Maroon swimming and diving splits dual meet at Lewis

Matthew Veldman and Maya Scheidl
Matthew Veldman and Maya Scheidl

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – The No. 10-ranked University of Chicago swimming and diving teams split a dual meet versus NCAA Division II opponent Lewis University on Friday. The Maroon women beat the Flyers 118-87 while the men were narrowly defeated 104-100.

UChicago won a combined 12 events and broke four pool records on the evening. The Maroons tallied eight wins on the women's side, led by sophomore Michelle Law's two victories in the 200-yard IM (2:13.38) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.42). Sophomore Maya Scheidl picked up three victories – one as an individual in the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.68) and two as part of the 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. The freestyle relay set a pool record in 3:36.80. Freshman Melissa Bischoff broke the 100-yard backstroke pool record (58.24) while leading off the medley relay. The closest finish of the day came from junior Ciara Hu, who won the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.13) by only 0.02 seconds.

On the men's side, the Maroons earned four wins, and junior Matthew Veldman participated in the three of the wins himself. Veldman was victorious in the 100-yard butterfly (51.86) and swam a leg for the 400-yard medley relay (3:29.37) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:07.10). UChicago set new pool records in both of the relays while edging Lewis by 0.17 seconds in the freestyle.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
100-yard butterfly – Matthew Veldman (1st, 51.86)
200-yard IM – Jonas Fowler (1st, 1:58.10)
400-yard medley relay – 1st, 3:29.37 (Mantim LeeAndrew Angeles, Matthew Veldman, Thomas Meek)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:07.10 (Thomas Meek, Jonas Fowler, Jeremy Estes, Matthew Veldman)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
200-yard IM – Michelle Law (1st, 2:13.38)
100-yard backstroke – Michelle Law (1st, 1:00.42)
200-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (1st, 1:57.68)
100-yard freestyle – Alison Wall (1st, 54.36)
500-yard freestyle – Karen Chu (1st, 5:19.66)
100-yard butterfly – Ciara Hu (1st, 1:00.13)
400-yard medley relay – 1st, 4:02.04 (Melissa Bischoff, Jennifer Hill, Abby Erdmann, Maya Scheidl)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:36.80 (Maya Scheidl, Jennifer Hill, Jessie Ho, Alison Wall)


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