WashU Men Capture 3 Titles and Finish Runner-Ups in UAA

WashU Men Capture 3 Titles and Finish Runner-Ups in UAA

Chicago, Ill., Feb. 11, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's swimming and diving team wrapped up the University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming & Diving Championships with three titles and two school records while finishing as runner-ups on Saturday evening. The WashU women finished the UAA Championships in fifth place.

Emory University won the men's title with 1,650.5 points as the Bears finished runner-ups with 1,516.5 points followed by New York University (1269), University of Chicago (1192.5), Carnegie Mellon University (1033.5), Case Western Reserve University (786), University of Rochester (442) and Brandeis University (303).

The Eagles also won the women's UAA title with 1,924.5 points trailed by NYU (1,468.5), Chicago (1,440), CMU (1,091), WashU (1,073), Rochester (681.5), Case (552.5) and Brandeis (209).

Freshman Peyton Wilson followed a record breaking performance on Friday with another on Saturday en route to capturing the 200 backstroke UAA title and school record with a time of 1:47.62. Sophomore Kevin Van Cleave also posted a B-cut time during the 200 BK with a time of 1:50.61.

The Bears 400 freestyle relay team of junior Ross Brown, freshman Chase Van Patten, sophomore Andrew Pek and senior Justin Morrell set a new school record and won the UAA title by finishing the race in 2:59.93.

Sophomore Brandon Lum seized the UAA championship in the 200 butterfly with a 2016 qualifying time, 1:49.52. Senior Jordan Wheeler and sophomore Jason Hsu also finished with B-cut times in the 200 FL as Wheeler placed fifth (1:50.80) and Hsu eighth (1:52.39).

Seniors Andrew Ellison and Michael Lagieski also posted 2016 qualifying times. Ellison placed third with a season-best time in the 1,650 FR (15:51.93) and Lagieski finished fourth during the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:01.85.

The women's 400 FR relay of junior Nicole Zanolli, senior MariMac Collins, sophomore Lauren Sapp and senior Lauren Carlos posted a 2016 qualifying time and finished third with a time of 3:26.56. Zanolli also added an individual 2016 qualifying time in the 200 BK (2:01.76).

Senior Emily Ramos finished with a career-best in the one-meter dive with a score of 449.0 in the prelims before placing sixth with a score of 442.95 in the finals.

Overall the Bears totaled four UAA event titles while posting 34 B-cut times during the 2017 UAA Swimming & Diving Championships. WashU will travel back to Chicago, Ill. next weekend for the Midwest Invite on Feb. 17 and 18. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

UAA Championships

2016 Qualifying Times and B-Cut Times

Men

Saturday

1st – 200 BK – Peyton Wilson – 1:47.62 (2016 Qualifying time, School Record)

1st – 400 FR Relay – Ross Brown, Chase Van Patten, Andrew Pek, Justin Morrell – 2:59.93 (2016 Qualifying time, School Record)

1st – 200 FL – Brandon Lum – 1:49.52 (2016 Qualifying time)

3rd – 1,650 FR – Andrew Ellison – 15:51.93 (2016 Qualifying time)

4th – 200 BR – Michael Lagieski – 2:01.85 (2016 Qualifying time)

5th – 200 FL – Jordan Wheeler – 1:50.80 (B-cut)

8th – 200 FL – Jason Hsu – 1:52.39 (B-cut)

10th – 200 BK – Kevin Van Cleave – 1:50.61 (B-cut)

Friday

1st – 100 FL – Andrew Pek – 48.74 (2016 Qualifying time, Career-Best and fourth best time in NCAA Division III)

2nd – 100 FL – Brandon Lum – 49. 27 (B-cut)

2nd – 100 BK – Peyton Wilson – 49.50 (2016 Qualifying time, School Record, Career-Best)

3rd – 100 BR – Michael Lagieski – 54.70 (2016 Qualifying time)

3rd – 400 IM – Jordan Wheeler – 3:59.07 (2016 Qualifying time, Career-Best)

3rd – 200 Medley Relay – Peyton Wilson, Michael Lagieski, Andrew Pek, Ross Brown – 1:30.74 (B-cut)

9th – 100 BR – Simon Deshusses – 56.59 (B-cut, Career-Best)

Thursday

2nd - 50 FR – Ross Brown – 20.64 (B-cut and career-best time)

2nd - 400 Medley Relay – Peyton Wilson, Michael Lagieski, Andrew Pek, Ross Brown – 3:18.15 (2016 invited time and season-best time)

2nd - 200 IM – Michael Lagieski – 1:50.08 (2016 invited time)

3rd - 200 FR Relay – Ross Brown, Chase Van Patten, Andrew Pek, Justin Morrell – 1:22.48 (B-cut and season-best time)

4th - 200 IM – Kevin Van Cleave – 1:51.44 (B-cut time)

7th - 500 FR – Andrew Ellison – 4:33.47 (B-cut time)

Women

Saturday

3rd – 200 BK – Nicole Zanolli – 2:01.76 (2016 Qualifying time)

3rd – 400 FR Relay – Nicole Zanolli, MariMac Collins, Lauren Sapp, Lauren Carlos – 3:26.56 (2016 Qualifying time)

6th – One-meter Dive – Emily Ramos – 442.95 (B-cut, 449.00 prelim score career-best)

Friday

3rd – 800 FR Relay – Nicole Zanolli, Lauren Sapp, MariMac Collins, Niamh O'Grady – 7:34.92 (B-cut, Season-Best)

4th – 200 Medley Relay – Nicole Zanolli, Niamh O'Grady, Lauren Carlos, MariMac Collins – 1:45.23 (2016 Qualifying time)

5th – 100 FL – Niamh O'Grady – 56.26 (2016 Qualifying time – 56.10 in prelims)

9th – 200 FR – Lauren Sapp – 1:52.70 (B-cut)

9th – 100 BR – Jenna Wilf – 1:04.79 (B-cut, Career-Best)

Thursday

3rd - 500 FR – Nicole Zanolli – 4:56.71 (2016 invited time)

4th - 200 FR Relay – Lauren Carlos, Mollie Seidner, Lauren Sapp, MariMac Collins – 1:34.61 (2016 qualifying time)

4th - 400 Medley Relay – Nicole Zanolli, Stephanie Li, Lauren Carlos, Niamh O'Grady – 3:51.27 (2016 qualifying time)

5th - 200 IM – Niamh O'Grady – 2:05.36 (2016 qualifying time)

7th - 3-Meter Dive – Emily Ramos – 428.85 (Career-best and B-cut score of 431.95 in prelims)