St. Charles, Mo., Jan. 20, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming and diving program defeated NCAA Division II Lindenwood University Friday evening in a dual swim meet as senior diver Emily Ramos set a new personal best in the three-meter dive.
The WashU women defeated Lindenwood by a score of 140-103 while the men also swam past the Lions with a 127-96 win.
Ramos set a new personal best of 265.1 in the three-meter dive, more than 30 points higher than her previous season-best. The score was one of the highest marks a Bears diver has reached in a dual meet since 1998, when the record of 285.67 was set by Rachel Hopkins. The senior diver also added a season-best score of 237.85 in the one-meter dive.
Junior Ryan Nathenson of the men's team also won his two diving events while nearly matching his personal best score in the three-meter dive with a score of 227.15.
The women won nine total events while seniors Lauren Carlos and MariMac Collins paired with juniors Nicole Zanolli and Niamh O'Grady to win the 200 medley relay (1:48.75). All four women also added individual titles as well as Carlos won the 50 free (24.94), Collins won the 200 free (1:57.24), 100 free (53.54), Zanolli won the 100 back (59.48) and O'Grady won the 200 individual medley (2:08.39) and 100 butterfly (57.58).
Meanwhile the men won eight events and were led by junior Ross Brown's three titles including 50 free (21.54), 200 medley relay (1:33.47) and 200 free relay (1:25.53). Brown anchored both relays in which the medley featured freshman Jerry Chen, senior Michael Lagieski and sophomore Jordan Wheeler. The 200 free relay included senior Justin Morrell, freshman Chase Van Patten and sophomore Kevin Van Cleave.
The Bears continue their weekend schedule on Saturday, Jan. 21 with a road swim meet against Truman State beginning at noon. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
First Place Finishes:
200 Free – MariMac Collins – 1:57.24
50 Free – Lauren Carlos – 24.94
200 IM – Niamh O'Grady – 2:08.39
1 Meter Dive – Emily Ramos – 237.85
100 Butterfly – Niamh O'Grady – 57.58
100 Free – MariMac Collins – 53.54
100 Back – Nicole Zanolli – 59.48
3 Meter Dive – Emily Ramos – 265.1
50 Free – Ross Brown – 21.54
200 IM – Kevin Van Cleave – 1:53.55
1 Meter Dive – Ryan Nathenson – 222.70
100 Back – Jerry Chen – 51.10
3 Meter Dive – Ryan Nathenson – 227.15
100 Breast – Michael Lagieski – 57.20