Men's Swimmers Sweep The Field At UW Meet

Jan. 17, 2004

SEATTLE - The Washington swimming teams made their last home appearances of the season with the men placing first out of the four team field and the women placing second. The meet was scored using the NCAA Double Dual Format with each team scoring against another in a series of dual meets. The 18th-ranked men (12-1) came out on top defeating defending NAIA national champions Simon Fraser, 103-27, defending Canadian champions British Columbia, 79-42, and UC Davis, 97-24. The 23rd-ranked women (9-4) defeated Simon Fraser, 105-16, and UC Davis, 105-16, but fell to UBC, 68-53.

Senior Justin Adrian stole the show with three individual victories, setting a school record in the 100 freestyle (44.92). Adrian also won the 100 (48.47) and 200 butterfly (1:52.78) events and teamed up with seniors Derek Rose, Phil Davis and Luke Ekhoff to win the 200 medley relay in the team's fastest time of the season (1:30.94).

Rose was a double-winner for the Huskies, winning the 50 freestyle (20.78) and 100 backstroke (49.73) in the team's fastest times of the season.

Also posting victories for the Husky men was Davis in the 100 breaststroke (55.41), Lorant Divald in the 200 freestyle (1:42.11), Kevin Quinn in the 1000 freestyle (9:39.89) and Diogo Bezerra in the 200 backstroke (1:50.74).

Sophomores Liya Liu and Sharon Olson led the women's team, each picking up a pair of victories. Liu won the 100 (51.46) and 200 freestyle (1:51.10), while Olson posted victories in the 500 (4:58.60) and 1000 freestyle (10:04.90) races.

Also winning events for the Husky women were juniors Anissa Hilyard and Desiree Johnson. Hilyard won the 200 butterfly (2:02.64) for the sixth straight time, while Johnson tallied her fifth win of the season in the 100 backstroke (56.57).

The Huskies return to action in two weeks when they take on Hawaii for the third time this season on the road. The men defeated Hawaii twice at UC Irvine, while the Husky women and UH split.

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