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UChicago Swimming & Diving Teams Earn Five More All-America Honors, Fifth-Straight Top 15 Finish

Lance Culjat
Lance Culjat

INDIANAPOLIS – On the final day of the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, the University of Chicago secured five All-America honors to conclude another solid finish at the Maroons' final competition of the season.

Sophomore Lance Culjat led the way, setting a new career-best in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:00.06 to place fourth overall and earn All-America honors. First-year Keda Song swam a season-best time of 1:48.98 in the 200-backstroke to take 11th and earn Honorable Mention All-America honors, joining teammates Reona Yamaguchi (15th, 2:03.84, 200 breaststroke) and Alexander Farrell (28th, 100 freestyle).

On the women's side, first-year Gillian Gagnard led the way with Honorable Mention All-American status, placing ninth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.62.

She joined All-American Honorable Mention teammate Margaret Wolfson, a first-year, who placed 11th overall in the 200 breaststroke.

The Maroon men placed 12th overall with 61.50 points and the women were 14th with 60 points, marking the fifth-straight year that both teams captured Top 15 finishes.

In total, UChicago broke three school records and posted 31 All-American performances over 16 events.

Team scores
Men – Chicago, 12th, 61.50
Women – Chicago, 14th, 60

Top Men's Finishers
200 backstroke – Keda Song (11th, 1:48.98).
200 breaststroke – Lance Culjat (4th, 2:00.06); Reona Yamaguchi (15th, 2:03.84).
100 free – Alexander Farrell (28th, 45.39)

Women's Top Finishers
200 backstroke – Gillian Gagnard (9th, 2:01.62)
200 breaststroke – Margaret Wolfson (11th, 2:18.99); Nadia Redza (32nd, 2:24.08); Simone Stover (39th, 2:27.92)
400 free relay – Nicole Lin, Gillian Gagnard, Daria Wick, Hannah Eastman (20th, 3:29.29)