Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Splits Meet With DePauw
St. Louis, Mo., October 29, 2011 — The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted DePauw University on Saturday afternoon at the Millstone Pool in St. Louis, Mo., and the women’s team came away with a 168-126 victory. The men’s side fell 173-120.
Sophomore Chi Pham won two events in leading the women’s side to 11 event victories. Pham finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:58.98) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:10.94).
Freshman Sara Taege captured her first career victory in the 200-yard butterfly (2:13.75) as the Bears swept the top three places in the event. Sophomore Grace Murray finished second (2:19.98) and freshman Hannah Chase finished third (2:20.20).
The WUSTL women also swept the top three in the 50-yard freestyle, with freshman Jennifer Tartavull taking first place in 25.07 seconds. Sophomore Allison Siegel finished second in 25.73 seconds, and junior Veronica Tse took third in 26.35 seconds.
Murray also captured first-place in the 1,000 yard freestyle (10:54.85), and Tartavull also won 100-yard freestyle in 54.91 seconds.
Sophomore Meghan Lam earned two victories on the afternoon, in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.99) and 200-yard backstroke (2:12.86). Sophomore Paige VanTassell earned a win in the 500-yard freestyle (5:17.88).
The Bears picked up a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay, as Tartavull, Taege, senior Amy Vanlishout and VanTassell (3:43.28) topped the closest competition by 5.14 seconds. Also earning a victory was senior Catherine Rafferty-Millett in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.10).
The WUSTL men were led by sophomore Jason Wan and senior Mike Rao, who each captured two event wins. Wan finished first in the 100-yard backstroke (54.88) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:59.34), and Rao earned titles in the one and three meter diving events.
Freshman Zane Turpin also earned a victory, finishing the 200-yard butterfly in 1:56.19.
The swimming and diving teams will travel to Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, Nov. 5, for a meet with UAA-rival University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, starting at 1 p.m.