Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Falls to Chicago in Dual Meet
Chicago, Ill., November 5, 2011 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to the University of Chicago in a dual meet in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday afternoon. The men lost 164-143, while the women suffered a 187-107 defeat.
Freshman Zane Turpin led a top three sweep of the 200-yard butterfly for the Bears with a time of 1:58.04. Freshman Luke Dobben took second in 1:58.61, and senior Chris Valach finished third in 1:58.69.
Turpin also won the 400-yard individual medley by over five seconds, finishing in 4:15.00, and Dobben also contributed to a victory in the 1,650-yard freestyle, winning in 16:52.85.
Sophomore Jason Wan had a big impact on the men’s side’s performance, earning two individual wins and swimming a leg in a relay win.
The team of Wan, sophomore Brian Carpenter, junior Brendan Morin and junior Mark Minowitz edged two Chicago teams in the 200-yard medley relay. Their time of 1:37.06 won by 0.25 seconds over the Chicago ‘B’ team and 0.45 seconds over the Chicago ‘A’ team.
Wan also won 100-yard backstroke in 55.13 seconds and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:57.99.
Sophomore Chi Pham paced the women’s side with a pair of individual victories. Pham earned first place in the 50-yard freestyle (24.84) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.15).
Sophomore Meghan Lam, senior Catherine Rafferty-Millett, Pham and freshman Jennifer Tartavull won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:51.62.
Also earning a victory for the women’s team was freshman Sara Taege, who won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.85.
The Bears will have next weekend off before returning to action at the Drury Invitational in Springfield, Mo., on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18-19.