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Maroon swimming and diving tallies 14 victories at day two of the Phoenix Fall Classic

Thomas Meek and Alison Wall
Thomas Meek and Alison Wall

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams continued their dominance of the Phoenix Fall Classic by winning 14 events at day two of the three-day meet on Saturday.

The Maroons have now won 19 events over the last two days, with the men leading the field by 345 points (629-284) and the women holding an advantage of 236 points (633-397).

Two of the swimmers posted top times that would have qualified for last year's national meet. Junior Alison Wall won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:02.49 while senior Thomas Meek swam the 100-yard freestyle in 44.94.

Freshmen Keenan Novis and David Farr were also multiple winners on the day alongside Meek. Farr won the 200-yard IM (1:52.54) while Novis was victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke. The duo swam the lead two legs in the winning 800-yard freestyle relay (6:52.67). Besides the 100-yard freestyle, Meek participated as the third leg of the 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:31.39.

Senior Karen Chu and juniors Maya Scheidl and Alison Wall earned two victories apiece as well. The trio swam for the winning 800-yard freestyle relay that finished in 7:39.01. Chu took the 500-yard freestyle in 5:04.93. Scheidl raced past the other sprinters in the 100-yard freestyle (51.69).

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
200-yard IM – David Farr (1st, 1:52.54)
100-yard breaststroke – Keenan Novis (1st, 58.40)
200-yard backstroke – Alex Lin (1st, 1:50.93)
100-yard freestyle – Thomas Meek (1st, 44.94)
200-yard butterfly – Michael Todd (1st, 1:52.26)
800-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 6:52.67 (Keenan Novis, David Farr, Jonathan Simoneau, Stephen Park)
200-yard medley relay – 1st, 1:31.39 (Winston Wang, Andrew Homere, Thomas Meek, Alexander Farrell)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
500-yard freestyle – Karen Chu (1st, 5:04.93)
200-yard backstroke – Alison Wall (1st, 2:02.49)
100-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (1st, 51.69)
200-yard butterfly – Ciara Hu (1st, 2:05.86)
Three-meter dive - Anna Girlich (1st, 410.50)
800-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 7:39.01 (Karen Chu, Alison Wall, Maya Scheidl, Hannah Eastman)
200-yard medley relay – 1st, 1:46.05 (Melissa Bischoff, Christina Cheng, Daria Wick, Jessie Ho)


  • Sunday, November 22 – UChicago Phoenix Fall Classic, 10 AM / 5 PM