moscow, Idaho, on Friday while the men earned a 121-82 victory over the University of British Columbia.

The women dominated the Vandals, winning 13 of the 14 races. Marisa Chang won two races for the Huskies, one of 11 different women who won an individual race on the day.

The meet started with the Huskies winning the 200 medley relay, led by Erin Campbell, Genevieve Patterson, Danielle Gong and Amelia Messegee.

Chang's two wins came in the 100 and 200 fly. Freshman Kelly Flynn, Danielle Gong, Amelia Messegee and Hannah Ross all won races, with Flynn taking the 1000 free, Gong winning the 200 breast, Messegee taking the 200 back and Ross touching first in the 100 back.

Gong's sister, Jen, won the 400 IM while three Husky seniors won races: Liz Johnson in the 100 free, Genevieve Patterson in the 100 breast and Lindsey Sharp in the 200 free. Sophomore Ashley Daly was the final Husky to win, placing first in the 500 free.

The Huskies capped the blow out with a win in the 200 free relay, led by Erin Campbell, Amelia Messegee, Kelly Flynn and Lindsey Sharp.

The men lost three of the first four races, but came back to win the final seven races to capture their second-to-last dual meet of the season.

Andre Blyth got the team started on its winning ways, taking the 200 free, finishing ahead of teammate Scott Spansail, who finished second. Blyth later won a second race in the 100 fly while Spansail also earned a victory for the Huskies, taking the 400 free. Teammates Jereme Barnett-Woods and Marshel Renz were second and third, respectively in the 400 free.

Other Huskies who won races were senior Evan Bernier, who took the 100 free, Jon Banker, who won both the 400 IM and 100 free, and Russ Mahan, who was victorious in the 100 breast.

The Huskies capped off their win with a victory in the 400 free relay, led by Evan Bernier, Scott Spansail, Ben Aaberg and David Bai.

Both the men and women conclude the dual meet portion of their schedule on Saturday when they travel to Pullman, Wash., to take on Washington State at 11 a.m. PT.

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