FEDERAL WAY, Washington, January 31. EVAN Bernier swam a Washington season-best 49.12 in the 100 butterfly as the UW men and women swept Seattle University in a non-conference dual meet on Thursday afternoon. Bernier and the UW men defeated the Redhawks, 123-91, while the Husky women won by a score of 107-84.
Bernier's swim in the 100 fly was an exhibition as the final six events on both the men and women's sides were exhibitions. His time easily would have given him first place in the event. Bernier did take first in the 100 back in a time of 49.93.
Five other UW men's swimmers also had first-place finishes on the afternoon, while six Husky women's swimmers won their respective events.
Ivan Perhat took first in the 50 free with a time of 20.79, Ben Aaberg won the 100 freestyle in a time of 46.78, and David Bai won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:42.21. Yonatan Cohen in the 100 breaststroke (55.85) and Erez Fern in the 200 butterfly (1:50.39) also were victorious for Washington.
On the women's side, Erin Campbell came away with first-place finishes in the 50 freestyle (24.08) and 100 backstroke (58.36), Maggie Bever won the 100 freestyle (52.29), Kim Kripps placed first in the 200 butterfly (2:05.01) and Genevieve Patterson took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.58).
In the women's 200 freestyle, Husky Petra Radovic (1:53.42) edged out teammate Ally Rich for first place (1:53.49), and in the 1000 freestyle, Ashley Daly (10:18.06) narrowly defeated Husky teammate Liz Johnson (10:18.90).
With the win, the UW men evened their dual meet record at 7-7 while the women upped their record to 10-4.
Special thanks to Washington for contributing this report.