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nG 1941 Jim Denning Tad Fuiioka Jim Belote Bob Magnusson Chris Barr George A+hans I Huskies took their final dual meet of the season from the Washington State Col- lege Cougars, 541 2 to 2OI 2. A dead heat in the final relay gave the crowd an extra thrill. Washington won first place in every other event. In the Northern Division championship at Eugene, the Oregon Ducks scored 89 points, taking every first place, while the Huskies trailed in the runner-up position with 35 points. Other scores were: Ore- gon State, 27; Montana, 8; Washington, 7, and Idaho, 6. Outstanding for Wash- ington were Chris Barr, who took a sec- ond in the 60-yard and a third in the 100-yard free-style events, and Jack Pomfret, who placed second in the 200- yard breaststroke race. Letter winners of the year were: Chris Barr, Jim Belote, Jim Denning, Tad Fuji- oka, Dick Margerum, Jim McClure, Lyie Ostlund, Jack Pomfret, and Jack Ran- quet. A Big W blanket was awarded to Dick Becker. 198
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1941 Navy, and consequently would not be able to represent Washington in the con- ference finals. A few days later Captain George Athens, two years the Northern Division diving champion, was forced to leave the squad after being bothered all season by sinus trouble. George, a Cana- dian athlete, was easily the greatest divei ' ever to come to Washington and his loss weakened the squad immeasurably. Even with these losses, the squad com- pleted a successful season. Three out of four conference dual meets fell to the hluskies, as well as a non-conference con- test with the Victoria YMCA. The pre- season meet with the Canadian team was nearly disastrous, for though the squad managed a 37 to 25 victoiy, the issue was in doubt from beginning to end. ABOVE: Dick Becker and Lyie Ostlund UPPER: Dick Mai-gei-um and Jim McCluie ' .m ■■K H Idaho ' s Vandals were the first confer- ence victims of the Huskies, losing by a 48 to 27 count. In this meet the only rec- ords of the season were smashed by Washington. Chris Barr set a new pool mark for the 100-yard free-style event when he splashed the distance in 56 sec- onds flat, to beat the former record held by Dean McAdams by 1.4 seconds. The 200-yard breaststroke record fell to Jack Pomfret in 2:37.3. One week later the Huskies traveled south to Corvallis where they whipped the Oregon State Beavers, 41 to 34. Going into the last event, the scoi ' e was tied at 34-all, but a narrow victoi ' y in the final event gave the meet to Washington. First defeat of the season, the first In many years, came the next day when the Oregon Ducks swamped the Huskies, 56- 19. Oregon set a new conference fi ' ee- style record in this meet. Back home the following week, the
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ffiOSH Ifflfll %tt Coach Jack Torney ' s last freshman swimming team at the University of Washington devel- oped Into one of his most power- ful, going thiough a lough sched- ule of six dual meets without a loss. Outstanding was the relay team which was never defeated and which broke records in three meets. " Wink " Lamb, Jay Follrich, Francis Cooper and Pete Lee formed this quartet. Captain Lee was tops individually, never drop- ping a sprint race to an opponent. Six other yearling point winners received letters. They were Bruce Benz, Neil Thompson, Bob Randall, Harry Lewis, Joe Miller and Stan- ley Mott-Smlth. TOP — Second Row: Jim Huntley, Cap- tain Pete Lee, Hairy Lewis, Jay Follrich, Bruce Benz, Francis Cooper. Bottom Row: Joe tvliller, Neil Thompson, Stan Mott- Smith, Wink Lamb. BOHOM — Second Row: Conrad McMahill, Bornay O ' Con- nor, Jim Coyle, Corl Sunde, Herb New- man, Bill Blecken. Bottom Row: Dale Meyers, Earl McCarthy, Win Warren, junior manager. mfliiflGffis 199
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