Women's Swimming Defeats Idaho

Nov. 20, 2004

MOSCOW, Idaho- The 24th ranked Washington women's swimming team defeated Idaho 164-82 today at the UI Swim Center. The Huskies won 12 of 14 events, swimming the other two events as exhibition.

Nine Huskies won individual events, including double-event winners Anissa Hilyard and Sharon Olson. Hilyard won the 100 (58.22) and 200 butterfly (2:05.39), while Olson won the 100 (52.07) and 200 (1:56.96) freestyle races.

Washington completed the freestyle sweep with wins by Rachel Seely in the 50 freestyle (24.08), Crystal Rawlings in the 500 freestyle (5:12.56) and Megan Bright in the 1000 freestyle (10:37.82).

The Huskies also swept the backstroke and breaststroke events. Desiree Johnson won the 100 backstroke (57.98) and Nicole Bernard finished first in the 200 backstroke (2:05.78). Caitlyn Shortt won the 100 breaststroke (1:05.50) and Erin Kloos won the 200 breaststroke (2:23.93).

Johnson, Shortt, Britany Epperson and Olson also teamed up to win the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:47.38.

Washington placed one-two-three in four events, including the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 200 medley relay.

The Huskies return to action Dec. 2-5 when they compete at the Husky Invitational in Federal Way.