Jasmer Breaks 1000 Free Record As Huskies Down OSU, 138.5-123.5
Jan. 27, 2007
SEATTLE-- The University of Washington women's swimming team (3-3, 1-2 Pac-10) shinned in its only home meet of the season, defeating Pac-10 rival Oregon State 138.5-123.5 on Saturday. The Huskies celebrated 'Senior Day' as Blythe Murray was honored as UW's lone senior.
Washington won seven of 14 events and posted two top-10 times, including a school record in the 1000 freestyle by sophomore Kim Jasmer.
Jasmer followed up with a record-breaking swim in the 1000 freestyle, winning the event in a time of 9:53.35. The time surpassed the previous record of 9:55.52 set by All-American Sharon Olson in 2004.
Oregon State battled back to take first and second in the 200 freestyle with Brittany Iverson winning the race in a time of 1:53.17, followed by Anna Crandall with a second place time of 1:53.36.
The Beavers chipped at the Huskies' lead with Saori Haruguchi winning the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.51. Washington's Patterson, however, had a stellar swim in the event to place second in the seventh-fastest time in program history (56.81).
Felicia Castaneda won the 100 breaststroke for Oregon State, touching the wall in a time of 1:04.39 to give the Beavers the 49-44 lead. UW's Jessica Buchanan placed second in the event with a time of 1:05.11.
Kayla Rawlings made it four victories in a row for the Beavers, winning the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:02.19, but the Huskies placed second, third and fourth behind the efforts of Marisa Chang (2:06.83), Kim Kripps (2:08.03) and Shandra Case (2:09.13) to stay within striking distance, 59-53.
Washington responded in the 50 freestyle, placing first and second in the event on the legs of Jasmer (24.14) and Sharp (24.50) as the Huskies regained the lead 68.5-62.5 heading into the break.
UW surged ahead in the 100 freestyle with a first place finish by Murray in a time of 52.60, followed by Maggie Bever with a second place finish in a time of 52.67.
Haruguchi recorded a first place finish in the 200 backstroke for Oregon State with a time of 2:01.35. Jennifer Gong (2:06.38) and Patterson (2:06.95) placed second and third in the race for Washington as the Huskies maintained a 91.5-77.5 advantage heading into the final five events.
Buchanan kept momentum on Washington's side, placing first in the 200 breaststroke and posting the team's fastest time of the season (2:17.67).
Jasmer won her third individual event of the day with a first place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:53.01), completing a sweep of the long distance freestyle races as UW went on top, 113.5-93.5.
Haruguchi won her third event of the day with a time of 55.41 in the 100 butterfly to bring the Beavers to within 15 points at 120.5-105.5.
Oregon State continued to battle, placing first and second in the 400 IM behind the efforts of Megan Evans (4:26.80) and Iverson (4:26.69) to bring OSU within six points at 125.5-119.5 heading into the final event.
The Huskies won the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:28.18 to seal the UW victory. Bever, Murray, Campbell and Jasmer combined for the winning swim as Washington closed out its dual meet season on a high note.
Washington returns to action Feb. 14-17 when it participates in the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif.