Women's Swimming Plays Host To Washington State Friday

Nov. 14, 2001

SEATTLE - The Washington women's swimming team will look to avenge last year's loss to Washington State Friday, when the Huskies and Cougars meet for the Apple Cup of swimming at 7 p.m. at Husky Pool.

'We feel that we're ready to compete,' UW head coach Mickey Wender said. 'We've come a long way over the past year and this will be our first real competitive team event where every swimmer will play a significant role.'

The Huskies had won 21 of the previous 22 meetings between the two schools (one meet resulted in a tie), before last year's loss in Pullman (123-82). This season, the Huskies have been led once again by junior captain Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.), who has the team's top time in both the 100 and 200 freestyle, including an NCAA provisional qualifying effort in the 100-yard race of 50.94. The UW roster also includes 13 freshmen, anchored by local product Hannah Jo (Federal Way, Wash.), who enters this Friday's meet with top team times in five individual events.

Washington State brings a 4-1 dual meet record to Seattle, and are led by junior Melissa Hubley, who swam at last year's NCAA championship meet.

Warm-ups start at 6 p.m., for the meet, which will include 14 events, beginning with the 200 medley relay.

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