Maroon swimming and diving begins season with quad meet

Maroon swimming and diving begins season with quad meet

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams kicked off their competition schedule with a quad meet against Denison University, Northwestern University and University of Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.

Facing off against a pair of NCAA Division I opponents and one of the best Division III teams in the country, UChicago compiled seven finishes in the top three of an event.

Freshman Alexander Farrell had a big debut with four of his performances coming in the top three. He took second in the 50-yard freestyle (21.30) and was closely followed by senior Thomas Meek in third (21.61). He was also second in the 100-yard freestyle (46.49) and third in both the 200-yard medley relay (1:35.31) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:09.83).

Sophomore Melissa Bischoff was runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke while junior teammate Maya Scheidl took third in the 100-yard freestyle (52.79).

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
50-yard freestyle – Alexander Farrell (2nd, 21.30); Thomas Meek (3rd, 21.61)
100-yard freestyle – Alexander Farrell (2nd, 46.49)
200-yard butterfly – Michael Todd (3rd, 1:56.81)
200-yard medley relay – 3rd, 1:35.31 (Alex Lin, Connor Turkatte, Thomas Meek, Alexander Farrell)
400-yard freestyle relay – 3rd, 3:09.83 (Alexander Farrell, Thomas Meek, Jonathan Simoneau, Stephen Park)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
100-yard backstroke – Melissa Bischoff (2nd, 58.16)
100-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (3rd, 52.79)


  • Saturday, October 31 – UChicago at Wheaton College, 11 AM