Women's Swimming Ranked 25th In First National Poll

Oct. 20, 2005

SEATTLE- The Washington women's swim team is ranked 25th in the first College Swim Coaches Association Top-25 poll released today. The Huskies, who received 20 points overall, are scheduled to compete against 10 teams ranked among the top-20 this season.

The Huskies will be tested early as they face four top-15 opponents at this weekend's SMU Classic in Dallas, Texas. Washington will compete against No. 1 Florida, No. 6 UCLA, No. 9 SMU, No. 12 Wisconsin and unranked South Carolina. The meet will run Oct. 21-22 with action slated for 7:30 pm starts both nights.

Washington (2-0) will send eight swimmers to the meet including Liya Lui, Sharon Olson, Kim Jasmer, Caitlyn Shortt, Jessica Buchanan, Rachel Seely, Maggie Bever and Shandra Case. The Huskies are coming off a meet in which they beat British Columbia in convincing fashion, 226-148.

Friday's events include the 400 medley relay, 400 individual medley, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, one-meter diving, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay. Saturday's events include the 400 freestyle relay, 500 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, three-meter diving, 100 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle relay.

Last year the Huskies placed second in the meet with 282.5 behind only SMU, who finished with 346 points at their home pool.

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