UChicago swimming and diving posts more low times at day two of Midwest Invite

Connor Turkatte and Megan Wall
Connor Turkatte and Megan Wall

CHICAGO, Ill. – Freshman Connor Turkatte broke a pool and school record to highlight the University of Chicago swimming and diving effort at day two of the Midwest Invitational on Saturday.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee came away as the winner of the eight-team women's field with 586.5 points. UChicago's women were second with 393 points. On the men's side, Case Western Reserve University topped the seven-team field with 511 points. The Maroon men took third place with 371 points.

Turkatte turned in the highlight of the day with a school and pool record-breaking time of 55.72 in the 100-yard breaststroke. That mark crossed the national qualifying threshold for the 2014 national championships. Senior teammate Andrew Angeles was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a NCAA B cut time of 57.57.

The Maroons tallied three other NCAA B cut marks as well. Sophomore Megan Wall posted a NCAA qualifying time of 4:29.03 to win the 400-yard IM. Junior Ciara Hu recorded a 200-yard butterfly time of 2:06.45 and sophomore Kevin Ku put up a winning 200-yard butterfly mark of 1:51.79.

Sophomore Michelle Law swam to a pair of event wins in the 100-yard butterfly (57.67) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.40). Freshman Emma Madden was victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.83.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
100-yard breaststroke – Connor Turkatte (1st, 55.72)
200-yard butterfly – Kevin Ku (1st, 1:51.79)
100-yard butterfly – Thomas Meek (2nd, 50.22); Robert Kunkel (3rd, 50.84)
100-yard freestyle – Connor Turkatte (2nd, 48.31)
200-yard freestyle – Rolland Lee (3rd, 1:45.52)
400-yard IM – Jeremy Estes (3rd, 4:32.30)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
400-yard IM – Megan Wall (1st, 4:29.03); Ciara Hu (2nd, 4:37.76)
100-yard butterfly – Michelle Law (1st, 57.67)
200-yard backstroke – Michelle Law (1st, 2:06.40)
100-yard breaststroke – Emma Madden (1st, 1:08.83)
200-yard butterfly – Ciara Hu (2nd, 2:06.45); Sydney Wong (3rd, 2:10.57)
100-yard backstroke – Jen Law (2nd, 58.16)

NEXT MEET:

  • Friday-Saturday, February 27-28 – NCAA Diving Regional at UChicago, 4 PM / 12 PM