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UChicago Swimming & Diving Kicks Off Competitive Schedule at Northwestern

UChicago Swimming & Diving Kicks Off Competitive Schedule at Northwestern

Men's Results

Women's Results

EVANSTON, Ill. – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams made their season debuts on Friday with a quad meet against NCAA Division I competition at Northwestern University.

The Maroon first-years made a big first impression with six finishes in the top three of their respective events. Nick Ding was the top performer with impressive swims across the board – he took second in the 400-yard IM, second in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 200-yard butterfly. Fellow rookie Sam Nickson was also second in the 200-yard breaststroke.

The women scored a pair of runner-up finishes. Sophomore Nicole Lin swam 24.03 in the 50-yard freestyle and first-year Alice Ye completed the 400-yard IM in 4:39.90.

Team Scores

  • Men: Northwestern 204, UChicago 76 / Illinois 176, UChicago 118
  • Women: Illinois 224, UChicago 75 / Northwestern 206, UChicago 85 / Illinois-Chicago 178, UChicago 121

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
400 IM – Nick Ding (2nd, 4:07.08); Keda Song (3rd, 4:12.13)
100 Butterfly – Nick Ding (2nd, 50.88)
200 Breast – Sam Nickson (2nd, 2:11.64)
200 Butterfly – Nick Ding (3rd, 1:53.40)
50 Freestyle – Jonathan Mendley (3rd, 21.40)
400 Free Relay – 3rd, 3:11.52 (Taye Baldinazzo, Byrne Litschgi, Keenan Novis, Alexander Farrell)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
50 Free – Nicole Lin (2nd, 24.03)
400 IM – Alice Ye (2nd, 4:39.90)


  • Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 1:00 PM – Wheaton College at UChicago