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Maroon swimming and diving defeated by Washington-St. Louis in dual meet

Jonas Fowler and Jennifer Hill
Jonas Fowler and Jennifer Hill

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In an early-season meeting between two conference foes, the University of Chicago swimming and diving teams lost a dual meet at Washington University-St. Louis on Saturday. The Bears won the men's meet 154-145 and the women's meet 179-120.

UChicago's men won seven events on the day as three different athletes were victorious in two events each. Sophomore Jonas Fowler was first in the 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard IM, while freshman Alex Lin kept up his strong season by sweeping the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes. Senior diver Matthew Staab claimed both the one-meter and three-meter boards as well.

The Maroons picked up six victories on the women's side. Senior Jennifer Hill contributed to half the wins, taking both breaststroke events (100-yard and 200-yard) and swimming the second leg of the 200-yard medley relay. Freshman Melissa Bischoff was a multiple winner in the 100-yard backstroke and as the leadoff leg of the 200-yard medley relay.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
200-yard freestyle – Jonas Fowler (1st, 1:45.17)
400-yard IM – Jonas Fowler (1st, 4:12.48)
100-yard backstroke – Alex Lin (1st, 53.51)
200-yard backstroke – Alex Lin (1st, 1:56.64)
200-yard butterfly – Kevin Ku (1st, 1:53.81)
One-meter dive – Matthew Staab (1st, 246.05)
Three-meter dive – Matthew Staab (1st, 285.25)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
100-yard breaststroke – Jennifer Hill (1st, 1:08.93)
200-yard breaststroke – Jennifer Hill (1st, 2:28.10)
100-yard backstroke – Melissa Bischoff (1st, 58.92)
200-yard backstroke – Alison Wall (1st, 2:09.55)
One-meter dive – Natalie DeMuro (1st, 208.95)
200-yard medley relay – 1st, 1:50.52 (Melissa Bischoff, Jennifer Hill, Abby Erdmann, Maya Scheidl)


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