Washington Swimming Dominates Day Two of Husky Invitational

Dec. 2, 2005

FEDERAL WAY- The Washington men's and women's swimming team joined forces on Friday to build a commanding lead at day two of the Husky Invitational. The Huskies built their total points up to 712, more than 400 more points then the next closest team (University of Calgary Varsity Team).

The women were lead by Rachel Seely, who compiled a total of three first-place finishes on the evening. Seely help lead the 200 freestyle relay team (Brittany Epperson, Seely, Sharon Olson, Liya Liu) to a top finish with an NCAA B-cut qualifying time of 1:33.54. She also took first in the preliminary races of the 25 freestyle (11:01) and the 50 freestyle (23.38). Seely's time in the 50 free was also good enough to be an NCAA B-cut qualifying time.

Olson also had a strong showing, finishing first in the 500 freestyle with the second-fastest time in school history (4:51.28). She also took third in the 25 free (11.13) finishing behind fellow Husky Epperson (11.12) in an event that saw Washington sweep the top-three spots.

Other strong performances for the women included a first-place finish by Caitlynn Shortt in the preliminaries of the 200 IM (2:03.20) with a time that is good enough to rank her fourth all time at the University of Washington. Freshman Kimberly Jasmer finished second in the 500 free with a time of 4:54.07.

The men were lead by Bruno Barbic, who helped lead both his relay teams to first place finishes on the day. Barbic's 200 freestyle relay team consisting of teammates Niko Micin, Jared Osborne and Ivan Perhat earned a first-place finish with an NCAA provisional time of 1:22.26. Barbic's 400 medley relay team consisting of teammates Taylor Brugh, Pat Penoyer and Osborne also took first with a season-best time of 3:21.26.

Other strong performances by the men included first-place finishes by freshman Scott Spansail in the 500 freestyle with the eighth-fastest time in school history (4:25.78) and Bret Lundgaard in the 200 IM with a season-best time of 1:50.94.

The Husky Invitational continues tomorrow at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash., with preliminaries starting at 9:30 a.m and event finals taking place at 5:30 p.m.

Combined Team Scores - Through Event 14

1. University of Washington 712 2. Univ OF Calgary Varsity Team 295 3. Oregon State University 241 4. Arden Hills Swimming 239 5. Santa Clara Swim Club 137 6. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics 136 7. University of the Pacific 105 8. Spokane Area Swimming-Spokane 97 9. De Anza Cupertino Aquatics 92.5 10. Corvallis Aquatic Team 62 11. Reno Aquatic Club 50 12. Santa Rosa Neptunes 42.5 13. Tri-City Channel Cats 36 13. Issaquah Swim Team 36 15. Thunderbolt Aquatics 32 16. Salmon Bay Aquatics 28 17. Tigard Tualatin Swim Club 25 18. Hillsboro Heat Swim Team 20 19. LA Swim Club 17 19. Unattached California 17 21. Poseidon Aquatic Club 11 21. Whitworth College 11 23. Boise YMCA Swim Team 9 24. Santa Maria Swim Club 5 25. University of Lethbridge 4 25. Penguin Swim Team 4 27. King Aquatic Club 3 28. Spare Time Aquatics Sacramento 2

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