Women's Swimming Falls To Oregon State

Feb. 11, 2006

CORVALLIS- The 24th ranked Washington Women's swimming team lost to Oregon State on Saturday afternoon by a score of 140-122. The meet was held at Stevens Natatorium in Dixon Recreation Center on the Oregon State campus. With the loss, the Huskies move to 11-3 on the season.

'It was a good showing by our women,' said head coach Mickey Wender. 'I think that when you are this close to the conference championship all of the women are at a different state of preparedness. Obviously our main concern is on the Pac-10's in a week in and a half. We didn't do anything special to prepare for this and I think that our entire focus is on the end result. I think we prepared reasonably well, we accomplished most of our goals in this meet in terms of preparing for the Pac-10, other than winning the meet. This was definitely our best performance of this quarter and a good step in the right direction as we prepare for Pac-10's.'

Kimberly Jasmer was a stand-out performer for Washington, taking first in three events. Jasmer took the top spot in the 200 freestyle with a fifth fastest time in school history of 1:50.70. She also took first in the 500 freestyle (4:57.30) and the 100 freestyle (51.74)

Sharon Olson was the only other Husky to finish first on the day. Olson won the 1000 freestyle with the seventh-fastest time in school history and fastest time of the season (10:06.28) and the 200 individual medley (2:03.81). Her time in the 200 IM is good enough to place her fifth all-time.

'I think that we are more well prepared and we have done a better job of focusing this year than we have in the past,' said Wender. 'I think we treated the dual meets like they were a little bit too important in past years, but we have done a good job focusing on the Pac-10's.'

The Husky women won't swim again until they head to Long Beach, Calif. to compete in the Pac-10 Championships on February 22-25.

'We are going to work on peeking,' said Wender. 'Everyone has a different plan because everyone has something different that they need to work on. We now move on to a lot of resting and swimming as we get ready for the conference championships.'

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