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Litschgi and Reuter Break Records for UChicago Swimming & Diving at Phoenix Fall Classic Day Two

Nick Ding
Nick Ding

CHICAGO – Record-setting performances by juniors Byrne Litschgi and George Reuter highlighted the University of Chicago swimming and diving teams' efforts on day two of the Phoenix Fall Classic.

One day after setting a new school record in the men's 100-yard backstroke, Litschgi went historically low once again. His 200-yard backstroke time of 1:45.07 was a new school and pool record, and was lower than the time that won last year's NCAA championship in that event. It was also a NCAA B-cut.

Reuter also submitted a standout swim, breaking the school record in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:48.33. It was a NCAA B-cut and personal best mark.

All told, UChicago posted 13 NCAA provisional qualifying times/scores on the day.

NCAA B-cuts:

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
200 Back – Byrne Litschgi (1st, 1:45.07)
200 Fly – George Reuter (1st, 1:48.33)
200 IM – Nick Ding (1st, 1:51.22)
500 Free – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 4:35.65)
100 Breast – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 55.56)
200 Medley Relay – 1st, 1:29.96 (Martin Baffico, Reona Yamaguchi, Byrne Litschgi, Alexander Farrell)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
200 IM – Michelle Cho (1st, 2:07.57)
500 Free – Taylor Hammill (1st, 5:03.99)
200 Fly – Sandra Wong (1st, 2:05.75)
One-meter dive – Agnes Lo (1st, 470.20)
200 Medley Relay – 1st, 1:45.39 (Tyler Mandrell, Nicole Lin, Nicole Garcia, Chloe Fong)
800 Free Relay – 1st, 7:49.82 (Elizabeth Shen, Chloe Fong, Taylor Hammill, Hannah Subramaniam)


  • Sunday, Nov. 18 @ 10:00 AM / 5:00 PM – Phoenix Fall Classic at UChicago