HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2002-4742, by Representative Jarrett

      WHEREAS, It is the tradition of the Washington State House of Representatives to recognize outstanding achievement in athletic excellence; and

      WHEREAS, The Whitman College Missionaries Swim Team achieved incredible achievements at the Northwest Conference Swim Championships held at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington on Sunday, February 17, 2002; and

      WHEREAS, Whitman College Missionaries Swim Team members, Aric Jarrett and younger brother Keith Jarrett, along with Art Riddle and Garth Brand, swam a season-best to place 6th in the men's 400-yard freestyle relay; Keith Jarrett swam a 50.72 to place 12th in the 100-yard freestyle, and Aric Jarrett swam a 51.26 to place 15th with both times season-best marks for each; Audrey Gardiner placed 7th in the women's 200-yard butterfly; Lindsay Brady placed 8th in the women's 1,650-yard freestyle, cutting her lifetime-best time by more than 18 seconds; Ben Miller placed 10th in the men's long-distance freestyle, Whitman's best time by any swimmer this season for the 1,650-yard freestyle; Ben Miller also placed 10th in the finals of the men's 200-yard backstroke, leapfrogging over two teammates to do so in a season-best, followed by Art Riddle, 11th place and Garth Brand, 12th place; Owen Unbehaun placed 8th in the men's 200-yard breaststroke placing himself on Whitman's all-time list for that event; Alexis Jinbo-Doran placed 8th in the women's 200-yard breaststroke; Katherine Oglietti was close behind, placing 10th in the women's 200-yard breaststroke, her season-best; Zach Seeley placed 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke; Stefanie Bergh place 11th and Ellen Klobucher, who cut her season-best time, placed 16th in the women's 1,650-yard freestyle; Sonja Lapinski finished 15th in the 100-yard freestyle, trimming her season-best time to 59.17; Stefanie Bergh placed 16th and Kristyn Vytlacil placed 18th in the 200-yard breaststroke; Kristyn Vytlacil, Sonja Lapinski, and Alexis Jinbo-Doran teamed with Katherine Oglietti to place 6th in the women's 400-yard freestyle relay in a season-best; and

      WHEREAS, Whitman College Missionaries Swim Team members Keith and Aric Jarrett were named Most Valuable Players (MVP) for 2001-2002; and

      WHEREAS, Whitman College Missionaries Swim Team 2nd year coach, Jennifer Blomme, has done a phenomenal job shaping a very small program of men and women swim teams budding with young talent; and

      WHEREAS, The Whitman College Missionaries Swim Team had a tremendous weekend of improved times, great team camaraderie, and fast swimming, and the support of families, friends, students, and alumni that was wonderful;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives applaud the hard work, commitment, dedication, teamwork, and athletic excellence of the Whitman College Missionaries Swim Team; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Whitman College President, Thomas E. Cronin, and to Missionaries Swim Team Coach, Jennifer Blomme.



          I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

         4742 Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives

                             March 13, 2002.




                       Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk