Washington U. Women’s Swimming & Diving Defeats DePauw, Men Fall to Tigers
Greencastle, Ind., October 27, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams combined to win 11 events and post 17 season-best times as the WUSTL women defeated DePauw University, while DePauw won the dual on the men’s side.
The Washington University women won nine of 16 events to earn a 171-125 win over DePauw. The Bears also posted season-best times in nine events on the day. On the men’s side, DePauw scored 193.5 points to earn a convincing win over Washington U., who finished with 86.5 points. The Bears clocked season-bests in eight of the 14 events in which they competed on the day, while winning two events.
Freshman Amanda Stadermann had a big day, winning three individual events and claiming a fourth first-place finish as a member of the Bears’ winning 200-medley relay team. Stadermann teamed with freshman Katie Anderson, and juniors Jennifer Tartavull and Allison Siegel to win the 200-medley relay in a time of 1:52.19. The time was the fastest of the season for Washington U.
Stadermann also led first- through third-place sweeps by Washington U. in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, and 200 individual medley. Stadermann just missed a B Cut time in the 200 butterfly with a winning time of 2:09.64. Sophomore Hannah Chase (2:16.57) finished second, while freshman Grace Counts (2:16.66) followed in third place. Stadermann (59.82), freshman Toireasa Rafferty-Millett (1:01.69), and junior Grace Murray (1:01.88) posted the three fastest times of the season for the Bears in the 100 butterfly to finish first through third, respectively. In the 200 IM, Stadermann (2:13.02) and junior Chi Pham (2:14.81) each posted season-best times to finish first and second, while Anderson placed third in a time of 2:16.25.
Anderson (2:10.40) won the 200 backstroke, while Pham posted a season-best time (1:01.59) to win the 100 backstroke. Tartavull and Counts joined freshman Kristalyn McAfee and sophomore Sara Taege to win the 400-freestyle relay. In the 500 freestyle, McAfee (5:16.09) and Taege (5:17.85) posted the top-two times of the season for the Bears to finish first and second, respectively. McAfee also added runner-up finishes in the 1,000 freestyle (10:58.06) and the 50 freestyle (25.41). Meanwhile, Taege and Tartavull claimed the top-two spots in the 200 freestyle with times of 2:00.07 and 2:00.43, respectively.
Junior Brian Carpenter posted the only two event wins for the Washington U. men, winning the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. He raced to season-best times of 1:00.32 to win the 100 breaststroke, and 2:14.65 to win the 200 breaststroke. Carpenter also teamed with freshmen Kaisen Yao and Reed Dalton, and senior Brendan Morin to finish second in the 200-medley relay with the fastest time of the season for the Bears (1:36.24).
Sophomore Luke Dobben posted season-bests and the top times of the season for Washington U. to finish as the runner-up in three individual events on the day. He finished second in the 200 freestyle (1:47.31), the 200 butterfly (1:59.87), and the 500 freestyle (4:46.92). Dobben also swam the opening leg of Washington U.’s 400-freestyle relay that finished third. He teamed with Morin, Dalton and sophomore Will Miller to post the fastest time of the season at 3:13.29. Dobben’s time on the relay was also a season-best and second-fastest time on the team this season in the 100 freestyle (49.76).
The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams host their second home meet of the season Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Millstone Pool. The Bears will take on fellow University Athletic Association (UAA) school University of Chicago in a dual scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.