Swimming Wraps Up Denison & Wheaton Invites with B Cuts

Swimming Wraps Up Denison & Wheaton Invites with B Cuts

Granville, Ohio/Wheaton, Ill., Dec. 6, 2019 –The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's swimming programs tallied 16 more NCAA Division III B cuts on the final day of the Denison Invitational and the Wheaton Invite on Saturday. 

At the Denison Invitational, the No. 5 ranked men's squad finished in fourth place with 820.5 points, while the squad finished also in third place with 668.5 points at the Wheaton Invite. The No 6-ranked women's team captured fifth with 623 points at the Denison Invitational and placed second with 726 points at the Wheaton Invite.

The women's team collected six NCAA B cut times at the Denison Invitational on Saturday. Both of the WashU 400-yard freestyle relay teams earned B cut times. Junior Elle Pollitt, senior Mollie Seidner, senior Catherine Cowin and sophomore Kiki Bonetta-Misteli finished fifth with a time of 3:27.56. The quartet of freshman Kayleigh Lewis, freshman Anjuii Barrett, sophomore Grace Carey and junior Sabrina Baxamusa took sixth with a time of 3:28.96.

Freshman Sandra Meszaros collected a B cut in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.29) while Bonetta-Misteli (2:1.71) and sophomore Abby Wilson (2:03.11) had B cuts in the 200-yard backstroke. Seidner also had a B cut in the 100-yard freestyle (51.34), as did Pollitt (51.52) and Cowin (51.68). 

At the Wheaton Invite, freshman Maggie Teng won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.69. Senior Maddie Nelson came in second in the 1650-yard freestyle after touching the wall at 17:47.61. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, sophomore Stephanie Bowater, junior Anne Whitsel, junior Katie Cardwell and freshman Grace Uldrichfinished second with a time of 3:33.63. 

The men's squad netted 10 more B cuts at the Denison Invitational. Senior Peyton Wilson (1:46.37), freshman Andrei Schwartz (1:45.35) and senior Jerry Chen (1:49.46) all collected B cuts in the 200-yard backstroke. Freshman Nick Rogers (1:50.13), freshman Jonathan Ma (1:48.84) and sophomore Nathan Katz (1:50.01) each picked up B cuts in the 200-yard butterfly. 

Senior Simon Deshusses (2:01.74) and sophomore Kevin Hao (2:03.73) had B cuts in the 200-yard breaststroke. Freshman Mason Kelberpicked up a B cut in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:24.91.

Deshusses, senior Chase Van Patten, freshman Michael Kincheloe and sophomore Barclay Dale worked together to get a B cut in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:02.43.

At the Wheaton Invitational, senior Preston Bailey took second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.18. Bailey also teamed up with senior Nozomi Horikawa, sophomore Sam Mahoney, freshman Elliott Carl in the 200-yard medley relay for time of 1:33.24.

The Bears are on a brief competition break and will open up the 2020 schedule on Friday Jan. 10, hosting the WashU Invite, starting at 5 p.m. at Millstone Pool. 


Top Denison Invitational Times

7th – Kiki Bonetta-Misteli; 2:01.71*

8th – Abby Wilson; 2:03.11 *

200-yard backstroke

2nd – Peyton Wilson; 1:46.37 *

6th- Andrei Schwartz; 1:45.35 *

11th- Jerry Chen; 1:49.46 *

11th – Mollie Seidner; 51.34 *

13th - Elle Pollitt; 51.52 *

14th - Catherine Cowin; 51.68 *

100-yard freestyle

11th – Chase Van Patten; 45.79

13th – Stephanie Li; 2:21.96

200-yard breaststroke

4th – Simon Deshusses; 2:01.74 *

5th – Kevin Hao; 2:03.73 *

6th – Sandra Meszaros; 2:05.29 *

200-yard butterfly

6th – Nick Rogers; 1:50.13 *

Jonathan Ma; 1:48.84 *

Nathan Katz; 1:50.01 *

5th – Elle Pollitt, Mollie Seidner, Catherine Cowin, Kiki Bonetta-Misteli; 3:27.56*


6th – Kayleigh Lewis, Anjuii Barrett, Grace Carey, Sabrina Baxamusa; 3:28.96 *

400-yard freestyle relay

4th – Simon Deshusses, Chase Van Patten, Michael Kincheloe, Barclay Dale; 3:02.43*


1650-yard freestyle

1st – Mason Kelber; 15:24.91*

* NCAA Division III B qualifying time


Top Wheaton Invitational Times

2nd – Maddie Nelson; 17:47.61

1650-yard freestyle


5th- Grace Uldrich, Maggie Teng, Stephanie Bowater, Katie Cardwell; 1:48.27

200-yard medley relay

2nd – Nozomi Horikawa, Preston Bailey, Sam Mahoney, Elliott Carl; 1:33.24

5th – Lucy Meehan; 4:42.01

400-yard Individual Medley

3rd – Nolan Shields; 4:07.28

4th – Katie Cardwell; 1:57.32

200-yard freestyle

4th – Chet Dobson; 1:41.68

2nd- Stephanie Bowater; 56.62

100-yard butterfly

3rd – Alex Bird; 50.66

1st – Maggie Teng; 2:24.69

200-yard breaststroke


7th – Grace Uldrich; 1:00.45

100-yard backstroke

4th – Alex Bird; 52.45

4th – Stephanie Bowater; 24.32

50-yard freestyle

2nd- Preston Bailey; 21.18

2nd- Stephanie Bowater; Anne Whitsel, Katie Cardwell; Grace Uldrich; 3:33.63

400-yard freestyle relay

3rd – Sammy Risma, Ben Johnston, Preston Bailey, Elliott Carl; 3:05.60