WashU Adds a School Record and 3 All-American Honors

WashU Adds a School Record and 3 All-American Honors

Indianapolis, Ind., March 23, 2018 - Washington University in St. Louis had three All-American finishes and reset of the 200 breaststroke school record twice during the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving National Championships Friday evening at the Indiana University Natatorium.

WashU's women are in seventh place and the men are in ninth after the third day of action. The No. 6-ranked men have totaled 137 points while No. 1-ranked Denison leads the field with 452.5 points. The No. 11-ranked women have 126 points as No. 1-ranked Emory lead with 447 points.

200 Butterfly

Junior Brandon Lum swam to multiple season-bests during the 200 butterfly prelims. In his attempt to defend the 2017 200 FL National Championship, Lum earned a runner-up finish of 1:46.59, just 0.14 second behind the first place time. He earned 17 points in the process of All-American honors. Junior Jordan Wheeler swam to a career-best time of 1:49.67 in the 200 FL prelims before placing 16th in the consolation finals to earn one point. Wheeler earned All-American honorable mention.

Senior Niamh O'Grady placed 15th in both the 200 butterfly prelims and consolation finals to earn two points with a time of 2:04.80.

100 Backstroke

Sophomore Peyton Wilson placed seventh in the 100 backstroke in route to earning All-American honors with a time of 49.10. He earned 12 points with the finish.

100 Breaststroke

Sophomore Simon Deshusses placed 25th in the 100 breaststroke prelims with a time of 56.54.

Sophomore Jenna Wilf set the school-record in the 100 breaststroke during prelims before improving on the mark with a 1:03.51 time in the consolation finals. She placed 12th overall and earned WashU five points.

800 Freestyle Relay

The men's 800 freestyle relay team swam to a 14th place finish behind the efforts of junior Kevin Van Cleave, Wheeler, sophomore Michael Perry and Deshusses. The group's All-American honorable mention finish was completed in 6:44.41.

Senior Nicole Zanolli, sophomore Mollie Seidner, junior Lauren Sapp and O'Grady swam to All-American distinction with a fourth place finish. The season-best time of 7:24.34 earned the Bears 30 points.

Schedule for the final day of events:

Day 4 – Saturday, March 24

Trials 10 a.m. (ET) / Finals 6 p.m. (ET)

100 FR – Chase Van Patten; Mollie Seidner, Lauren Sapp

200 BK – Peyton Wilson, Brandon Lum; Nicole Zanolli

200 BR – Kevin Van Cleave, Simon Deshusses; Jenna Wilf

400 Free Relay – Ross Brown, Kevin Van Cleave, Peyton Wilson, Andrew Pek; Niamh O'Grady, Lauren Sapp, Mollie Seidner, Nicole Zanolli

3-Meter Dive – Laura Barber

1,650 – N/A

Relays are subject to change. The names listed are the individuals that contributed to the times that qualified for nationals.

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ALL-AMERICANS

WOMEN

Niamh O'Grady – 200 IM (2:03.21, sixth); 100 FL (54.89, third); 400 Medley Relay (3:46.19*, seventh, School Record Prelims); 800 Freestyle Relay (7:24.34, fourth)

Lauren Sapp – 200 Medley Relay (1:43.22*, eighth, School Record Prelims); 800 Freestyle Relay (7:24.34, fourth)

Mollie Seidner – 200 Medley Relay (1:43.22*, eighth, School Record Prelims); 400 Medley Relay (3:46.19*, seventh, School Record Prelims); 800 Freestyle Relay (7:24.34, fourth)

Jenna Wilf – 200 Medley Relay (1:43.22*, eighth, School Record Prelims); 400 Medley Relay (3:46.19*, seventh, School Record Prelims)

Nicole Zanolli – 200 Medley Relay (1:43.22*, eighth, School Record Prelims); 400 Medley Relay (3:46.19*, seventh, School Record Prelims); 800 Freestyle Relay (7:24.34, fourth)

MEN

Ross Brown – 200 Medley Relay (1:28.83*, fifth, School Record)

Brandon Lum – 200 Butterfly (1:46.59, second)

Andrew Pek – 200 Medley Relay (1:28.83*, fifth, School Record); 400 Medley Relay (3:16.53, sixth)

Kevin Van Cleave – 200 IM (1:47.18*, second, School Record); 200 Medley Relay (1:28.83*, fifth, School Record); 400 Medley Relay (3:16.53, sixth)

Chase Van Patten – 400 Medley Relay (3:16.53, sixth)

Peyton Wilson – 200 Medley Relay (1:28.83*, fifth, School Record); 400 Medley Relay (3:16.53, sixth); 100 Backstroke (49.10, seventh)

Additional School Records

Men's 200 Freestyle Relay – Ross Brown, Chase Van Patten, Andrew Pek, Peyton Wilson (1:21.62, ninth)

100 Breaststroke – Jenna Wilf (1:03.51, 12th)