Maroon swimming and diving competes with Wisconsin-Milwaukee in dual meet

Reona Yamaguchi and Maya Scheidl
Reona Yamaguchi and Maya Scheidl

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams earned eight event victories in a dual meet with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday.

The NCAA Division I Panthers topped the Maroons 186-105 on the women's side and 160-138 on the men's side.

UChicago's efforts included two new school records in the same event. Freshman Reona Yamaguchi won the men's 100-yard IM in 52.83 while senior Maya Scheidl was runner-up in the women's 100-yard IM in 1:01.51.

Yamaguchi picked up three victories himself, including the 100-yard IM and a sweep of the breaststrokes (58.29 in 100-yard, 2:08.21 in 200-yard). Freshman teammate Aaron Guo was also a triple winner. Guo topped the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:06.22), 200-yard butterfly (1:55.30) and 500-yard freestyle (4:48.65).

For the women, Scheidl was second in the 100-yard IM, 100-yard freestyle (52.65) and 200-yard freestyle (1:55.54). Senior Abby Erdmann grabbed runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly (59.45) and 200-yard butterfly (2:11.89).

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
100-yard breaststroke – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 58.29)
200-yard breaststroke – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 2:08.21)
100-yard IM – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 52.83)
1,000-yard freestyle – Aaron Guo (1st, 10:06.22)
200-yard butterfly – Aaron Guo (1st, 1:55.30)
500-yard freestyle – Aaron Guo (1st, 4:48.65)
200-yard freestyle – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 1:43.92)
200-yard backstroke – Byrne Litschgi (1st, 1:56.54)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
100-yard IM – Maya Scheidl (2nd, 1:01.51)
100-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (2nd, 52.65)
200-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (2nd, 1:55.54)
100-yard butterfly – Abby Erdmann (2nd, 59.45)
200-yard butterfly – Abby Erdmann (2nd, 2:11.89)
100-yard backstroke – Melissa Bischoff (2nd, 1:00.42)
200-yard backstroke – Alison Wall (2nd, 2:09.16)
200-yard breaststroke – Christina Cheng (2nd, 2:32.30)
500-yard freestyle – Cara LoPiano (2nd, 5:16.01)
One-meter dive – Anna Girlich (2nd, 241.05)
Three-meter dive – Agnes Lo (2nd, 256.12)
400-yard freestyle relay – 2nd, 3:46.69 (Naomy Grand'PierreDaria WickMichaela MullisonSedef Ishaque)


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