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Maroon swimming and diving tallies All-American honors in three events at day one of NCAAs

Thomas Meek and Maya Scheidl
Thomas Meek and Maya Scheidl

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams kicked off the first day of the NCAA Division III Championships by earning All-American status in three events on Wednesday.

Thomas Meek led the charge for the men, as the senior advanced to the final of the 50-yard freestyle with a prelim time of 20.22. The senior then swam a time of 20.23 in the evening session to tie for fourth place, earning All-American honors in the process.

Meek was also part of the All-American 200-yard medley relay alongside freshman Alexander Farrell, senior James Taylor and senior Matthew Veldman. The quartet finished 12th in the final with a mark of 1:30.39.

On the women's side, the 200-yard medley relay also came through with an All-America performance. The relay placed 15th in a time of 1:45.59. Members of the relay included sophomore Melissa Bischoff, freshman Christina Cheng, freshman Daria Wick and junior Maya Scheidl.

Junior Megan Wall came close to All-America status as she placed 20th in the 200-yard IM with a mark of 2:05.93.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
50-yard freestyle – Thomas Meek (4th, 20.23); Alexander Farrell (34th, 20.82)
200-yard medley relay – 12th, 1:30.39 (Alexander Farrell, James Taylor, Matthew Veldman, Thomas Meek)
200-yard IM (PRELIMS) – Keenan Novis (37th, 1:53.38)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
200-yard medley relay – 15th, 1:45.59 (Melissa Bischoff, Christina Cheng, Daria Wick, Maya Scheidl)
200-yard IM (PRELIMS) – Megan Wall (20th, 2:05.93); Ciara Hu (30th, 2:07.06)
500-yard freestyle (PRELIMS) – Hannah Eastman (26th, 5:02.41); Karen Chu (31st, 5:03.79)
50-yard freestyle (PRELIMS) – Maya Scheidl (38th, 23.97)


  • Thursday-Saturday, March 17-19 – UChicago at NCAA Championships (Greensboro, N.C.), 10 AM / 6 PM (ET)