Washington vs. Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 9. THE Washington women's swimming team picked up its first dual meet win of the season, defeating Ohio State, 167.5-121.5, on the road Friday afternoon. The Ohio State men defeated Washington, 172.5-121.5.

Freshman Ariana Kukors, who swims locally for the King Aquatic Club, continued her hot start to her Husky career, breaking two more school records.

Kukors swam the 200 IM in 1:57.91, besting her own previous school record of 1:58.36. Her time was good enough for first place, but the event was held as an exhibition. She also broke the UW school record in the 200 breaststroke, swimming it in a time of 2:13.07 for first place. The old record was 2:13.19, set by Rae Abbott in 1999.

Kukors, who now holds five school records, also won the 200 fly in a time of 2:00.23, good for fourth all-time at Washington.

Kim Jasmer and Erin Campbell both had outstanding performances for the Husky women. Jasmer won the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events, while Campbell took first in the 100 and 200 back and the 100 fly.

Emilee Jennings took first in the 50 free and Jessica Buchanan won the 100 breaststroke for UW.

On the men's side, Ivan Perhat (50 and 100 free) and Scott Spansail (500 and 1000 free) were both double winners for the UW, while Andre Blyth won the 200 fly and Bret Lundgaard took first in the 100 fly.

"We had a great meet today, both the men and the women," said UW head coach Whitney Hite. "We got great racing on both sides today and I'm extremely pleased with our effort."

Even though the Husky men lost, Hite was extremely happy with their performance.

"If you throw out the diving, the men didn't lose by that much. To swim that good against the fourteenth-ranked team in the nation, I was very happy."

The Husky men and women do not field diving teams.

Special thanks to Washington for contributing this report.

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