WashU Records Fall in Day 2 of UAA S&D Championships

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

Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 15, 2018 – Three school records fell for Washington University in St. Louis at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championships as both the Bears men and women are in third place following day two's action in Atlanta.

Team Results

Women's

Men's

1.

Emory

674

1.

Emory

533

2.

NYU

407

2.

NYU

459

3.

WashU

376

3.

WashU

433.5

4.

Carnegie

373.5

4.

Chicago

369

5.

Chicago

361

5.

Carnegie

300.5

6.

Rochester

177

6.

Case

234

7.

Case

176

7.

Rochester

202

8.

Brandeis

153.5

8.

Brandeis

157

Junior Kevin Van Cleave captured first place honors in the 200 individual medley while setting a school record with a time of 1:48.15, also earning all-UAA honors by placing in the top three finalists.

Senior Niamh O'Grady also earned all-UAA honors with a school record time in the 200 IM, 2:02.46, to place second overall. She also teamed with senior Nicole Zanolli, sophomore Jenna Wilf and sophomore Mollie Seidner in the 400 medley relay for a second place finish with a time of 3:46.72.

Van Cleave also helped the men's 400 medley relay team to a season-best time and all-UAA honors with a second place time of 3:17.19. The relay consisted of sophomore Peyton Wilson, junior Andrew Pek and sophomore Chase Van Patten.

Senior Ross Brown opened the Bears initial leg in the 200 freestyle relay followed by Van Patten, Pek and Wilson as the group placed second with a season-best time of 1:22.18.

All four Bears relay teams earned all-UAA honors during day two as the WashU women's 200 freestyle relay also swam to a season-best 1:34.28 time. O'Grady, junior Lauren Sapp, freshman Sabrina Baxamusa and Seidner earned the all-UAA honors in the 200 free relay.

Senior diver Ryan Nathenson qualified for the NCAA Regionals following multiple scores above the 440 NCAA B cut standard. Nathenson initially scored 440.75 in the three-meter dive prelims before posting a career-best 442.65 in the finals to place fifth overall.

Top Finishes

Women's

Men's

200 FR Relay

2. Niamh O'Grady, Lauren Sapp, Sabrina Baxamusa, Mollie Seidner

1:34.28

200 FR Relay

2. Ross Brown, Chase Van Patten, Andrew Pek, Peyton Wilson

1:22.18

500 FR

7. Nicole Zanolli

5:01.36

500 FR

6. Landon Bennett

4:35.87

200 IM

2. Niamh O'Grady

2:02.46 * School Record

200 IM

1. Kevin Van Cleave

1:48.15 * School Record

50 FR

7. Mollie Seidner

23.83

50 FR

6. Ross Brown

20.76

400 Medley Relay

2. Nicole Zanolli, Jenna Wilf, Niamh O'Grady, Mollie Seidner

3:46.72 * School Record

400 Medley Relay

2. Peyton Wilson, Kevin Van Cleave, Andrew Pek, Chase Van Patten

3:17.19

The Bears will return to action Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. (ET) with prelims in the 200 medley relay, 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and women's three-meter dive. Finals are set to begin at 5:30 p.m. (ET) for the diving event with the swimming final events starting at 6 p.m. (ET). Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.