Washington University Swimming & Diving Drops Duals Against University of Chicago
St. Louis, Mo., November 3, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams posted 51 season-best times as the Bears dropped duals to fellow University Athletic Association (UAA) school, University of Chicago, Saturday afternoon.
The Washington U. women won six events and scored 122 points, while Chicago finished with 166 points. The WUSTL men won seven events, but were outscored by Chicago, 175-119, in the dual.
Freshman Katie Anderson and Kristalyn McAfee each won two individual events for the Washington U. women. Anderson posted season-best times to win both the 100 backstroke (59.38) and the 200 backstroke (2:07.72). Both times were just one second off the B-cut time. Anderson also teamed with juniors Allison Siegel, Chi Pham and Jennifer Tartavull to win the 200-freestyle relay in a season-best time of 1:39.88.
McAfee won the 100 freestyle in 54.62. She also posted a season-best time of 1:55.97 to win the 200 freestyle. Freshman Grace Counts clocked a season-best time of 1:57.45 to finish second behind McAfee in the 200 freestyle. Tartavull was the final event-winner for the WUSTL women, winning the 50 freestyle in 25.50.
On the men’s side, sophomore Luke Dobben swam to a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 freestyle (1:47.30) and the 500 freestyle (4:52.92). Junior Alex Cox finished second behind Dobben in the 500 freestyle with a season-best time of 4:58.25.
Freshman Reed Dalton and senior Brendan Morin each won one event and also swam on the Bears’ first-place 200-freestyle relay team. Dalton finished first in the 100 freestyle with a season-best time of 48.35. Morin (21.84) and Dalton (22.02) finished first and second in the 50 freestyle.
The 200-freestyle relay team of freshman Kaisen Yao, Dalton, Morin and sophomore Will Miller posted a season-best time of 1:26.09 to win the event. Yao also won an individual event, racing to a season-best time of 55.19 to win the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Zane Turpin was the seventh event-winner for the Bears, finishing first in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:41.60.
The Washington U. men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will return to action Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Illinois Wesleyan Invite in Bloomington, Ill.