Swimming Places Second At Big West Shootout

Nov. 6, 2004

IRVINE, Calif.-- The Washington men's and women's swimming teams placed second at the Big West Shootout Championship this afternoon. The 25th-ranked men (5-1) defeated UC Santa Barbara (76-19) and UC Irvine (61-42), but fell to Hawaii (76-27). The women's team defeated UC Santa Barbara (84-11), UC Irvine (75-36) and San Diego (84-16) but lost to Hawaii (79-32).

The men's team was led by double-event winner Bruno Barbic. Barbic posted the men's only wins of the day with first place finishes in the 50 and 100 freestyles. His time of 20.85 in the 50 free ranks ninth on the UW all-time chart, while his time of 45.23 in the 100 free ranks fourth-best in Husky history.

Other notable men's swims included Jim Wolfe in the 500 freestyle, Kevin Quinn in the 1000 freestyle and Bret Lundgaard in the 200 individual medley. Wolfe placed third in the 500 free, shaving more than five seconds of his season-best with a time of 4:31.79. Quinn swam the 1000 free four seconds faster than his season best with a time of 9:36.74 to place third. Lundgaard topped his previous best time in the 200 IM by more than three second (1:54.84) to earn second palce. Diogo Bezerra placed second in the 200 backstroke (1:49.39) and the 400 freestyle relay team also placed second (3:04.23).

The women's team tallied three first place finishes, including two victories by Sharon Olson and a win by freshman Jessica Buchanan. Olson won the 500 (4:55.57) and 1000 freestyle (10:05.91) races, while Buchanan won the 200 breaststroke (2:17.71).

Other notable women's swims included Rebecca Rogers in the 200 freestyle. Rogers placed second in the event with a time of 1:52.40, which ranks ninth on the UW all-time list. Anissa Hilyard placed second in the 200 butterfly (2:03.74) and the 400 freestyle relay team placed second, knocking off two seconds from the team's best time this season (3:04.23).

Washington returns to action on Nov. 19 when the women travel to Pullman to face Washington State.