Washington University Swimming & Diving Teams Drop Duals at Chicago
Chicago, Ill., Nov. 9, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both lost in their first road dual of the season Saturday at the University of Chicago. The WUSTL women came up short against Chicago 157-139, while the Washington U. men fell 190.5-93.5.
Washington U. won six of the 16 events contested on the women’s side, while the WUSTL men had one event winner. Sophomore Katie Anderson and freshman Emily Ramos each won two events to lead the Washington U. women. Anderson posted season-best times to win both the 100 (59.86) and 200 (2:08.75) backstroke. She also swam on the Bears’ runner-up 200-medley relay and the third-place 200-freestyle relay.
Ramos also recorded a pair of season-bests, winning the one-meter (210.40) and the three-meter (207.45) diving events. Her mark in the three-meter diving was more than 30 points better than her previous best in a dual meet this season. Sophomore Sophie Gan won the 200 breaststroke in a season-best time of 2:27.80. Gan also finished second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.21.
Junior Sara Taege was the final event winner for the Washington U. women. She edged Chicago’s Alison Wall by .12 of a second to win the 500 freestyle in 5:10.07. Taege added fourth-place finishes in the 200 butterfly (2:14.78) and the 400 individual medley (4:43.67).
Junior Luke Dobben made it a men’s and women’s sweep in the 500 freestyle for Washington U., winning the men’s event with a season-best time of 4:43.72. He was also edged by just .03 of a second to finish second in the 200 freestyle (1:44.94) and added a second-place finish in the 200 butterfly (1:59.88).
The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have two weeks before they return to action at the Illinois Wesleyan University Invitational Saturday, Nov. 23, in Bloomington, Ill. The Bears won both the men’s and women’s team titles at the meet in 2012.