Maroon swimming & diving takes first and second in four-team home meet

Audrey Mason and George Reuter
Audrey Mason and George Reuter

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams compiled 11 event victories in a home quad meet with Wheaton College, Boston College and Olivet Nazarene University on Saturday.

UChicago's women finished atop the standings with 525 points, while Boston was second with 493. It marked the Maroons' first win over an NCAA Division I team since UChicago became an NCAA Division III school.

Freshman Audrey Mason was a dual individual winner in the 500-yard freestyle (5:17.60) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:45.26). She won the 1,000 freestyle by more than 21 seconds. Senior Maya Scheidl won the 100-yard freestyle (53.26) and was also part of the first place 400-yard medley relay (4:00.17) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:36.13). Senior Alison Wall swam legs on both relays as well.

In the diving events, sophomore Anna Girlich achieved NCAA zone qualifying scores on both the one-meter (2nd, 255.20) and three-meter (1st, 267.15) boards. Freshman Agnes Lo recorded an NCAA zone qualifying score on the one-meter board with a winning score of 263.25.

UChicago's men were second in the team scoring with 413 points while Boston tallied 554 points.

The Maroons won four individual events on the day. Freshman Aaron Guo was part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:10.23) and also topped the field in the 200-yard backstroke (1:53.28). Freshman George Reuter was first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.45), and freshman Reona Yamaguchi was victorious in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.95).

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
500-yard freestyle – Audrey Mason (1st, 5:17.60)
1,000-yard freestyle – Audrey Mason (1st, 10:45.26)
100-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (1st, 53.26)
One-meter dive – Agnes Lo (1st, 263.25)
Three-meter dive – Anna Girlich (1st, 267.15)
400-yard medley relay – 1st, 4:00.17 (Alison WallJean DaiNicole GarciaMaya Scheidl)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:36.13 (Maya ScheidlAlison WallYifan MaoNaomy Grand'Pierre)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
200-yard backstroke – Aaron Guo (1st, 1:53.28)
200-yard butterfly – George Reuter (1st, 1:56.45)
200-yard breaststroke – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 2:08.95)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:10.23 (Keenan Novis, Alexander Farrell, Aaron Guo, Jonathan Simoneau)

NEXT MEET:

  • Saturday, Nov. 5 – UChicago at Washington University-St. Louis, 1 PM