Maroon Swimming & Diving Splits Dual Meet With Washington-St. Louis

Agnes Lo and Dean Boures
Agnes Lo and Dean Boures

CHICAGO – In a home dual meet with rival Washington University-St. Louis, the University of Chicago swimming and diving teams earned 17 event wins on Saturday.

The UChicago women won its dual 184-116, while WashU was victorious on the men's side 180-108 in the team scoring at the Myers-McLoraine Pool.

Women's diver Agnes Lo delivered the biggest highlight of the afternoon. The sophomore achieved NCAA B-cut scores on both boards and broke the school record in the one-meter dive with a score of 284.60. The old mark of 274.45 points was set by Rebecca Schmidt in 2012. Lo also won the three-meter dive with 269.85 points. Her average margin of victory in the two dives was 31.6 points.

The Maroon women tallied 12 victories, which included five multiple winners. First-year Gillian Gagnard swept the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes to go with the 200-yard freestyle relay, while first-year Margaret Wolfson swept the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes along with the 200-yard medley relay. First-year Nadia Redza posted wins in the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard IM. First-year Nicole Lin was part of the winning 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay and individually in the 50-yard freestyle. First-year Taylor Hammill was also victorious in the 1,000-yard freestyle.

On the men's side, senior diver Dean Boures captured top honors on both the one-meter dive (244.35) and three-meter dive (253.55). The other men's winners included sophomore Taye Baldinazzo (200-yard freestyle), sophomore Reona Yamaguchi (200-yard breaststroke) and junior Alexander Farrell (50-yard freestyle).

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
One-meter Dive – Agnes Lo (1st, 284.60)
Three-meter Dive – Agnes Lo (1st, 269.85)
100 Back – Gillian Gagnard (1st, 57.84)
200 Back – Gillian Gagnard (1st, 2:06.09)
100 Breast – Margaret Wolfson (1st, 1:07.68)
200 Breast – Margaret Wolfson (1st, 2:25.46)
500 Free – Nadia Redza (1st, 5:11.13)
400 IM – Nadia Redza (1st, 4:32.26)
50 Free – Nicole Lin (1st, 24.48)
1,000 Free – Taylor Hammill (1st, 10:37.85)
200 Medley Relay – 1st, 1:46.89 (Melissa Bischoff, Margaret Wolfson, Nicole Garcia, Nicole Lin)
200 Free Relay – 1st, 1:38.87 (Nicole Lin, Yifan Mao, Elizabeth Shen, Gillian Gagnard)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
One-meter Dive – Dean Boures (1st, 244.35)
Three-meter Dive – Dean Boures (1st, 253.55)
200 Free – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 1:42.38)
50 Free – Alexander Farrell (1st, 21.54)
200 Breast – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 2:07.94)

NEXT MEET:

  • Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19 – Phoenix Fall Classic at UChicago