WashU S&D Holds 1st and 2nd after day one at Midwest Invite

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

Chicago, Ill., Feb. 23, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving program finished day one of the Midwest Invitational in Chicago with the men in first place and women in second Friday evening.

The men totaled 184 points and lead a group of seven total teams with Case Western Reserve (155) and Carthage (110) in the top three as the only teams to exceed 100 points. The WashU women (121) were also one of three teams to surpass 100 points as host Chicago (190) leads the fold.

Senior Ross Brown and sophomore Michael Perry were the only Bears to earn first place finishes on the night. Brown completed the 50-yard freestyle in 20.88, while Perry earned first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:41.22.

Freshman Anne Whitsel led the WashU women with a second place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:11.25), while also combining efforts with freshman Jennifer Mansour and sophomores Claire Wiley and Caroline Mertz (4:15.16).

The Bears will resume action on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Top Finishes

Men

200 freestyle relay – 3. Ross Brown, Preston Bailey, Kevin Johnson, Albert Yao – 1:26.19

500 freestyle – 1. Michael Perry – 4:41.22

50 freestyle – 1. Ross Brown – 20.88

400 medley relay – 2. Andrew Oh, Vincent Huang, Mitchell Grinwald, Kevin Johnson – 3:31.77

Women

500 freestyle – 3. Caroline Mertz – 5:18.20

200 IM – 2. Anne Whitsel – 2:11.25

50 freestyle – 15. Jennifer Mansour – 26.75

400 medley relay – 2. Claire Wiley, Caroline Mertz, Anne Whitsel, Jennifer Mansour – 4:15.16

100 butterfly trials – Hailey Jenkins – 1:00.06

200 freestyle trials – Emily Mansour – 1:55.07

100 breaststroke trials – Stephanie Li – 1:04.88