Matt Nutter’s School Record Highlights WUSTL Swimming Finishes at Midwest Invite
Chicago, Ill., Feb. 23, 2013 – Sophomore Matt Nutter broke a nine-year-old school record in the men’s 200 backstroke to highlight nine B-cuts for the Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams at the Midwest Invitational hosted by the University of Chicago Friday and Saturday.
Nutter clocked a B-cut time of 1:52.01 during a time trial for the men’s 200 backstroke, which broke the previous Washington University school record of 1:52.45 set in 2004 by Michael Slavik. Nutter added a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke with a career-best time of 52.36.
Nutter also led-off a pair of winning relays for the Bears over the weekend. He teamed with freshmen Reed Dalton and Kaisen Yao, and senior Brendan Morin to tie for first in the 200-freestyle relay in a time of 1:24.12. Nutter, junior Brian Carpenter, Dalton and Morin also won the 200-medley relay in a time of 1:33.06. The team clocked a B-cut time of 1:32.63 in a time trial Friday night. Morin also swam to third in the 100 butterfly with a B-cut time of 50.43, and posted a career-best and B-cut time of 49.43 in a time trial for the event.
In a women’s 200 butterfly time trial Friday night, freshman Amanda Stadermann posted a B-cut time of 2:07.87, and sophomore Hannah Chase clocked a career-best and B-cut time of 2:08.06. Stadermann finished first in the event Saturday with a B-cut time of 2:06.59. Stadermann (58.01) and Chase (59.49) also finished first and third, respectively, in the 100 butterfly.
Junior Chi Pham won the women’s 200 individual medley with a B-cut time of 2:07.41 Friday night, before clocking a season-best and B-cut time of 2:05.96 in a time trial Saturday. Sophomore Luke Dobben was the seventh event-winner for Washington U. on the weekend, finishing first in the men’s 200 IM (1:56.20) Friday.
The Washington University men finished fifth in the team standings with 180 points, while the Washington U. women scored 76 points to place seventh as a team. Emory University (531) finished first in the men’s team standings, while the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (597) was first in the women’s standings.
The Washington University women’s swimming team has 13 individuals who have posted B-cuts this season, while the WUSTL men have eight individuals with A- or B-cuts for the 2013 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships scheduled for March 20-23 in Shenandoah, Texas. Official qualifiers for the National Championships are scheduled to be announced in a press release on NCAA.com Monday, March 4.