Swimming & Diving Places Fifth at Missouri

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

Columbia, Mo., Oct. 5, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving program finished in fifth place at the Show-Me-Showdown in Columbia, Mo., at host Division I host Missouri University Friday evening.

The Bears women scored 252 points, while Missouri took the top spot with 709 points. Also in the top-five on the women's side were Missouri State (511.5), Drury University (338) and Lindenwood University (294). A total of 10 women's teams competed at the Show-Me-Showdown.

The WashU men totaled 241.5 points as the Tigers also claimed the top spot on the male side with 674 points. Missouri State (357), Lindenwood (354.5) and Drury (301) also placed in the top-five on the men's side out of 11 teams.

The men totaled four top-five finishes individually as senior Kevin Van Cleave placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke (56.13), senior Brandon Lum placed fifth in the 100 butterfly (49.70), junior Chase Van Patten placed fifth in the 100 freestyle (46.37) and sophomore Matthew Grottkau placed fifth in the three-meter dive (143.70).

The women similarly had four top-six finishes among the primarily Division I field. Junior Mollie Seidner finished sixth in the 50 freestyle (24.49) while sophomore Elizabeth Davidson placed fourth in the one-meter dive (179.50).

The women's 200 medley relay (1:49.44) placed sixth behind the efforts of senior Brooke Ivey, senior Stephanie Li, freshman Grace Carey and Seidner. Carey and Seidner were also a part of the sixth place finishing 400 freestyle relay (3:36.15) when they paired with sophomore Elle Pollitt and freshman Abby Wilson.

Top Finishes

Men

Event

Women

6. Barclay Dale, Kevin Van Cleave, Andrew Pek, Michael Matthews – 1:32.85

200 Medley Relay

6. Brooke Ivey, Stephanie Li, Grace Carey, Mollie Seidner – 1:49.44

13. Kevin Van Cleave – 1:43.74

200 FR

19. Grace Carey – 1:58.03

23. Nathan Katz – 1:57.38

200 IM

19. Elle Pollitt – 2:12.07

11. Chase Van Patten – 21.44

50 FR

6. Mollie Seidner – 24.49

5. Brandon Lum – 49.70

100 FL

19. Ella Needler – 1:00.69

5. Chase Van Patten – 46.37

100 FR

12. Catherine Cowin – 54.88

13. Jack Smithson – 4:46.78

500 FR

14. Mollie Seidner – 5:20.94

8. Barclay Dale, Chase Van Patten, Jerry Chen, Preston Bailey – 1:25.98

200 FR Relay

7. Katie Cardwell, Anne Whitsel, Stephanie Bowater, Sabrina Baxamusa – 1:40.27

10. Jerry Chen – 51.20

100 BK

9. Grace Carey – 59.47

5. Kevin Van Cleave – 56.13

100 BR

7. Grace Wakiyama – 1:07.18

6. Kevin Van Cleave, Andrew Pek, Michael Matthews, Chase Van Patten – 3:07.66

400 FR Relay

6. Elle Pollitt, Grace Carey, Abby Wilson, Mollie Seidner – 3:36.15

9. Matthew Grottkau – 171.40

1-meter Dive

4. Elizabeth Davidson – 179.50

5. Matthew Grottkau – 143.70

3-meter Dive

17. Alexa Gault – 169.45

The Bears will next compete at DePauw on Saturday, Oct. 27. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.