UW Men's Swimming In Sixth Place at Day One of Pac-10's

March 6, 2003

LONG BEACH, Calif. - The Washington men's swimming team is in sixth place with 41 points after the first day of competition at the 2003 Men's Pac-10 Swimming and Championships at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. Stanford is in first place with 218 points.

The Washington 'A' 200 freestyle relay team set a school record with their sixth place finish of 1:21.78. Members of the relay team are junior Derek Rose, sophomore Garrett McCaffrey, freshman Zak Heaton and senior Piotr Daranowski. Rose also swam a season best for the Huskies in the bonus final of the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.55 seconds.

The Washington 'B' 400-medley relay team placed eighth with a time of 3:22.43. Members of the relay team include freshman Kurt Hardesty, sophomore Craig Gillis, junior Jesse Nitz and Heaton. In the consolation final of 500 freestyle, sophomore Jim Wolfe swam a season best for the Huskies with a time of 4:30.67.

The second day of the Pac-10 Championships resumes tomorrow with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. Complete results can be found by clicking on the 2003 Pac-10 Championships link under the men's swimming home page at www.gohuskies.com. The standings after day one are as follows:

1. Stanford 2182. California 2083. USC 1694. Arizona State 1305. Arizona 836. Washington 41

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