WashU Swimming & Diving Sweeps Truman State on Senior Day

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

St. Louis, Mo, Jan. 20, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's swimming and diving programs celebrated senior day with a sweep against NCAA Division II Truman State University on Saturday at I.E. Millstone Pool in St. Louis.

The No. 7-ranked women posted a 151-142 win over Division II No. 20 Truman, while the men recorded a 196-92 victory.

Prior to the meet, WashU honored its 10 senior student-athletes and one manager: Laura Barber, Landon Bennett, Ross Brown, Alissa Ling, Michelle Murdock, Ryan Nathenson, Niamh O'Grady, Jeremy Wojtak, Albert Yao, Nicole Zanolli and Wending Zhu.

The Bears combined for a total of 21 first place finishes which included an NCAA Division III B cut time by junior Brandon Lum during the 200 butterfly (1:49.77). Lum also paired with sophomores Peyton Wilson, Simon Deshusses and Chase Van Patten for the winning time of 1:35.13 in the 200 medley relay.

Nathenson also had a pair of first place finishes for the men in the one-meter dive (263.85) and the three-meter dive (249.97). Junior Kevin Van Cleave also had two first place finishes to his credit in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.64) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:25.79) with the combined efforts of junior Andrew Pek, sophomore Preston Bailey and Brown.

Three of the women's senior members scored first place finishes including: Zanolli in the 200 freestyle (1:55.68) and 200 backstroke (2:09.19); O'Grady in the 200 butterfly (2:08.34) and 200 IM (2:08.28); and Barber in the one-meter dive (218.62) and three-meter dive (253.35).

First Place Finishes

Men

200 Medley Relay – Peyton Wilson, Simon Deshusses, Brandon Lum, Chase Van Patten – 1:35.13

1650 FR – Seth Ritter – 16:18.43

100 BK – Jerry Chen – 51.51

100 BR – Matthew Yang – 59.00

200 FL – Brandon Lum – 1:49.77 * B Cut

1-meter Dive – Ryan Nathenson – 263.85

100 FR – Andrew Pek – 47.70

200 BK – Nozomi Horikawa – 1:55.44

200 BR – Kevin Van Cleave – 2:06.64

100 FL – Brandon Lum – 50.70

3-meter Dive – Ryan Nathenson – 249.97

200 Free Relay – Kevin Van Cleave, Andrew Pek, Preston Bailey, Ross Brown – 1:25.79

Women

1650 FR – Catherine Kuhn – 17:48.68

200 FR – Nicole Zanolli – 1:55.68

100 BK – Maddie Robinson – 1:01.17

100 BR – Stephanie Li – 1:08.23

200 FL – Niamh O'Grady – 2:08.34

1-meter Dive – Laura Barber – 218.62

200 BK – Nicole Zanolli – 2:09.19

3-meter Dive – Laura Barber – 253.35

200 IM – Niamh O'Grady – 2:08.28

WashU returns to action with a pair of dual meets on Saturday, Jan. 27. The women travel to Division I Illinois State University while the men visit Wabash College.