Women's Swimming Sets Two School Records On First Night Of Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 14, 2007

LONG BEACH, Calif.-- The University of Washington women's swimming team posted school-record times in both events Wednesday night to open the Pac-10 Swimming and Diving Championships tied with No. 16 UCLA for fifth place. The Huskies earned 96 points on the first night of competition, while California took the early lead with 120 points.

The 200 medley relay team of Mary Patterson, Jessica Buchanan, Erin Campbell and Rachel Seely kicked off the evening with a seventh place finish in a school record time of 1:42.51. The time was just three-hundredths of a second off the NCAA consideration time and broke the previous school record of 1:42.86 set in 2005.

The 800 freestyle relay team of Kim Jasmer, Blythe Murray, Maggie Bever and Campbell also set a school record with a fifth place finish in a time of 7:17.67. The time, an NCAA consideration standard, broke the previous record of 7:19.74 set in 2003.

Jasmer's leadoff time of 50.68 in the 800 freestyle relay marked the third-fastest time in program history and was an NCAA consideration time.

Action continues tomorrow with the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay. Preliminary heats begin at 11 a.m., with finals starting at 6 p.m.

Team Standings1. California, 120; 2. Stanford, 118; 3. Oregon State, 100; 5. Washington 96; 5. UCLA, 96; 7. Washington State, 88; 8. Arizona, 56; 9. Arizona State, 54.

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