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Maroon Swimming & Diving Wraps Up Weekend with Phoenix Fall Classic Victories

Nadia Redza
Nadia Redza

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams finished off a dominating three-day stretch by handily winning the Phoenix Fall Classic on Sunday at the Myers-McLoraine Pool.

The Maroon women scored 1,666 points to win the 10-team meet, easily outpacing runner-up Lewis University (796 points). The UChicago men similarly ran away with the meet, tallying 1,322.5 points versus 973 points by Lewis in the 11-team field.

All told, UChicago compiled 32 NCAA B-cuts, three school records and two pool records over the course of the weekend. Sunday alone featured 11 NCAA B-cuts, with most coming in under last season's NCAA qualifying times.

Junior Taye Baldinazzo set a new personal best and broke the pool record in the 200-yard freestyle. His time of 1:38.56 was also a NCAA B-cut.

NCAA B-cuts:

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
200 Free – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 1:38.56)
100 Fly – Martin Baffico (1st, 49.25)
100 Back – Martin Baffico (1st, 49.78)
200 Breast – Lance Culjat (1st, 2:00.79)
400 IM – Nick Ding (1st, 3:58.15)
400 Free Relay – 1st, 3:01.07 (Alexander Farrell, Keenan Novis, Winston Wang, Byrne Litschgi)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
400 IM – Nadia Redza (1st, 4:28.17)
200 Free – Hannah Eastman (1st, 1:53.57)
100 Fly – Nicole Garcia (1st, 57.38)
200 Breast – Margaret Wolfson (1st, 2:19.71)
100 Back – Tyler Mandrell (1st, 56.95)
50 Free – Nicole Lin (1st, 23.96)
Three-meter dive – Agnes Lo (1st, 435.35)
400 Free Relay – 1st, 3:30.94 (Nicole Lin, Tyler Mandrell, Elizabeth Shen, Hannah Eastman)


  • Friday, Jan. 18 @ 6:00 PM – Lewis University and Olivet Nazarene University at UChicago