Women's Swimming Falls To Washington State, 153.5-108.5

Nov. 10, 2006

Complete Results

PULLMAN, Wash.-- The University of Washington women's swimming team opened the dual meet season against cross-state rival Washington State Friday and fell to the Cougars 153.5-108.5. The Huskies won four events on the night, including a pair of victories in the backstroke events by freshman Jessica Gaines, a win in the 50 freestyle by Rachel Seely, and a win by the 400 freestyle relay team. UW also posted four second place finishes and had six season-best times.

Gaines won the 100 back in a season-best time of 57.44 and posted the eighth-fastest time in school history in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:03.66.

Seely won the 50 freestyle in a season-best time of 23.91, while placing second in the 100 freestyle in a season-best time of 52.31.

Seely also teamed with Kim Jasmer, Lindsay Sharp and Marisa Chang in the 400 freestyle relay, placing first with a season-best time of 3:29.77.

Washington also received its fastest time of the season in the 400 IM from freshman Jennifer Gong who placed third overall with a time of 4:33.31.

Other top swims for the Huskies included second place finishes from Jasmer in the 500 freestyle (5:02.65) and 200 freestyle (1:54.01).

Washington will have little time to rest as it travels to take on Idaho Saturday at 11 a.m.

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