Maroon swimming and diving wins three out of four in tri-meet

Dean Boures and Natalie DeMuro
Dean Boures and Natalie DeMuro

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams hosted a tri-meet on Saturday and won three out of four matchups against visiting Lewis University and Olivet Nazarene University.

UChicago's women defeated Lewis 186-108 and Olivet Nazarene 164-133. The Maroon men defeated Lewis 162-117 and lost to Olivet Nazarene 149-129.

The home side found plenty of success in the diving events as they swept all four. Sophomore Dean Boures took the one-meter dive (245.03) and the three-meter dive (274.58) on the men's half. The women featured victories from sophomore Natalie DeMuro on the one-meter board (270.08) and freshman Anna Girlich (276.45) on the three-meter board. Both divers posted NCAA provisional scores on the day and are now officially qualified for the NCAA Zones.

In total, the Maroons won six men's events. Senior Thomas Meek helped account for half of the wins – 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay. The relay members included Meek, junior Jonathan Simoneau, freshman Alexander Farrell and senior Matthew Veldman. Junior Kevin Ku also won the 200-yard butterfly.

UChicago had seven event victories on the women's side. Junior Maya Scheidl was a multi-winner in the 100-yard freestyle and in the 400-yard freestyle relay alongside freshman Cecile Kurman-Browning, freshman Hannah Eastman and senior Karen Chu. Three other swimmers earned individual wins, which included freshman Simone Stover (1,000-yard freestyle), freshman Daria Wick (50-yard freestyle) and junior Alison Wall (200-yard backstroke).

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
50-yard freestyle – Thomas Meek (1st, 20.89)
100-yard freestyle – Thomas Meek (1st, 46.55)
200-yard butterfly – Kevin Ku (1st, 1:54.77)
One-meter dive – Dean Boures (1st, 245.03)
Three-meter dive – Dean Boures (1st, 274.58)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:07.30 (Jonathan Simoneau, Thomas Meek, Alexander Farrell, Matthew Veldman)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
1,000-yard freestyle – Simone Stover (1st, 10:54.09)
50-yard freestyle – Daria Wick (1st, 25.07)
100-yard freestyle – Maya Scheidl (1st, 53.39)
200-yard backstroke – Alison Wall (1st, 2:07.92)
One-meter dive – Natalie DeMuro (1st, 270.08)
Three-meter dive – Anna Girlich (1st, 276.45)
400-yard freestyle relay – 1st, 3:39.09 (Cecile Kurman-Browning, Maya Scheidl, Hannah Eastman, Karen Chu)

NEXT MEET:

  • Saturday, January 16 – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at UChicago, 1 PM