Washington Women's Swimming Falls After Late Rally by Washington State, 132-130

Nov. 16, 2001

SEATTLE - The Washington State Cougars beat the Washington Huskies forthe second straight year, coming from behind in the final event, winning132-130, Friday in women's swimming action at Husky Pool. With the loss theHuskies fell to 10-1, while the Cougars moved to 5-1 in dual-meetcompetition.

The Huskies won seven of the 14 events and were leading 126-119 going intothe final event. WSU then outscored the UW, 13-4, in the 400 freestyle relayto overcome the deficit. The Cougars posted a winning time of 3:28.71, lessthan a second ahead of the Washington team, which finished in 3:29.13.

The Huskies were led by junior Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.), who won the200 freestyle (1:52.69), the 50 freestyle (23.89) and the 100 free (52.34).Sophomore Brittany Reichardt (Garnderville, Nev.) swept both breaststrokeevents, winning the 100-yard race in 1:05.03 and recording a winning time of2:20.92 in the 200-yard event. Also winning events were freshman Hannah Jo(Federal Way, Wash.) in the 100 freestyle (10:16.75) and freshman AnnetteVayo (Placentia, Calif.) in the 100 backstroke (57.62).

Cougar junior Melissa Hubley carried her team, winning the 100 butterfly(56.66) and posting an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:02.24 in the200 fly. Hubley also swam the second leg of the first place 400 freestylerelay.

The Husky swim team will be back in action on November 29 through December 2for the 53rd annual Husky Invitational, which will be held in Federal Way,Wash.

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