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UChicago swimming teams open season with wins versus Wheaton


CHICAGO, Ill.  -- The University of Chicago men's and women's swim teams opened their seasons with dual meet victories over Wheaton College on Saturday. The men won 166-65 and the women won 192-47 over the course of 26 events.

Freshman Ciara Hu made an immediate impact in her collegiate debut by winning the 200-yard butterfly with an NCAA B cut time of 2:05.96, which also broke the record at the Myers-McLoraine Pool.

Sophomore Matt Staab won both diving events and his mark on the three-meter dive is an NCAA provision qualifying score.

Sophomore Andrew Angeles won the 200-yard breaststroke in an NCAA provision qualifying time of 2:06.45.


Individual Winners - Men

Sophomore Matt Staab
1-meter Diving (267.70)
3-meter Diving (293.80)

Freshman Thomas Meek
1,000-yard Freestyle (10:21.06)

Sophomore Andrew Salomon
200-yard Freestyle (1:47.30)

Freshman Matthew Veldman
50-yard Freestyle (22.35)

Junior Eric Hallman
200-yard IM (1:57.33)

Freshman Bryan Bunning
200-yard Butterfly (1:55.70)

Freshman James Taylor
100-yard Freestyle (49.40)

Senior Wade Gong
200-yard Backstroke (2:00.82)

Sophomore Andrew Angeles
200-yard Breaststroke (2:06.45)


Individual Winners - Women

Senior Kathleen Taylor
1,000-yard Freestyle (10:41.66)
500-yard Freestyle (5:16.97)

Sophomore Jennifer Hill
100-yard Freestyle (54.98)
200-yard Breaststroke (2:28.89)

Senior Becky Schmidt
1-meter Diving (226.45)
3-meter Diving (253.00)

Freshman Ciara Hu
200-yard Butterfly (2:05.96)

Sophomore Elizabeth Millen
200-yard Freestyle (1:58.42)

Senior Grete Grubelich
50-yard Freestyle (25.70)


Relay Winners - Men

400 Yard Medley Relay (3:29.33)
Bunning, Taylor, Veldman, Hallman

400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:15.26)
Veldman, Salomon, Meek, Hallman


Relay Winners - Women

400 Yard Medley Relay (4:01.89)
Jen Law, Hill, Hu, Millen

400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:38.83)
Law, Taylor, Jenna Harris, Millen


NEXT MEET: Saturday, Nov. 3 - Chicago at Washington University-St. Louis, 1 PM