December 6, 1998
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Three more Washington swimming school records fell today at the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, as the men remained in first place and the women in second. The men won three events to extend their lead over Air Force Academy, 876.5-622.5. The women's squad, which established the school marks, are in second to UCLA, 797.5-460.5. The meet concludes on Sunday, with preliminaries beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the finals at 5 p.m.
Jaina McClure and Kristen Nagata each established a new Husky best, meeting NCAA B and Senior National standards in the process. McClure won the 100 backstroke in 56.16, and although that was faster than the previous school and meet records, her prelim time of 56.05 was even faster. Nagata's 56.01 in the 100 butterfly was good for third place. The 200 medley relay, which swam a 1:44.25, finished second in a school record and met NCAA B and Senior National standards.
Also meeting both standards was Irene Schneider in the 400 individual medley, placing third in 4:23.04. The 800 freestyle relay finished third in 7:40.32 to meet the Senior National standard.
Bryan Nelson and Robert Roosa both posted wins for the men, Nelson in the 400 individual medley (3:59.35) and Roosa in the 200 freestyle (1:41.80). The 800 freestyle relay also won in 6:47.21, meeting the Senior National standard. Roosa also was second in the 100 butterfly (49.89).
Others to finish in the top three were the 200 medley relay, second in 1:35.50; Jason Garman in the 100 butterfly, third in 50.89; Josh Hickman in the 200 freestyle, 1:42.17; Francis Tam in the 100 breaststroke, third in 57.06; and Christian Geitz, third in the 100 backstroke in 51.31.