Washington Men's Swimmers Break Two School Records at Pac-10 Championships
March 1, 2001
(LONG BEACH, CALIF.) - - The University of Washington's Men's swimming relay teams broke school records in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay at the 2001 Pac-10 Conference Championships at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, Calif.
The team of David Molianen (Renton, Wash), Francis Tam (Santa Clara, Calif), Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash), and Jamie Stone (Lake Stevens, Wash) broke the school record of 3:20.90 in the 400-yard medley relay by swimming a US Swimming Senior National standard time of 3:19.27. The team finished the relay in sixth place. Tam is the only remaining member of the team that set the previous school record at the Pac-10 championships in 1999
In the 200-yard freestyle relay the Huskies team of Stone, Tim Collins (Vancouver, Wash), Molianen, and Tam broke the previous school record of 1:22.34 by swimming a 1:22.29. Stone and Tam were on the team that set the previous record at the Pac-10 championships in 1999. Like the 400-yard medley team the 200-yard freestyle team claimed sixth place.
The men had two consolation finalists in the 200-yard individual medley. Francis Tam finished in ninth place by swimming a 1:49.47 and Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore) finished in 10th place by swimming a 1:49.49. Both of these times were US Swimming Senior National standard times.
In the 500-yard freestyle the Huskies had three qualifiers in the bonus finals. Josh Hickman (Blaine, Wash) placed 19th with a time of 4:33.51. John Lyssand (Gig Harbor, Wash) placed 20th with a time of 4:36.91. Finally, Jesse Nitz (Puyallup, Wash) placed 21st with a time of 4:38.25.
The Washington swimming team will be back in action Friday March 2, 2001 in day two of the 2001 Pac-10 Championships.
Final Meet Combined Scores At The End Of Day One
2. USC 194
3. California 146.5
4. Arizona 111
5. Arizona State 76.5
6. Washington 68
The Husky Men's swim team currently stands in sixth place with 68 points, after day one of the three-day meet.
Pac-10 Conference Championships
Thursday March 1, 2001
200-yard Freestyle Relay
1.Stanford University 1:17.63
6. University of Washington 1:22.29
University of Washington X1:22.64
500-yard Freestyle Relay
1. Klete Keller USC 4:16.65
19. Josh Hickman UW 4:33.51
20. John Lyssand UW 4:36.91
21. Jesse Nitz UW 4:38.25
200-yard Individual Medley
1. Markus Rogan Stanford 1:45.92
9. Francis Tam UW 1:49.47
10. Luke Ekhoff UW 1:49.49
1. Anthony Ervin CAL :19.11
29. Jamie Stone UW :20.87
400-yard Medley Relay
1. Stanford University 3:11.65
6. University of Washington 3:19.27
University of Washington X3:20.26
X= non scoring exhibition