Huskies Swim Strong at Big West Shootout

Nov. 4, 2005

IRVINE- The Husky women went 4-0 in the first day of the Big West shootout on Friday afternoon, beating UC Irvine (82-56), Cal Poly (110-12), Cal State University, Northridge (110-12) and the University of San Diego (98-37). The men went 2-1 with victories over Cal Poly (104-28) and Cal State University, Northridge (96-26) and a close loss to UC Irvine (72-63).

The women finished with six first-place finishes on the day. Caitlyn Shortt helped lead the Huskies, finishing first in the 100 breaststroke with a season-best time of 1:04.65.

The 100 freestyle was dominated by the Washington women, as Huskies occupied the top six spots in the final standings. Brittany Epperson highlighted the race with her first-place finish with a time of 52.29.

Senior co-captain Sharon Olson took first in the 1650 freestyle with a season best time of 17:32.33, while freshman Kimberly Jasmer placed first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:04.70.

Other strong performances for the women included a first place finish in the 200 freestyle relay (1:23.77) and a first place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:45.93).

The men finished with seven first-place finishes on the day. Bruno Barbic and Scott Spansail led the Huskies with two first-place finishes each. Barbic placed first in the 50 freestyle (21.13) and 100 freestyle, with his time in the 50 free good enough for a season best. Spansail took first in the 1650 freestyle (16:04.84) and 500 freestyle (4:29.97), his time in the 1650 freestyle was the fastest time of the season.

Other first place finishes included Pat Penoyer in the 200 breaststroke (2:04.59), Henry Hudson in the 400 individual medley (4:05.47) and the 200 freestyle relay team with a time of 1:24.70.

Big West Shootout action continues tomorrow starting at 1:00 pm in day two of the competition.

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