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NAIA: Seattle University Sweeps Central Washington -- October 30, 2001

ELLENSBURG,Wash., Oct. 30. THE Seattle University men's and women's swim teams opened their seasons with a bang, setting six new team records in a sweep of
Central Washington University.

On the women's side, four records fell as the Redhawks cruised to a 134-71 victory. The women opened the meet in fashion, breaking the team's 200-yard medley relay record with a time of 1:52.94. Newcomers Kristen Michener (Fr.,Sacramento, Calif./Loretto HS) and Marion Gallagher (Fr., Everett, Wash./Cascade HS), who were both on the record-setting relay, also set three
individual records between the two of them.

Michener broke the team records in both the 100 and 200-yard freestyles. Michener shattered the 200 free record by nearly two seconds, finishing first with a time of 1:55.53. She also captured first place with her record time in the 100 free, finishing in 53.63.

In her first intercollegiate meet, Michener won both individual events and the one relay she competed in, while setting team records in all three. Gallagher established a new mark in the 100-yard breaststroke as she finished second with a time of 1:09.18.

On the men's side, superstar Elliott Kolbe (Sr., Gardenerville, Nev./Douglas HS) broke his own record in the 200 free as he led the men to a 140-65 victory. Kolbe finished the first of all three individual events he took first place in with a time of 1:42.44. He was also victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle. Junior transfer Sean Seaver
set a new team record in the 500-yard freestyle, taking first place in the event with a time of 4:42.51.

The men took first place in nine of the 10 events while the women were victorious in seven.

The Redhawks travel to Tacoma, Wash. for the University of Puget Sound Relays on Nov. 3 at noon.