UChicago swimming picks up four wins at Midwest Invite day two

Sydney Grube
Sydney Grube

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago swim teams totaled four event victories at day two of the Midwest Invitational on Saturday.

UChicago's women finished first of six teams with 601.5 points, followed by Case Western Reserve University at 469.5 points. The men were second of six teams with 469.5 points, while Washington University-St. Louis scored 827.5 points.

The Maroons tallied four wins on the women's side. Freshman Sydney Grube was a multiple winner in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.07) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:26.83). UChicago swept the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard butterfly with freshman Nicole Garcia (57.27) and senior Abby Erdmann (2:05.34).

On the men's half, UChicago was runner-up in four races. Sophomore Keenan Novis (1:42.03) swam the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Anton Generalov (51.85) competed in the 100-yard backstroke and freshman Aaron Guo (1:50.61) raced in the 200-yard butterfly. The 400-yard freestyle relay team finished in 3:22.13.

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
100-yard breaststroke – Sydney Grube (1st, 1:08.07); Emma Madden (2nd, 1:08.30)
200-yard breaststroke – Sydney Grube (1st, 2:26.83); Kristen Such (2nd, 2:30.49)
100-yard butterfly – Nicole Garcia (1st, 57.27); Hannah Eastman (2nd, 57.96)
200-yard butterfly – Abby Erdmann (1st, 2:05.34)
1,650-yard freestyle – Marguerite Devens (2nd, 18:42.28)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
200-yard freestyle – Keenan Novis (2nd, 1:42.03)
100-yard backstroke – Anton Generalov (2nd, 51.85)
200-yard butterfly – Aaron Guo (2nd, 1:50.61)
400-yard freestyle relay – 2nd, 3:22.13 (William Ansehl, Aaron Barbieri-Aghib, Jack Rodman, Andrew Longwell)


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