Husky Swimming Announces Latest Spring Signees

June 10, 2004

SEATTLE- The Washington men's and women's swimming teams have signed seven more athletes during the spring signing period to bring its recruiting class numbers to 13 men and eight women. Swimmers Bruno Barbic, Brenton Cook, Tyler Farmer, Tamon Page, Pat Penoyar and Ivan Perhart will join the men's team while Laura Brown joins the women's team.

Barbic, a native of Zagreb, Croatia, is vying for a spot on the Croatian Olympic team this summer. Barbic boasts personal bests time of 22.76 in the 50-yard freestyle, 49.97 in the 100 free, 1:52.20 in the 200 free and 57.00 in the 100 butterfly.

Cook, a Seattle native, was a standout at Mt. Rainer High School under the direction of coach Rick Wertman. Cook helped lead Mt. Rainer High School to two State Championships with a second place finish in the 100 freestyle and third place finish in the 50 freestyle. His personal best times include marks of 21.36 in the 50 free and 46.68 in the 100 free.

Farmer, who hails from Albuquerque, N.M., swam for Robbie Bova at St. Pius X High School. He was the High School State Champion in the 50 freestyle and was runner-up in the 100 freestyle. Farmer's personal bests include times of 21.56 in the 50 freestyle and 46.93 in the 100 freestyle. He was also named New Mexico State Water Polo Player of the Year as a senior.

Page, a Mercer Island native, swam for Mercer Island High School under Scott Florsheim. He placed second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 100 backstroke at the 3A State Championship last year. Page's top times include marks of 51.33 in the 100 butterfly, 52.87 in the 100 backstroke and 1:54.24 in the 200 backstroke.

Penoyar, a Shelton native, swam for the Thurston Olympians under the direction of Kelly Denny. He won the 4A State Championship in the 100 breaststroke last season and boasts top times of 57.01 in the 100 breaststroke and 2:11.50 in the 200 breaststroke.Perhart, a San Pedro, Calif., native, rounds out the men's newcomers. Perhart swam for San Pedro High School and the San Pedro Peninsula YMCA under coach Dan Halladay. He is a two-time winner of the 100 and 200 freestyle events at CIF and his top times include marks of 21.29 in the 50 freestyle, 46.81 in the 100 free and 1:40.49 in the 200 free.

Brown, a native of McMinnville, Ore., joins the UW women's team after a successful career with the McMinnville Swim Club under coach and former Husky Kyle Kimball. Her personal-best times are 1:07.80 in the 100 breaststroke, 2:28.00 in the 200 breaststroke, 2:11.30 in the 200 IM and 4:41.81 in the 400 IM.

Washington has already signed Mason Amick (Vancouver, Wash.), Taylor Brugh (Missoula, Mont.), Brenton Dowdy (LaGrande, Ore.), Henry Hudson (New Paltz, N.Y.), Bret Lundgaard (Boulder City, Nev.), Jake Salaz (Troutdale, Ore.) and Peter Wicklund (Issaquah, Wash.) to the men's team and Maggie Bever (Orinda, Calif.), Jessica Buchanan (Reno, Nev.), Kelly Corcoran (Kent, Wash,), Mary Patterson (Auburn, Wash.), Rebecca Rogers (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Rachel Seely (Spring, Texas) and Caitlyn Shortt (Troutdale, Ore.) to the women's team.

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