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UChicago Swimming & Diving Hosts Two-Day Midwest Invite

Alice Ye and Jota Iwase
Alice Ye and Jota Iwase

CHICAGO – With the NCAA national meet on the horizon, the University of Chicago swimming and diving teams hosted the two-day Midwest Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

The Maroon women took first of five teams (622 points) while the men were second of six teams (505.5 points).

On the women's side, UChicago tallied 10 event victories. First-year Yunfan Dong put up an NCAA qualifying time of 2:02.01 in the women's 200-yard backstroke. Sophomore Alice Ye did the same in the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:03.23. Ye also picked up a win in the 400-yard IM (4:29.88). Junior Taylor Hammill was a multiple winner in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.41) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:02.38).

The men's half featured three Maroon wins. First-year Jota Iwase's time of 1:48.70 in the 200-yard butterfly was an NCAA qualifying mark as well. First-year Alexander Sun (200-yard backstroke) and sophomore Martin Baffico (100-yard butterfly) picked up wins as well.

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
500 Free – Taylor Hammill (1st, 5:02.38)
200 Free – Taylor Hammill (1st, 1:55.41)
400 IM – Alice Ye (1st, 4:29.88)
200 Butterfly – Alice Ye (1st, 2:03.23)
200 Back – Yunfan Dong (1st, 2:02.01)
50 Free – Ayisha Afrik (1st, 24.03)
100 Breast – Eleanor Cambron (1st, 1:07.07)
200 Breast – Sydney Grube (1st, 2:23.57)
200 Medley Relay – 1st, 1:49.64 (Vivian Wu, Eleanor Cambron, Sedef Ishaque, Anneliese Merry)
400 Free Relay – 1st, 3:48.78 (Nicole Regueira, Iris Jacobs, Tina Rodriguez, Alice Ye)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
200 Butterfly – Jota Iwase (1st, 1:48.70)
100 Butterfly – Martin Baffico (1st, 49.40)
200 Back – Alexander Sun (1st, 1:48.29)


  • Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-29 – UChicago at NCAA Diving Regional (at Granville, Ohio)