WashU Finishes Strong in the Show-Me Showdown Swim Meet

WashU Finishes Strong in the Show-Me Showdown Swim Meet

Columbia, Mo., Oct. 8, 2016 – Washington University in St. Louis swimming and diving competed with several colleges ranging from Division I-III within the state of Missouri at the Show-Me Showdown hosted by the University of Missouri Friday evening with the WashU women placing third of nine teams and the WashU men taking fourth place out of 10 teams. 

The women placed within the top five of six events to score 344.5 points. The men scored 210.5 points, placing fourth overall behind three top five finishes. Missouri finished first in both the men's and women's competition.

The women's 400 freestyle relay team placed third overall just seconds behind Division I host's Mizzou's top two groups. Niamh O'Grady, Maria de Figueiredo, Nicole Zanolli and MariMac Collins combined efforts for a time of 3:35.15 nearly two seconds ahead of Saint Louis University. 

Senior Emily Ramos also placed third overall for the Bears during the one-meter dive with a 214.70 score. Junior Ryan Nathenson also placed third in the one-meter dive on the men's side with a score of 209.95.

Brandon Lum's 50.47 time in the 100 butterfly was good enough for fifth overall and 14 points, to earn the WashU men the most points in any individual event other than diving. 

The most points scored by a WashU woman in a single event other than diving was O'Grady in the 100 butterfly when she placed fourth overall with a time of 57.30. De Figueiredo scored 28 points between two individual events as she placed fifth in the 50 freestyle (24.55) and ninth in the 100 backstroke (59.28).

WashU will next travel to DePauw University for a dual meet on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. (EDT). Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

TOP-FIVE FINISHES:

WOMEN

400 freestyle relay: Niamh O'Grady, Maria de Figueiredo, Nicole Zanolli, MariMac Collins (3rd, 3:35.15)

1-meter dive: Emily Ramos (3rd, 214.70)

100 butterfly: Niamh O'Grady (4th, 57.30)

500 freestyle: Nicole Zanolli (5th, 5:09.81)

50 freestyle: Maria de Figueiredo (5th, 24.55)

200 freestyle relay: MariMac Collins, Claire Savage, Alex Center, Maria de Figueiredo (5th, 1:39.37) 

MEN

1-meter dive: Ryan Nathenson (3rd, 209.95)

3-meter dive: Ryan Nathenson (191.80)

100 butterfly: Brandon Lum (5th, 50.47)