<b>Washington Continues to Dominate at the Husky Invitational</b>

Dec. 7, 2002

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The 25th ranked University of Washington's men's and women's swimming teams came out strong again in the third day of competition at the 54th Annual Husky Invitational at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Washington earned four first place victories, one shy of UCLA's five first place victories in this evening's competition.

The Washington men continued their commanding performances. The University of Washington 'A' team finished first in the 200-medley relay with a season high of 1:30.73. In the 800-yard freestyle relay, the University of Washington 'A' team captured first with a time of 6:55.71.

Washington junior Justin Adrian swam a season best of 48.15 in the 100 butterfly, edging out teammate and junior Derek Rose, who came in a close second with 48.48. In another one-two finish for the Huskies, junior Luke Ekhoff took first place with a season high of 55.11 in the 100 breaststroke, while teammate and freshman Phil Davis came in a near second with 55.85.

For the Washington women's team, sophomore Desiree Johnson placed second in the 100 backstroke with a season high of 55.67. The University of Washington women's 'A' 800 freestyle relay team came in a narrow second place in 7:27.33.

The final day of competition begins tomorrow. Preliminaries begin at 9:30 a.m. and finals begin at 5:00 p.m. The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center is located at 650 SW Campus Drive in Federal Way.

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