WUSTL Swimmers Set Three School Records, Post 13 B Cuts on Day Two of Wheaton Invite
Wheaton, Ill., Dec. 1, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming teams added three more school records and 13 NCAA Division III B-Cut times during Saturday’s action at the two-day Wheaton Invitational. On the weekend, Washington U. posted 25 B cuts, five school records and five meet records.
The Washington University women scored 1,001 points to win the team title in the six-team field, ahead of runner-up Wheaton College who finished with 762. The Washington U. men completed a sweep of the team titles for the Bears, scoring 904 points to finish ahead of runner-up University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point who scored 758.5.
Senior Brendan Morin and freshman Reed Dalton each posted B cuts in finishing first (49.50) and second (49.58), respectively in the men’s 100 butterfly. Morin’s time bettered his own school record of 49.54 set last year. The two also teamed up with sophomore Matt Nutter and junior Brian Carpenter to win the 200-medley relay with a B-cut time of 1:32.00, which set both meet and pool records.
Sophomore Zane Turpin added a pair of individual B cuts during Saturday’s events. He won the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:02.17, while sophomore Luke Dobben followed in second with a B-cut time of 16:09.42. Turpin also posted a runner-up finish in the 400 individual medley (4:06.97).
On the women’s side, freshman Kristalyn McAfee improved her time from Friday to win the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:51.46, which broke the previous meet-record time. McAfee’s time also broke the five-year-old Washington University school record of 1:52.22 set by Kelly Kono in 2007.
McAfee also anchored the 400-freestyle relay, teaming with freshman Katie Anderson, junior Jennifer Tartavull and freshman Grace Counts finish second in the event in a B-cut time of 3:29.10. That time also set a Washington U. school record, bettering the previous record of 3:30.22 set in 2008. The 200-freestyle relay team of Anderson, McAfee, Tartavull and junior Allison Siegel slashed nearly a second off their school-record time from the day before, clocking a B-cut time of 1:35.08 in a time trial Saturday morning.
Anderson and freshman Hannah Lillioja both posted B cuts in the 100 backstroke for the Washington U. women. Anderson finished second with a time of 58.11, while Lillioija was third in 58.45 after clocking a B-cut time of 58.19 in the prelims. Junior Grace Murray (17:39.25) placed second in the 1,650 freestyle with a B-cut time, while sophomore Sara Taege finished second in the 400 individual medley with a B-cut time of 4:33.34 after posting a season-best time of 4:32.88 in the prelims.
Freshman Amanda Stadermann (57.55) also posted a B cut finishing as the runner-up in the 100 butterfly. She also teamed with Tartavull,junior Chi Pham and Siegel to clock the winning time of 1:48.21 in the women’s 200-medley relay.
The Washington University men’s swimming and diving team returns to action by hosting Wabash College in a dual at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Millstone Pool. Both the men’s and women’s teams will be in action when the Bears host the WU Invitational Friday-Saturday, Jan. 11-12.