CHICAGO, Ill. -- Thursday was a record-setting day in the Myers-McLoraine swimming pool, as four conference records and eight pool records were broken at day two of the UAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The University of Chicago women are in second place (462.5 points) while the men stand in third place (347 points) through 12 events.
Emory University owns sizable leads on both the men's (594.5 points) and women's (655 points) sides. The Eagles won eight events and set new UAA records in three of them.
Through the first two days of competition, UChicago has two UAA champions, one conference record, one pool record, five school records and 16 NCAA B-cuts. Eric Hallman picked up a victory for the Maroons in the 200-yard IM, turning in a time of 1:52.09. Earlier in the day during prelims, teammate Bryan Bunning turned in a mark of 1:51.85 in the 200 IM, which set a new UAA record by 0.04 seconds.
Becky Schmidt took runner-up in the three-meter dive (449.10) and was edged out by only 0.80 points. The 200-yard freestyle relay team also took second in 1:36.27.
The 400-yard medley relay record fell by 2.5 seconds as the Emory men (3:20.51) narrowly beat out UChicago (3:20.84).
UChicago Top Finishers (Men): Thursday
200-yard IM - Eric Hallman (1st, 1:52.09)
400-yard medley relay - 2nd, 3:20.84 (Bryan Bunning, James Taylor, Matthew Veldman, Eric Hallman)
UChicago Top Finishers (Women): Thursday
3-meter diving - Becky Schmidt (2nd, 449.10)
200-yard freestyle relay - 2nd, 1:36.27 (Jennifer Hill, Andrea McPike, Jenna Harris, Jen Law)
200-yard IM - Ciara Hu (3rd, 2:06.66)
400-yard medley relay - 3rd, 3:52.79 (Andrea McPike, Jennifer Hill, Jen Law, Elizabeth Millen)
|1. Emory - 594.5||1. Emory - 655|
|2. Case Western Reserve - 393||2. UChicago - 462.5|
|3. UChicago - 347||3. Washington-St. Louis - 377|
|4. Carnegie Mellon - 337||4. Rochester - 303|
|5. Washington-St. Louis - 318||5. Carnegie Mellon - 278|
|6. New York - 246.5||6. New York - 232|
|7. Rochester - 222||7. Case Western Reserve - 218.5|
|8. Brandeis - 144||8. Brandeis - 62|
NEXT MEET: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16 - UAA Championships, hosted by UChicago.