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Maroons swim teams finish first and second at Phoenix Fall Classic

Complete Results

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The University of Chicago men's swim team took first place while the women's team finished second at the conclusion of the three-day Phoenix Fall Classic on Sunday.

The Maroons won the men's side convincingly with 838 points, as Southern Illinois University came in second with 507 points. For the women, Truman State University narrowly edged out UChicago for the team victory, 810 to 805.5.

UChicago boasted multiple record-breaking performances over the course of the weekend. The Maroons set four pool records and eight school records.

Pool Records:
Men's 200-yard IM (prelims) – Eric Hallman (school record and NCAA B-cut)
Men's 100-yard breaststroke (prelims) – James Taylor (school record and NCAA B-cut)
Men's 200-yard breaststroke (finals) – Andrew Angeles (school record and NCAA B-cut)
Women's 200-yard butterfly (prelims) – Ciara Hu (NCAA B-cut)

School Records:
Men's 200-yard IM (prelims) – Eric Hallman (NCAA B-cut)
Men's 100-yard breaststroke (prelims) – James Taylor (NCAA B-cut)
Men's 200-yard breaststroke (finals) – Andrew Angeles (NCAA B-cut)
Men's 100-yard backstroke (leading off 400 medley relay) – Bryan Bunning (NCAA B-cut)
Men's 400-yard medley relay (NCAA B-cut)
Men's 800-yard freestyle relay
Men's 200-yard medley relay (NCAA B-cut)
Men's 100-yard butterfly (prelims) – Matthew Veldman (NCAA B-cut)


UChicago Top Finishers (Men): Sunday
200-yard breaststroke - Andrew Angeles (1st, 2:02.99); James Taylor (2nd, 2:03.37)
50-yard freestyle - Matthew Veldman (1st, 21.35); Thomas Meek (2nd, 21.65)
Three-meter dive - Matthew Staab (1st, 520.40); Bobby Morales (2nd, 488.95)
100-yard butterfly - Robby Kunkel (1st, 50.88); Eric Hallman (3rd, 51.11)
400-yard freestyle relay (1st, 3:06.97) - Eric Hallman, Thomas Meek, Robby Runkel, Matthew Veldman

UChicago Top Finishers (Women): Sunday
100-yard butterfly - Jen Law (1st, 57.57)
400-yard freestyle relay (2nd, 3:34.95) - Andrea McPike, Jenna Harris, Grete Grubelich, Kathleen Taylor
400-yard IM - Ciara Hu (2nd, 4:33.81)
200-yard freestyle - Jenna Harris (3rd, 1:56.60)
50-yard freestyle - Jenna Harris (3rd, 25.01)
One-meter dive - Becky Schmidt (3rd, 378.75)


NEXT MEET: Friday-Saturday, Jan. 11-12 - University of Chicago Invitational.