Husky Women In Second Place After First Day Of TYR Pacific Invitational

Oct. 20, 2006

STOCKTON, Calif.-- The University of Washington swimming teams opened the 2006-07 season Friday at the TYR Pacific Invitational. The UW women are in second place after the first day of competition, while the UW men are in third.

Through 14 events, USC's women are in first place with 508 points, followed by Washington (262), Pacific (245) and UC Davis (195).

USC's men are in first place with 463 points, followed by UC Davis (287), Washington (257) and Pacific (218).

Sophomore Kim Jasmer had the swim of the day for the Huskies, placing third in the 1650 freestyle (16:54.50) with the third fastest time in school history.

Other top performers for the UW women included the 400 freestyle relay team of Jasmer, Rachel Seely, Maggie Bever and Lindsey Sharp, who placed second with a time of 3:32.47.

Jasmer also posted a fourth place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:51.78), while Rachel Seely placed fifth in the 50 freestyle (24.47) and Jennifer Gong placed fifth in the 400 IM (4:33.64).

Sophomore transfer Yonatan Cohen had the best swims of the day for the men, placing second in the 100 breaststroke (57.04) and fourth in the 50 freestyle (21.54).

The men's 200 medley relay team of Taylor Brugh, Cohen, Erez Fern and David Bai also placed second with a time of 1:33.54.

The UW men had two third place finishes Friday, including Henry Hudson in the 400 IM (4:02.79) and the 400 free relay team comprised of Bai, Ivan Perhat, Brenton Dowdy and Bret Lundgaard (3:08.84).

The meet, held a Chris Kledsjen pool, will conclude Saturday with action beginning at noon.

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