WashU S&D Enjoys Dominant Return to Millstone Pool

Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos

St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 12, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving program had a triumphant return to the I.E. Millstone Pool Friday evening, opening the second half of the season with first place finishes for both the men and women during the WashU Invitational.

The No. 9-ranked women finished with a meet leading 1,087 points to outpace Lindenwood University-Belleville (377), Maryville University (217), Williams Baptist College (76) and Principia College (69). The No. 7-ranked WashU men also exceeded 1,000 points as the Bears collectively tallied 1,074 points to capture first ahead of Lindenwood (407), Maryville (155), Principia (112) and Williams Baptist (47).

The WashU women finished with a clean sweep of events. The Bears dove and swam to 13 first place finishes, while the men nearly matched the feat with 11 first place efforts.

Senior Niamh O'Grady led the Bears as she contributed to four first place finishes, while sophomore Mollie Seidner, senior Nicole Zanolli, junior Lauren Sapp, and senior Laura Barber also finished atop multiple events.

Junior Brandon Lum and sophomore Simon Deshusses both finished with three titles on the night, while junior Kevin Van Cleave, sophomore James Hardy and sophomore Peyton Wilson also finished with two event titles.

First Place Finishes

Women

200 Medley Relay – Ellie Pollitt, Stephanie Li, Niamh O'Grady, Sabrina Baxamusa – 1:49.39

200 FR – Mollie Seidner – 1:58.25

200 IM – Nicole Zanolli – 2:10.26

50 FR – Lauren Sapp – 25.14

100 FL – Niamh O'Grady – 57.97

1-Meter Dive – Laura Barber – 416.80

100 FR – Mollie Seidner – 55.13

500 FR – Maggie Cox – 5:23.62

3-Meter Dive – Laura Barber – 257.60

200 Free Relay – Michelle Murdock, Niamh O'Grady, Lauren Sapp, Alex Center – 1:40.94

100 BK – Nicole Zanolli – 59.97

100 BR – Niamh O'Grady – 1:07.15

400 Free Relay – Charlie Brickner, Maddie Robinson, Alissa Ling, Nicole Zanolli – 3:41.02

Men

200 Medley Relay – Jordan Wheeler, Matthew Yang, Brandon Lum, Ross Brown – 1:36.26

200 FR – Simon Deshusses – 1:45.60

200 IM – Brandon Lum – 1:59.05

50 FR – Kevin Van Cleave – 21.48

100 FL – James Hardy – 51.94

1-Meter Dive – Ryan Nathenson – 422.70

3-Meter Dive – Ryan Nathenson – 231.60

200 Free Relay – Simon Deshusses, Peyton Wilson, Jerry Chen, Kevin Van Cleave – 1:27.46

100 BK – Brandon Lum – 53.90

100 BR – Simon Deshusses – 58.86

400 Free Relay – Peyton Wilson, James Hardy, David Motch, Andrew Pek – 3:14.07

The Bears return to action tomorrow afternoon at McKendree University. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.