Oxford, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2016 – On the first day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, Washington University in St. Louis swam to nine NCAA Division III B-cut times and three school records at the Corwin Nixon Natatorium on Thursday.
The men swam to eight B-cut times and are currently in third place with 204.5 points. Denison University (295.5) and Emory University (254.5) lead the men's side.
The women posted five B-cut times and are in sixth place with 120 points following the first day with Miami (343), Bowling Green State University (185.5), Emory (170.5), Milwaukee College (160) and Denison (150) ahead of the Bears.
School records were set in three different events including Niamh O'Grady's 2:02.73 time in the 200 individual medley. O'Grady, Lauren Carlos, Lauren Sapp and MariMac Collins combined efforts with a school record time of 1:34.44 in the 200 freestyle relay in time trials. Zanolli also set a new school record in the 500 free (4:51.95) in preliminaries.
On the men's side, Peyton Wilson set a new school record during the 400 medley relay. He finished the 100 backstroke portion of the relay in 49.84 earning a place in the record book and securing a qualifying B cut time. Michael Lagieski finished the 200 IM a little more than half a second away from breaking his WashU record time of 1:49.15 in the preliminaries.
B CUTS – MEN
Michael Lagieski – 200 IM (Prelim 1:49.68)
Peyton Wilson - 100 BK (During 400 Medley Relay 49.84) - School Record
Andrew Ellison – 500 Free (4:37.37)
Kevin Van Cleave – 200 IM (1:51.40), 100 BK (During 400 Medley Relay 50.4)
B CUTS – WOMEN
Niamh O'Grady – 200 IM (2:02.73) – School Record
Nicole Zanolli – 500 Free (4:51.95) – School Record
MariMac Collins - 50 Free (23.69)
Lauren Sapp – 50 Free (Prelim 23.84)