Maroon swimming and diving competes at day one of Midwest Invite

Jen Law and Kevin Ku
Jen Law and Kevin Ku

CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams reached for more low times and came away with a trio of NCAA B cuts at day one of the Midwest Invitational on Friday.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee leads the seven-team women's field with 231 points, while the Maroons are third with 104 points. Case Western Reserve University's men lead the six teams with 168 points and UChicago is fourth with 78 points.

The Maroons were striving to achieve more NCAA B cuts to give themselves additional chances at qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships. UChicago came through with three NCAA B cuts on the day. Junior Jen Law posted a time of 57.28 in the 100-yard butterfly time trial, sophomore Rolland Lee swam the 200-yard breaststroke time trial in 2:05.51, and sophomore Kevin Ku recorded a mark of 1:53.87 in the 200-yard butterfly time trial.

The closest regular race finish of the day came in the women's 50-yard freestyle. Senior Jennifer Hill finished in 24.78 and was edged out by only 0.02 seconds by the winner. Junior Ciara Hu was runner-up in the 200-yard IM (2:09.75), and freshman Connor Turkatte represented the men with a third-place showing in the 50-yard freestyle (21.24).

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
50-yard freestyle – Connor Turkatte (3rd, 21.24)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
200-yard IM – Ciara Hu (2nd, 2:09.75)
50-yard freestyle – Jennifer Hill (2nd, 24.78)

NEXT MEET:

  • Saturday, February 21 – UChicago Midwest Invitational (Day 2), 11 AM / 5 PM