Swimming Hosts Stanford and Pacific This Week

Oct. 12, 2005

SEATTLE--The Washington swimming team looks to continue their success this weekend as the men prepare to face Stanford on Friday (Oct. 14, 6 pm) and both the men and women prepare to face Pacific on Saturday (Oct.15, 11 am). Last week, the Husky men defeated British Columbia 190-178, winning three events. The women's team won five events en route to a 226-148 blowout.

Sophomore Maggie Bever led the women with a team high three victories on the evening. Bever's relay teams finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.56), 400-yard medley (3:58.65) and the 400-yard freestyle (3:34.15).

Of the three events won by the men that evening, sophomores Brenton Dowdy and Ivan Perhat led the way with two first place finishes each. Dowdy and Perhat teamed up in the 200 and 500 freestyles to finish with times of 1:26.23 and 4:06.51 respectively.

Coming off a perfect 7-0 dual meet record from last season, the Stanford men, last years Pac-10 Champions and runners-up at the NCAA's, will compete in their first dual meet of the season. Sophomore Jayme Cramer leads the way for the Cardinal, returning as the reigning NCAA Champion in the 200 freestyle last season. Stanford also returns Hongzhe Sun, last years Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.

Pacific will take on the Huskies just one day after their season opener at Seattle University on Oct. 14. The Tigers return sophomore Krzysztof Zoldak, last years Big West Swimmer of the Year. Zoldak competed in the 200 butterfly, as well as the 200 and 400 individual medley at NCAA's last season, leading the men to a conference championship for the third time in the last four seasons. The women finished second in the Big West last season, as they return sophomore NCAA qualifiers Ziada Jardine and Ja-Neil Bragg. Jardine competed in the 100 breaststroke while Bragg swam in the 200 freestyle, as well as the 200 and 400 IM.

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