UChicago swimming and diving posts 3-1 record against Lewis and Olivet Nazarene

Taye Baldinazzo and Anna Girlich
Taye Baldinazzo and Anna Girlich

CHICAGO – Back in the pool for the first time in nearly two months, the University of Chicago swimming and diving teams went a combined 3-1 in a home tri-meet with Lewis University and Olivet Nazarene University on Friday.

UChicago's women defeated Lewis 190-103 and Olivet Nazarene 152-144, while the Maroon men topped Lewis 157-122 and lost to Olivet Nazarene 154-133.

In total, UChicago won six women's events and six men's events, with different winners in nine of 10 individual events. Junior diver Dean Boures was a multi-winner in the men's one-meter dive (269.48) and three-meter dive (272.40). Senior Abby Erdmann took the women's 500-yard freestyle (5:12.55) and was also part of the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:38.13).

Freshman Taye Baldinazzo provided one of the night's biggest highlights when he broke the school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle. His winning time of 9:33.55 beat out the runner-up by more than 10 seconds.

The women's divers also excelled during the evening competition. Sophomore Anna Girlich recorded two NCAA provisional scores, winning the one-meter with 259.58 and taking runner-up in the three-meter with 265.28. Junior Natalie DeMuro achieved an NCAA provisional score on the three-meter board, taking first with 271.43.

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
200-yard butterfly – Michaela Mullison (1st, 2:11.63)
200-yard breaststroke – Hannah Eastman (1st, 2:33.13)
500-yard freestyle – Abby Erdmann (1st, 5:12.55)
One-meter dive – Anna Girlich (1st, 259.58)
Three-meter dive – Natalie DeMuro (1st, 271.43)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:38.13 (Alison WallMaya ScheidlAbby ErdmannMegan Wall)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
One-meter dive – Dean Boures (1st, 269.48)
Three-meter dive – Dean Boures (1st, 272.40)
1,000-yard freestyle – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 9:33.55)
100-yard breaststroke – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 58.07)
200-yard breaststroke – Rolland Lee (1st, 2:10.98)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:09.19 (Aaron Guo, Byrne Litschgi, Jonathan Simoneau, Alexander Farrell)

NEXT MEET:

  • Saturday, Jan. 14 @ 1:00 PM – UChicago at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee