Huskies Swimmers In Seventh At The Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 28, 2002

LONG BEACH, CA -- The University of Washington swim team is currently in seventh place after day one of the Pac-10 championships at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and the Husky relay teams have led the way for the women claiming three top ten finishes. Harada tied for fourth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.31, which is an NCAA B time. The Husky 400-medley relay made up of Desiree Johnson (Post Falls, Idaho), Julie Massey (Tacoma, Wash.), Brittany Reichardt (Gardnerville, Nev.) and Harada took seventh place with a time of 3:46.76. This was the Huskies fastest time of the year in the 400 medley beating the previous time of 3:49.44. The 200 freestyle team of Harada, Johnson, Lisa Fanning (Bellevue, Wash.) and Annette Vayo (Placentia, Calif.) claimed eighth place with a time of 1:33.23.

Other highlights from the first day, included Massey's 16th place finish in the consolation final of the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:07.52. Her preliminary time of 2:04.16 was the best time for the Huskies in that event this season and an NCAA B time.

The Huskies continue with day two action of the Pac-10 championships Friday March, 1. Preliminaries will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by the finals at 6:00 p.m.

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