Washington Swimming Wins Husky Invite

Dec. 4, 2005

FEDERAL WAY- The Washington men's and women's swim teams joined forces to win the Husky Invitational on Sunday in commanding fashion. The Huskies tallied 2263 points to take first place in the four-day event, more than doubling the University of Calgary Varsity team, who took second with a total of 716.5 points.

For the women it was Brittany Epperson who lead the way, tallying a total of three first-place finishes. Epperson took first in the 25 freestyle with a time of 10.86 and in the 100 freestyle with an NCAA B-cut qualifying time of 50.70. Her time in the 100 free was also good enough to be the fastest time of the season for the Huskies. Epperson's 400 freestyle relay team (Kimberly Jasmer, Epperson, Caitlyn Shortt and Sharon Olson) finished first with a time of 3:26.33 to earn the Huskies 40 points.

Other strong performances for Washington included a first-place finish for senior co-captain Sharon Olson in the 1650 freestyle with an NCAA B-cut qualifying time of 16:46.28 and Jessica Buchanan in the 200 breaststroke with the third-fastest time in school history (2:15.03).

The men were lead by their 400 medley relay teams finishing in the top-two spots of the event. Ivan Perhat, Bret Lundgaard, Niko Micin and Bruno Barbic took first with a season-best time of 3:02.84. Taking second in the event was a team consisting of Henry Hudson, Jared Osborne, Anthony Falaniko and Brenton Dowdy (3:05.31).

Barbic also had a first place finish in the 100 freestyle with a season-best time of 44.82. Perhat took second in the event with a time of 45.26.

Pat Penoyer earned a first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:02.61.

Both the men's and women's teams won't compete again until December 22 when they face Indian River CC in Orlando, Florida.

Combined Team Scores - Through Event 40

1. University of Washington 2263 2. Univ OF Calgary Varsity Team 716.5 3. Oregon State University 679.5 4. Arden Hills Swimming 655 5. University of the Pacific 366 6. De Anza Cupertino Aquatics 350.5 7. Spokane Area Swimming-SpokaneY 340 8. Santa Clara Swim Club 278.5 9. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics 275 10. King Aquatic Club 215 11. Corvallis Aquatic Team 206 12. Reno Aquatic Club 182 13. Santa Rosa Neptunes 151.5 14. Tigard Tualatin Swim Club 96 15. Thunderbolt Aquatics 95 16. Salmon Bay Aquatics 92 17. Penguin Swim Team 78 18. Issaquah Swim Team 71 19. Tri-City Channel Cats 65 20. Whitworth College 57 21. Hillsboro Heat Swim Team 54 22. Unattached California 50 23. Spare Time Aquatics Sacramento 39 24. LA Swim Club 38 25. University Of Puget Sound 35 26. Santa Maria Swim Club 29 26. Boise YMCA Swim Team 29 28. University of Lethbridge 27.5 29. Bearcat Swim Club 20 30. North Whidbey Aquatic Club 17.5 31. Missoula Aquatic Club 15 32. Chinook Aquatic Club 12.5 33. Gig Harbor Peninsula Swim Club 12 34. Poseidon Aquatic Club 11 35. Bozeman Barracudas 7 35. Falls Aquatic Swim Team 7 37. Desert Storm Swimming 4 37. Unattached Individual 4 39. Unattached King Aquatic Club 3 39. Newport Swim Team 3 41. Unattached Thunderbolt Aquatic 2

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