The University of Washington men's swimming team (2-3) made the most of its only home meet of the season, defeating a combined Seattle University...
The University of Washington men’s swimming team (2-3) made the most of its only home meet of the season, defeating a combined Seattle University and Simon Fraser squad 112-86 on Friday night.
The Huskies won eight of the first nine events before swimming the last two races as exhibition.
Washington got two wins apiece from Ivan Perhat (50 freestyle, 20.83 seconds; 100 free, 45.83), Jonathan Banker (200 individual medley, 1:57.14; 100 backstroke, 52.55) and Jereme Barnett-Woods (1,000 free, 9:37.24, 500 free, 4:39.82).
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Despite 22 points from Ryan DeLong and 21 from Robert Krauel, Puget Sound (14-3, 7-2) fell 119-108 to Willamette in a Northwest Conference game in Salem, Ore.
â€¢ Emil Kim had 18 points to lead Linfield past Pacific Lutheran 80-73 in McMinnville, Ore. Scott McDaniels pumped in a game-high 22 points for the Lutes (7-9, 4-5 NWC).
â€¢ Marcus Whittaker had a game-high-tying 10 points for Evergreen State (7-16), which fell 51-31 to Eastern Oregon in Olympia.
â€¢ Northwest held on for a 79-76 win over Albertson in Kirkland. Chris Keller led the Eagles (17-7, 7-5 Cascade Collegiate Conference) with 27 points.
Mollie Stelmack scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half as Western Washington defeated Dixie State College 61-51 in a nonleague game in Bellingham. Liz McCarrell added 14 points for the Vikings (13-5), who are 7-0 at home this season and have won 25 straight regular-season home games.
â€¢ Allison Craven scored a team-high 16 points, all in the first half, to lead Puget Sound (15-3, 8-1 NWC) to a 75-36 rout of Willamette in Salem, Ore.
â€¢ Albertson defeated Northwest 72-60 in Kirkland. Brittany Bowsher scored 17 points for the Eagles (9-15, 4-8 CCC).
Track and field
Washington State’s Diana Pickler won the women’s pentathlon with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 4,260 points at the Cougar Indoor in Pullman. Julie Pickler, Diana’s twin sister, finished second with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 4,003 points.
After the first four events in the men’s heptathlon, Cougars freshman Kyle Schauble is in second place with 2,704 points.
â€¢ Western Washington’s Anthony Tomsich set a school record and met the NCAA Division II national provisional qualifying standard in the men’s 5,000 meters with a time of 14:40.02, good for 11th at the UW Invitational.
Ashley Houghting earned her 10th career vault win, and Washington scored season highs on beam and floor, but that wasn’t enough to overcome visiting Stanford, which pulled out a 196.075-193.675 win.
â€¢ Kristen Bryant vaulted a 9.725 and Debra Huss earned an identical score on floor exercise as Seattle Pacific finished fourth (189.975) behind Utah State (194.225), San Jose State (193.025) and Boise State (190.700) in San Jose, Calif.
Washington State defeated its highest-ranked opponent in nearly three years, upsetting 30th-ranked Brigham Young 5-2 in Provo, Utah. The 66th-ranked Cougars (4-0) won five of six singles matches to capture the victory, led by Ekaterina Burduli’s 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Lauren Jones in the No. 1 slot.
Washington pitcher Danielle Lawrie has been selected to the 17-member U.S. senior women’s national team and will compete at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, July 23-30; the Canada Cup, July 1-8; and the USA World Cup, July 11-16.
â€¢ Seattle University has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title.
â€¢ King Taco, the Los Angeles-based restaurant chain, will partner with Carl Skerlong, 18, of Seattle for his rookie season in the Champ Car Atlantic Championship series.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.