Maroon swimming and diving splits dual meet with Washington-St. Louis

Alexander Farrell and Maya Scheidl
Alexander Farrell and Maya Scheidl

CHICAGO – An early season match-up between two conference rivals ended with a split when the University of Chicago swimming and diving teams hosted Washington University-St. Louis on Saturday. UChicago won the women's meet 165-135 while Washington-St. Louis won the men's meet 187-101.

The Maroon women won 11 events overall. Junior Maya Scheidl earned four victories on the afternoon – two individual events and two relays. Scheidl raced past the competition in the 50-yard freestyle (24.72) and 100-yard freestyle (52.87). She was also part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.89) and the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.77). Freshman diver Anna Girlich swept both the one-meter and three-meter boards with scores of 245.73 and 221.48, respectively. She won the three-meter dive by a mere 0.23 points.

Three other swimmers earned both individual and relay wins. Sophomore Melissa Bischoff took the 100-yard backstroke (58.69) and was the lead leg on the 200-yard medley relay. Freshman Daria Wick was the victor in the 100-yard butterfly (57.62) and as the second leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Freshman Christina Cheng was second leg on the 200-yard medley relay and winner of the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.14). Additionally, senior Ciara Hu grabbed second place in the 400-yard IM with a NCAA B cut time of 4:36.58.

UChicago's men were victorious in six races. Freshman Alexander Farrell had a big day with three wins in freestyle events – the 50-yard (21.21), the 100-yard (46.12) and the 200-yard relay (1:24.37). Fellow freshman Winston Wang also earned individual and relay victories in the 100-yard backstroke (52.21) and as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
50-yard freestyle – Alexander Farrell (1st, 21.21)
100-yard freestyle – Alexander Farrell (1st, 46.12)
100-yard backstroke – Winston Wang (1st, 52.21)
200-yard backstroke – Alex Lin (1st, 1:55.14)
500-yard freestyle – Michael Todd (1st, 4:44.25)
200-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 1:24.37 (Alexander Farrell, Thomas Meek, Winston Wang, Andrew Homere)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
50-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (1st, 24.72)
100-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (1st, 52.87)
One-meter dive – Anna Girlich (1st, 245.63)
Three-meter dive – Anna Girlich (1st, 221.48)
100-yard butterfly – Daria Wick (1st, 57.62)
100-yard backstroke – Melissa Bischoff (1st, 58.69)
100-yard breaststroke – Christina Cheng (1st, 1:08.14)
1,000-yard freestyle – Cecile Kurman-Browning (1st, 10:41.06)
200-yard backstroke – Alison Wall (1st, 2:07.00)
200-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 1:37.89 (Jessie Ho, Daria Wick, Maya Scheidl, Naomy Grand'Pierre)
200-yard medley relay – 1st, 1:47.77 (Melissa Bischoff, Christina Cheng, Daria Wick, Maya Scheidl)

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