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UC Irvine Sweeps UCI Distance Invitational -- January 3, 2004

IRVINE, Calif, January 4. THE UC Irvine Anteaters won both the men's and women's titles at the UC Irvine/Country Inns & Suites Invitational Individual Distance Meet at the Anteater Aquatics Complex.

In the women's meet, Anteaters won two of the four events. Sophomore Lara Bjargardottir (Reykjavik, Iceland) won the 400 IM in a time of 4:27.74, Anteaters took the top seven places in the event. Senior Semah Zavareh (Sunnyvale/Washington State) won the 1650 free in a time of 17:18.81. Cal State Northridge freshman Lauren Andrews won her fifth event of the day with a win in the 500 free in a time of 5:02.95. Her first four wins came during the Individual Sprints meet.

In the men's meet, UCI swimmers won two of the four events. Senior Kareem Adnan (Albuquerque, NM/El Dorado HS) won the 1650 free in a time of 16:41.11. Frehsman Brian Buchanan (Carmichael/Jesuit HS) won the 500 free in a time of 4:57.

The UC Irvine/Country Inns & Suites Invitationals will conclude on Sunday with the relay meet. The meet will start at 10:00 a.m.

Team Scores

Women
1. UC Irvine 239
2. Nebraska 141
3. San Diego State 118
4. Cal State Northridge 61
5. New Mexico State 29
6. Cal Poly 17
7. Pepperdine 15

Men
1. UC Irvine 257
2. Cal Poly 153
3. Cal State Northridge 151