FEDERAL WAY, Washington, December 2. THE University of Washington swimming teams continued to perform well at the Husky Invitational, posting nine top-5 finishes in the third day of competition.
"Overall, I am very pleased with the meet," said head coach Whitney Hite. "Having some kids get lifetime best times and breaking school records means we are doing pretty well. I like how we are swimming and we are going to finish strong tomorrow. We'll keep working at it. We are learning a lot and will continue to get better."
The women's 400 medley relay kicked off the night with a second place finish as Mary Patterson, Jessica Buchanan, Erin Campbell and Lindsey Sharp combined for a time of 1:45.43.
The UW men responded with a third place finish in the 400 medley relay on the efforts of Taylor Brugh, Yonatan Cohen, Bret Lundgaard and Ivan Perhat with a time of 1:33.83.
Freshman Jennifer Gong was UW's top swimmer in the 400 individual medley with a 14th place finish with a time of 4:29.78, while Caitlyn Shortt placed 18th with a time of 4:30.00.
Hunter Barrett posted the Huskies' top swim in the 400 IM with a sixth place finish (4:08.38), while Henry Hudson placed eighth (4:16.32) and Jon Banker won the "B" final with a time of 4:05.97.
Sophomore Marisa Chang led Washington in the 100 butterfly with a second place finish and a lifetime best time of 56.14, while Campbell placed fifth with a time of 56.84.
Lundgaard posted Washington's best time in the 100 fly with a ninth place finish in a time of 49.68.
Senior Blythe Murray had one of UW's best swims of the meet with a sixth place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:51.81, while Kim Jasmer placed ninth with a time of 1:50.13, one night after breaking the school record in the 500 freestyle.
Freshman David Bai placed seventh in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:42.41, followed by sophomore Nico Micin with a 10th place finish and a time of 1:43.00.
Jessica Buchanan swam Washington's fastest time of the night in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.97 to win the "B" final in an NCAA consideration time, while Caitlyn Shortt placed sixth overall with a time of 1:05.62.
Cohen swam UW's best time in the 100 breaststroke, placing fifth overall with a time of 57.70, while Cejih Yung placed 14th (1:00.09).
Gong won the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.94, while Patterson placed fourth (58.03) and Dominique Lazarovici placed eighth (59.90).
On the men's side, Brugh led the Huskies in the 100 backstroke with a sixth place finish (51.91), while Jared Osborne placed 11th (52.37).
The UW women ended the night with a second place finish in the 800 freestyle relay as Jasmer, Murray, Bever and Chang combined for a time of 7:30.51.
Washington's men won the event with a time of 6:49.94 behind the efforts of Bai, Hudson, Lundgaard and Perhat.