Swimming Coasts To Dual-Meet Victories Over UC Davis, Air Force

Jan. 19, 2002

SEATTLE - The University of Washington men's and women's swimming teams finished their home dual-meet seasons with three victories Saturday at Husky Pool. The UW men defeated both Air Force (194-68) and UC Davis (195-65), while the Husky women easily beat UC Davis, 184-72. With the wins, the Husky men moved to 9-1 overall, which includes victories in each their last four meets, while the women improved to 8-2 in 2001-2002.

The UW women dominated the NCAA Division II Aggies, winning the first 12 events before exhibitioning (not scoring) all of its swimmers in the final two events, the 400 individual medley and the 200 freestyle relay.

The Huskies, who swept first through third place in seven of the events, were led individually by double-event winners junior Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and sophomore Brittany Reichardt (Gardnerville, Nev.). Harada remained undefeated in her last nine individual races, claiming first place in the 50 (23.80) and 100 freestyle (23.80). Reichardt, meanwhile, won both breaststroke events, coming in with a time of 1:06.21 in the 100 and 2:24.00 in the 200-yard race.

The UW women also had six other individuals win races, including: senior April Cheadle (East Wenatchee, Wash.) in the 1000 free (10:36.80), freshman Desiree Johnson (Post Falls, Idaho) in the 100 backstroke (58.17), freshman Hannah Jo (Federal Way, Wash.) in the 200 butterfly (2:06.83), freshman Abby Hutton (Englewood, Colo.) in the 200 backstroke (2:03.79), freshman Courtney Hentzen (La Habra, Calif) in the 500 free (5:12.76) and junior Julie Massey (Tacoma, Wash.) in the 100 butterfly (58.57).

On the men's side, the UW won 11 events overall, never falling behind throughout the meet, after outscoring both UC Davis (15-2) and Air Force (13-4) in the opening relay.

Individually, UW senior David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.) closed out his career at Husky Pool by winning all four events in which he competed, including victories in three individual events and as the anchor leg on the first-place 200 medley relay. Moilanen swam a team season-best 1:48.89 to win the 200 backstroke, after touching first in both the 100 backstroke (50.34) and the 50 freestyle (21.15).

The Huskies also had a pair of double individual event winners in freshman Jim Wolfe (Hillsboro, Ore.), who placed first in the 200 (1:41.43) and 500 (4:34.29) freestyle, and sophomore Luke Ekhoff (Portland, Ore.), who swept the breaststroke events for the fourth time in as many tries this season.

Other individual winners for the UW men included: sophomore Justin Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) in the 100 freestyle (46.62), senior Ryan Oleson (McMinnville, Ore.) in the 100 butterfly (50.61) and freshman Cameron Barclift (Olympia, Wash.) in the 400 IM (4:06.35).

Both the Washington men's and women's swimming teams will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, for a dual meet versus the University of Hawaii on January 25.

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