Women's Swimming Wins, Men Come Up Short Against DePauw
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 2, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's swimming & diving team won 14 of 16 events contested as the Bears rolled to a 214-74 win over DePauw University Saturday. The WUSTL men won seven of 16 events, but fell to DePauw 155-136 in the dual.
Five different members of the Washington University women's team won two individual events each to lead the Bears to their second dual win of the season. Sophomore Katie Anderson swept the 100 (59.94) and 200 (2:09.59) backstrokes and sophomore Sophie Gan won the 100 (1:08.82) and 200 (2:30.19) breaststroke. Freshman Emily Ramos posted season-best scores to sweep first place in the one-meter (203.50) and three-meter (175.40) diving events.
Sophomore Kristalyn McAfee led a sweep of the top four spots in the 100 free with a season-best time of 53.69. Freshmen Connie Gan (54.08), Claire Savage (55.43) and Marimac Collins (55.66) followed in second- through fourth-place, respectively. McAfee (1:55.35) and sophomore Grace Counts (1:56.59) also posted a 1-2 sweep in the 200 freestyle for the Bears.
Sophomore Amanda Stadermann was also a double winner for WUSTL, taking first in the 100 (59.18) and 200 (2:08.17) butterfly. Stadermann's winning time in the 200 butterfly was also a B-Cut for the NCAA Championships. Connie Gan (59.62), freshman Lauren Carlos (59.62) and junior Hannah Chase (1:01.53) completed the first- through fourth-place sweep for the Bears in the 100 butterfly. Sophomore Toireasa Rafferty-Millett finished second behind Stadermann in the 200 butterfly in 2:14.38.
Senior Brian Carpenter and sophomore Sam Guenin each won two individual events for the Washington U. men. Carpenter swept the 100 (59.52) and 200 (2:12.53) breaststroke, while Guenin won both the one-meter (195.80) and three-meter (150.70) diving events. Freshman Matt Liu placed second behind Carpenter in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.26). Liu added a runner-up finish in the 200 individual medley with a season-best time of 1:58.86, and a third-place showing in the 100 butterfly (54.05).
Senior Jason Wan won the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:58.96, while placing second in the 100 backstroke (54.63) behind freshman Justin Morrell (53.93). Washington U.'s seventh event win on the men's side came in the 200-medley relay as sophomore Kaisen Yao, Carpenter, sophomore Reed Dalton and Morrell teamed up to win the event in a time of 1:34.43.
Senior Chi Pham won the women's 200 IM in a time of 2:12.63, while Stadermann added a third-place finish (2:14.40). Savage was the seventh individual winner for the WUSTL women, leading a 1-4 sweep in the 50 freestyle in a time of 25.26. Collins (25.69), senior Allison Siegel (25-71) and Anderson (25.80) followed Savage in second through fourth, respectively. The Washington U. women also won both relays at the meet. Pham, Sophie Gan, Stadermann and McAfee swam a season-best time of 1:51.28 to win the 200-medley relay, while Collins, Connie Gan, Savage and McAfee placed first in the 400-free relay with a season-best time of 3:38.00.
Washington University travels to Chicago to face University of Chicago in a dual meet beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.