Swimming Sweeps Husky Relays

Oct. 20, 2000

SEATTLE - Both University of Washington swimming squads opened their 2000-2001 seasons with first-place finishes at the Husky Relays Friday at Husky Pool. The UW men won eight of the 11 events to score a meet-high 98 points, while the women claimed five, first-place finishes to post a winning point total of 78.

The University of Calgary took second place in both the men's and women's meets, while the British Columbia (third) and Simon Fraser (fourth) rounded out the men's side. British Columbia and Simon Fraser tied for third in the women's meet with a total score of 40.

The UW men dominated the night by winning the first five events, before Calgary defeated the Huskies in the 500 freestyle relay by three seconds. Washington then rebounded with victories in the 400 medley relay, the 200 free relay and the 400 individual medley relay. The Huskies were led by senior Francis Tam (Santa Clara, Calif.), who was a member of four winning relays and anchored a come-from-behind victory over Calgary in the 300 breaststroke relay. Senior co-captain Jamie Stone (Lake Stevens, Wash.), junior David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.) and freshmen Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) and Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.) were all triple-event winners for the Huskies.

While the men were out early, the Husky women were challenged all the way until the last event. Going into the ninth event on the program, the 400 individual medley relay, the UW and Calgary were tied at 62 points apiece. The Huskies then claimed first place in the 400 IM and took second in the last event, the 400 freestyle relay to outdistance second-place Calgary by six points. Sophomore Julie Massey (Tacoma, Wash.) and freshman Brittany Reichardt (Gardnerville, Nev.) both opened their UW careers by swimming on three of the team's first-place relays.

Both UW squads will be back in action next Saturday, Oct. 28, for an intrasquad meet at Husky Pool at 10 a.m.

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