UChicago swimming and diving excels on Senior Day with wins over DePauw and Trinity

Anthony Restaino and Jennifer Hill
Anthony Restaino and Jennifer Hill

CHICAGO, Ill. – The No. 10-ranked University of Chicago swimming and diving teams recognized their senior athletes before Saturday's meet and then delivered team victories against DePauw University and Trinity (Texas) University.

It was Senior Day at the Myers-McLoraine Pool for eight UChicago seniors – Sofia Gross, Jennifer HillAndrew AngelesMichael CharyshRobert KunkelAnthony RestainoMatthew Staab and Kevin Steffes. In the tri-meet scoring, the Maroon men defeated Trinity 205-87 and DePauw 192.5-105.5. UChicago's women beat Trinity 206-89 and DePauw 197-103.

On the men's side, UChicago collected nine event victories. The divers in particular excelled. Restaino led the way by setting a new school record with a NCAA provisional qualifying score of 356.63 in the three-meter dive. His winning one-meter dive of 296.55 was also a NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Other divers who tallied NCAA provisional scores included freshman Dean Boures in the one meter (276.98) and the three meter, along with Staab (319.73) and Steffes (308.85) on the three-meter board.

Angeles produced multiple wins as well, sweeping the 100-yard breaststroke (58.55) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.82). He swam the second leg on the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:33.21) alongside sophomore Mantim Lee, junior Matthew Veldman and junior Thomas Meek.

The Maroon women also won nine races. Hill was part of four wins herself with two individual and two relay victories. She also swept the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.11) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:28.84). The 400-yard freestyle relay won in a time of 3:34.57 and included Hill and a trio of sophomores – Maya Scheidl, Jessie Ho and Alison Wall. The 200-yard medley relay's winning time of 1:49.27 was provided by Hill, Scheidl, freshman Melissa Bischoff and sophomore Abby Erdmann. Scheidl had the closest win of the day, as her 100-yard freestyle time of 53.73 edged out the competition by 0.09 seconds.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
100-yard breaststroke – Andrew Angeles (1st, 58.55)
200-yard breaststroke – Andrew Angeles (1st, 2:08.82)
One-meter dive – Anthony Restaino (1st, 296.55)
Three-meter dive – Anthony Restaino (1st, 356.63)
1,000-yard freestyle – Rolland Lee (1st, 10:08.12)
200-yard freestyle – Mantim Lee (1st, 1:42.80)
200-yard butterfly – Kevin Ku (1st, 1:54.59)
200-yard backstroke – Alex Lin (1st, 1:55.63)
200-yard medley relay – 1st, 1:33.21 (Mantim Lee, Andrew Angeles, Matthew Veldman, Thomas Meek)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
100-yard breaststroke – Jennifer Hill (1st, 1:08.11)
200-yard breaststroke – Jennifer Hill (1st, 2:28.84)
1,000-yard freestyle – Karen Chu (1st, 10:41.82)
100-yard backstroke – Melissa Bischoff (1st, 58.92)
200-yard butterfly – Sydney Wong (1st, 2:09.29)
100-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (1st, 53.73)
100-yard butterfly – Abby Erdmann (1st, 58.70)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:34.57 (Jennifer Hill, Maya Scheidl, Jessie Ho, Alison Wall)
200-yard medley relay – 1st, 1:49.27 (Melissa Bischoff, Jennifer Hill, Abby Erdmann, Maya Scheidl)

NEXT MEET:

  • Wednesday-Saturday, February 11-14 – UChicago at UAA Championships (Atlanta, Ga.)