Brendan Morin Wins 100 Butterfly Title on Day Three of UAA Championships
DAY 3 RESULTS
Cleveland, Ohio, February 17, 2012 – Sophomore Brendan Morin swam to first place in the men’s 100-yard butterfly to highlight day three of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming & Diving Championships for the Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving teams on Friday at Case Western Reserve University.
Heading into the final day of competition at the UAA Championships, the Washington U. men and women both sit in fifth place in the team standings. Emory University leads the team standings for both.
Morin swam a B cut time to win the men’s 100 butterfly title in a time of 49.92, edging Emory’s Stephen Czaja who finished .07 of a second behind. Freshman Sara Taege earned All-UAA honors for the Washington U. women by finishing third in the 400 individual medley with a B cut time of 4:28.53. The top four finishers in the event posted times faster than the pool record.
The men’s 800 freestyle relay team of freshmen Luke Dobben and Matt Nutter, senior Chris Valach, and junior Mark Minowitz finished as the UAA runner-up with a B cut time of 6:50.47 to earn All-UAA honors. Minowitz and Nutter also finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the A final of the 200 freestyle. Minowitz swam a time of 1:42.23 to finish just .04 of a second behind the third-place finisher, while Nutter was fifth in a time of 1:43.05. Freshman Zane Turpin also posted a B cut time on Friday, finishing sixth in the A final of the men’s 400 individual medley with a time of 4:07.43.
Sophomore Chi Pham, senior Catherine Rafferty-Millett, and sophomores Grace Murray and Allison Siegel teamed up to finish fourth in the women’s 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.99. The top four teams all bettered the previous pool record in the event. Pham also finished seventh in the A final of the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.02, as the top seven finishers swam faster times than the previous pool record.
The final day of the UAA Swimming & Diving Championships is scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. (ET) on Saturday at Veale Natatorium.