Titles for Wilson & Lum Highlight UAA Championship Finale

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

Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 17, 2018 – Sophomore Peyton Wilson and junior Brandon Lum highlighted the final day of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Swim & Dive Championships for Washington University in St. Louis as both Bears captured event titles in their respective events.

The event titles helped the WashU men place third overall in the four-day event with 1,492.5 points overall. The women placed fifth overall in a conference championship that featured seven teams referenced in the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) top-25 national rankings.

Team Results

Women's

Men's

1.

Emory

2,049

1.

Emory

1,725

2.

NYU

1,246.5

2.

NYU

1,519

3.

Carnegie

1,213.5

3.

WashU

1,492.5

4.

Chicago

1,210.5

4.

Chicago

1,121

5.

WashU

1,209.5

5.

Carnegie

902.5

6.

Case

740.5

6.

Case

772.5

7.

Rochester

595

7.

Rochester

554.5

8.

Brandeis

381.5

8.

Brandeis

472

Wilson swam to another school record as he claimed the 200 backstroke record with a time of 1:45.52 as he touched more than three seconds ahead of the runner-up. Lum captured the UAA Championship in the 200 butterfly for the third consecutive season when he finished in 1:47.28. The WashU men totaled four event totals during the UAA Championships.

Wilson also earned all-UAA honors in the 400 freestyle relay with senior Ross Brown, junior Kevin Van Cleave and junior Andrew Pek. The group placed second overall with a time of 3:01.61.

The women's 400 freestyle relay also took second place as senior Niamh O'Grady, junior Lauren Sapp, senior Nicole Zanolli and sophomore Mollie Seidner earned all-UAA honors when they touched in 3:24.90.

Van Cleave placed second in the 200 breaststroke for all-UAA recognition with a career-best time of 2:01.08. Freshman Alex Poellinger also earned his first all-UAA accolade of his career by placing third in the 1,650 freestyle by narrowly edging his teammate and fellow freshman Jacob Werden with a time of 16:00.49.

Senior diver Ryan Nathenson concluded the championships with another career-best performance posting a 464.6 score in the finals to place sixth overall. Nathenson's prelim diving score also met the NCAA B cut requirement to earn him a spot in the NCAA Regionals.

Top Finishes

Women's

Men's

1,650 FR

9. Catherine Kuhn

17:29.44

1,650 FR

3. Alex Poellinger

16:00.49

200 BK

5. Nicole Zanolli

2:03.69

200 BK

1. Peyton Wilson

1:45.52 * School Record

100 FR

6. Mollie Seidner

51.62

100 FR

5. Ross Brown

45.62

200 BR

6. Jenna Wilf

2:22.89

200 BR

2. Kevin Van Cleave

2:01.08

200 FL

4. Niamh O'Grady

2:03.78

200 FL

1. Brandon Lum

1:47.28

400 FR Relay

2. Niamh O'Grady, Lauren Sapp, Nicole Zanolli, Mollie Seidner

3:24.90

400 FR Relay

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

3:01.61

No Women's Dive

   

1-Meter Dive

6. Ryan Nathenson

464.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAA Event Champions

Men

Brandon Lum – 200 Butterfly (1:47.28)

Andrew Pek – 100 Butterfly (49.28)

Kevin Van Cleave – 200 Individual Medley (1:48.15)

Peyton Wilson – 200 Backstroke (1:45.52)

All-UAA Honorees

Men

Ross Brown – 200 Freestyle Relay (1:22.18, second), 400 Freestyle Relay (3:01.61, second), 200 Medley Relay (1:29.80, second)

Brandon Lum – 200 Butterfly 49.28, first)

Andrew Pek – 100 Butterfly (49.28, first), 200 Freestyle Relay (1:22.18, second), 400 Freestyle Relay (3:01.61, second), 200 Medley Relay (1:29.80, second), 400 Medley Relay (3:17.19, second)

Kevin Van Cleave – 200 Breaststroke (2:01.08, second), 200 Individual Medley (1:48.15 * School Record, first), 400 Freestyle Relay (3:01.61, second), 200 Medley Relay (1:29.80, second), 400 Medley Relay (3:17.19, second)

Chase Van Patten – 200 Freestyle (1:39.75, third), 200 Freestyle Relay (1:22.18, second), 400 Medley Relay (3:17.19, second)

Alex Poellinger – 1,650 Freestyle (16:00.49, third)

Jordan Wheeler – 400 Individual Medley (3:57.23, second)

Peyton Wilson – 100 Backstroke (48.87 * School Record, second), 200 Backstroke (1:47.28 * School Record, first), 200 Freestyle Relay (1:22.18, second), 400 Freestyle Relay (3:01.61, second), 200 Medley Relay (1:29.80, second), 400 Medley Relay (3:17.19, second)

Women

Sabrina Baxamusa – 200 Freestyle Relay (1:34.28, second)

Katie Cardwell - 800 Freestyle Relay (7:37.64, third)

Niamh O'Grady – 100 Butterfly (55.06, second), 200 Individual Medley (2:02.46 * School Record, second), 200 Freestyle Relay (1:34.28, second), 400 Freestyle Relay (3:24.90, second), 200 Medley Relay (1:44.07, second), 400 Medley Relay (3:46.72 * School Record, second)

Lauren Sapp – 200 Freestyle Relay (1:34.28, second), 400 Freestyle Relay (3:24.90, second), 800 Freestyle Relay (7:37.64, third), 200 Medley Relay (1:44.07, second)

Mollie Seidner – 200 Freestyle Relay (1:34.28, second), 400 Freestyle Relay (3:24.90, second), 800 Freestyle Relay (7:37.64, third), 400 Medley Relay (3:46.72 * School Record, second)

Jenna Wilf – 200 Medley Relay (1:44.07, second), 400 Medley Relay (3:46.72 * School Record, second)

Nicole Zanolli – 400 Freestyle Relay (3:24.90, second), 800 Freestyle Relay (7:37.64, third), 200 Medley Relay (1:44.07, second), 400 Medley Relay (3:46.72 * School Record, second)

School Records

Men

100 Backstroke – 48.87 (Peyton Wilson, second)

200 Backstroke – 1:45.52 (Peyton Wilson, first)

200 Individual Medley – 1:48.15 (Kevin Van Cleave, first)

Women

100 Breaststroke – 1:03.86 (Jenna Wilf, fifth)

200 Individual Medley – 2:02.46 (Niamh O'Grady, second)

400 Medley Relay – 3:46.72 (Nicole Zanolli, Jenna Wilf, Niamh O'Grady, Mollie Seidner, second)

Up next for the Bears will be the Midwest Invitational in Chicago, Ill. on Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23-24. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.