Maroon swimming and diving earns All-American honors in two events at first day of NCAA Championships

Thomas Meek, Melissa Bischoff, Jennifer Hill, Abby Erdmann, Maya Scheidl
Thomas Meek, Melissa Bischoff, Jennifer Hill, Abby Erdmann, Maya Scheidl

SHENANDOAH, Texas – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams reached the finals in two events on Wednesday and achieved All-American honors in both at day one of the NCAA Division III Championships.

UChicago had four participants in the men's 50-yard freestyle prelims. Junior Thomas Meek made the cut for the evening finals and finished in 15th place in a time of 20.73. That placement led to Honorable Mention All-American status.

The Maroon women also got into a final and competed in the 200-yard medley relay with freshman Melissa Bischoff, senior Jennifer Hill, sophomore Abby Erdmann and sophomore Maya Scheidl. The foursome clinched Honorable Mention All-America accolades by finishing 14th in a time of 1:46.20.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
50-yard freestyle – Thomas Meek (15th, 20.73)
50-yard freestyle (PRELIMS) – Mantim Lee (22nd, 20.63); Jonathan Simoneau (45th, 21.15);Connor Turkatte (52nd, 21.37)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
200-yard medley relay – 14th, 1:46.20 (Melissa Bischoff, Jennifer Hill, Abby Erdmann, Maya Scheidl)
200-yard IM (PRELIMS) – Jennifer Hill (22nd, 2:06.21)
500-yard freestyle (PRELIMS) – Khia Kurtenbach (41st, 5:08.77)

NEXT MEET:

  • Thursday-Saturday, March 19-21 – UChicago at NCAA Championships (Shenandoah, Texas), 10 AM / 6 PM