More Records Fall as 12 Bears Earn All-UAA Honors on Day 3

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

Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 16, 2018 – During day three of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming & Diving Championships, Washington University in St. Louis swam to eight all-UAA honors in addition to breaking two school records.

The WashU men remain in third place with 981.5 points, while the women are in fourth place with 840.5 points over the three days of competition. Junior Andrew Pek was the lone Bear to capture an event title as he placed first in the 100 butterfly with a season-best time of 49.28.

Team Results

Women's

Men's

1.

Emory

1,461

1.

Emory

1,153

2.

NYU

901

2.

NYU

1,006

3.

Chicago

881.5

3.

WashU

981.5

4.

WashU

840.5

4.

Chicago

772

5.

Carnegie

837.5

5.

Carnegie

613.5

6.

Case

530

6.

Case

513

7.

Rochester

422

7.

Rochester

392

8.

Brandeis

312.5

8.

Brandeis

366

Sophomores Jenna Wilf and Peyton Wilson broke school records for the Bears. Wilf placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke finals while improving on her prelim time that would have also set the record. She finished the finals in 1:03.86 while taking fifth place overall.

Wilson shed 0.21 seconds from his previously set school record time in the 100 backstroke. He placed second overall to earn all-UAA honors. He also earned all-UAA honors in the 200 medley relay (1:29.80) by swimming the initial leg with junior Kevin Van Cleave, Pek and senior Ross Brown closing out the second place finish.

The women's 200 medley relay team also earned all-UAA honors with a second place finish. Senior Nicole Zanolli, Wilf, senior Niamh O'Grady and junior Lauren Sapp posted a season-best 1:44.07. O'Grady earned an individual all-UAA honor in the 100 butterfly with a season-best time of 55.06.

Junior Jordan Wheeler placed second overall in the 400 IM to earn all-UAA accolades in the same event for the second straight season. He concluded the race with a career-best 3:57.23. Sophomore Chase Van Patten also earned individual all-UAA honors with a third place finish and career best time in the 200 freestyle (1:39.75).

The final all-UAA honor was earned by the women's 800 freestyle relay team which consisted of Sapp, Zanolli, freshman Katie Cardwell and sophomore Mollie Seidner. The group's 7:37.64 time was good for third place.

Senior diver Laura Barber concluded her weekend with another strong showing as she nearly matched career-best figures in the three-meter dive. She posted multiple scores above the NCAA B cut requirement while earning fifth place with a 429.7 score.

Top Finishes

Women's

Men's

200 Medley Relay

2. Nicole Zanolli, Jenna Wilf, Niamh O'Grady, Lauren Sapp

1:44.07

200 Medley Relay

2. Peyton Wilson, Kevin Van Cleave, Andrew Pek, Ross Brown

1:29.80

400 IM

14. Maggie Cox

4:38.12

400 IM

2. Jordan Wheeler

3:57.23

100 FL

2. Niamh O'Grady

55.06

100 FL

1. Andrew Pek

49.28

200 FR

5. Mollie Seidner

1:52.34

200 FR

3. Chase Van Patten

1:39.75

100 BR

5. Jenna Wilf

1:03.86 * School Record

100 BR

8. Matthew Yang

56.88

100 BK

10. Brooke Ivey

57.70

100 BK

2. Peyton Wilson

48.87 * School Record

800 FR Relay

3. Lauren Sapp, Nicole Zanolli, Katie Cardwell, Mollie Seidner

7:37.64

800 FR Relay

4. Jordan Wheeler, Chase Van Patten, Jerry Chen, Kevin Van Cleave

6:45.32

3-Meter Dive

5. Laura Barber

429.70

No Men's Dive

 

 


The UAA Championships continue tomorrow in Atlanta with prelims at 10 a.m. (ET) in the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 1,650 freestyle and one-meter dive (12:45 p.m. ET). The finals will begin at 5:30 p.m. (ET) with the 400-yard freestyle relay concluding the championship weekend. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.