Swimming Claims Both Team Titles At The Husky Relays

Oct. 19, 2001

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SEATTLE - The Washington swimming teams combined to win all but one event as the UW men and women finished first at the three-school Husky Relays meet Friday at Husky Pool. The UW women placed first in all 11 events to finish with a meet-high 88 points, while the Husky men claimed 10 of 11 event titles to post a winning point total of 80.

Simon Fraser took second in the women's competition, edging third-place Seattle University, 30-28. The two schools were reversed in the men's meet, as Seattle University finished with 36 points to Simon Fraser's 30 points.

The Washington women's team dominated the field in winning all 11 events. Seven swimmers finished with four event titles each, including juniors Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and Julie Massey (Tacoma, Wash.), sophomores Lisa Fanning (Bellevue, Wash.), Brittany Reichardt (Garderville, Nev.) and Melody Staubitz (Mesa, Ariz.) and freshmen Hannah Jo (Federal Way, Wash.) and Desiree Johnson (Post Falls, Idaho). The Huskies also displayed the team's depth, as 14 different swimmers were members of at least one winning relay.

The UW men opened the meet by claming event titles in the first five events, before the Huskies' 500 freestyle relay team of Josh Hickman (Blaine, Wash.), Jim Wolfe (Hillsboro, Ore.), Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) and Tim Collins (Vancouver, Wash.) and was disqualified. The team quickly rebounded in the next event, the 400 medley relay, beating its nearest competition by over nine seconds with a time of 3:28.96.

Both Washington swimming teams will head to Simon Fraser next weekend for the Clan Cup, October 26-27, in Burnaby, B.C.

Husky Relays (October 19, 2001) - Husky Pool (Seattle, Wash.)

Team Competition

1. Washington 88 pts.
2. Simon Fraser 30
3. Seattle University 28

1. Washington 80
2. Seattle University 36
3. Simon Fraser 30

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