Swimming and diving storms beyond DePauw

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Green Castle, Ind. – The swimming and diving teams of Washington University in St. Louis defeated DePauw on Saturday afternoon.

The No. 7 men’s team defeated the Tigers 209-53 while the No. 12 women’s team won 202-85.

Men

WashU won all but one that day and was led by freshman Jonathan Kim and sophomore Kyle Wolford, who both claimed victory in two individual races.

The Bears opened the game with one and two in the 200 medley relay. The team of Wolford, Nathan Katz, Jonathan Ma and Kai Garren won the field with a time of 1:34.01 while the group of Alex McCormick, Kevin Hao, Barclay Dale and Zach Halawa took second in 1:34.62.

Junior Mason Kelber continued to prove himself as one of the best distance swimmers, winning the 1,650 freestyle with an NCAA B cut time of 16:11.03. Freshman Danny Sibley was second in 16:44.55, sophomore Brendan Long finished third in 16:59.98 and senior Rick Reinhard was fourth with a time of 17:15.76.

The Bears claimed the top five in the 200 freestyle, led by Ma in first place with a time of 1:43.55. Garren followed in second with a time of 1:45.50, while freshman Pace Edwards finished third in 1:46.30 and freshman Justin Rockaway was fourth with a time of 1:47.14.

Wolford continued the streak for the Bears, taking the field in the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.61. McCormick was second after swimming a time of 53.71, while Hao rounded out the top three with a time of 54.18.

Kim claimed first place in the 100 backstroke, winning in 58.55. Nathan Lin finished third with a time of 1:02.23.

Katz, a senior, won the field in the 200 butterfly, racing to a time of 1:54.96. Sophomore Mark Lipkin was second in 1:57.18, while senior Chet Dobson finished third with a time of 1:58.42. Sophomore Matthew Larsen completed the top four with a time of 1:59.90.

The Bears took the top three in the 50 freestyle, led by Dale, a senior who finished first in 21.78. Sophomore Austin Bick came in second with a time of 22.35, while Halawa finished third in 22.58.

Ma finished best for the Bears in the 100 freestyle, finishing second with a time of 47.43. Kelber followed in third with a time of 48.16, while Garren was fourth in 48.48. Bick rounded out the top five with a time of 50.19.

Wolford won his second individual race of the day, taking the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:54.47. Freshman Ryan Hillery was second in 1:55.12, while McCormick finished third in 1:57.83. Junior Nolan Shields was fourth with a time of 1:59.43.

Kim followed that up with his second individual win of the day in the 200 breaststroke, winning in 2:07.79. Larsen was second in 2:15.10 while Lin finished fourth in 2:22.99.

Freshman Jeffrey Forbes took the field in the 500 freestyle and swam to a time of 4:49.51. Edwards followed in second with a time of 4:52.19 while Lipkin was third in 4:52.85. Long rounded out the top four with a time of 4:56.44.

A pair of Bears led the field in the 100 butterfly, while Dale finished first in 50.57, while Katz took second with a time of 52.84. Senior Sam Mahoney finished fourth in 54.28.

Hao won his first individual race of the day in the 200 IM, setting a time of 1:55.54. Hillery finished second in 1:58.82, while Sibley was third in 2:01.09 and Shields fourth with a time of 2:01.43.

WashU finished the day with the first two places in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Kelber, Ma, Edwards and Hao finished first with a time of 1:25.85. Bick, Garren, Lipkin and Dale followed in second with a time of 1:26.35.

Ladies

WashU was led by freshman Alice Han and junior Sandra Meszaros, who both won two individual races.

The Bears opened the day with first and second place in the 200 medley relay. The team of Kylie Juan, Maggie Teng, Meszaros and Lauren Antonowich finished first with a time of 1:48.45, while Abby Wilson, Grace Wakiyama, Grace Carey and Noelle Diclemente took second with a time of 1:50.08.

Freshman Riyapreet Sahota took the field in the 1,000 freestyle to a time of 10:56.55. Freshman Isabella Barrientos finished third in 11:06.45, while freshman Kiara Crumbley rounded out the top five with a time of 11:24.89.

Sophomore Lauren Waire finished best for the Bears in the 200 freestyle and was second in 1:59.04. Carey, a senior, was third in 2:02.8 while Diclemente finished fifth with a time of 2:04.03.

The Bears claimed the top four in the 100 backstroke, led by Han with a time of 59.80. Freshman Caroline Deluca finished second with a time of 1:01.20, while Wilson was third in 1:01.27 and Natalia Castillo was fourth in 1:02.81.

Wakiyama, a senior, led the field in the 100 breaststroke, winning in 1:07.37. Sophomore Abby Liff was second with a time of 1:09.09 while Teng was fourth in 1:10.12 and junior Emily Guo was fifth with a time of 1:10.46.

WashU took the top three in the 200 butterfly, led by Meszaros who took first place with a time of 2:08.02. Junior Mikayla Klein was second in 2:12.17 and Eve Kearns was third in 2:13.47.

The best of the Bears in the 50 freestyle was Diclemente, who took third in 25.45. Junior Kayleigh Lewis rounded out the top five with a time of 25.86.

Antonowich, a freshman, took the field in the 100 freestyle and raced to a time of 54.63. Waire was second in 55.40, while Sahota was fourth with a time of 55.90.

Barrientos led the way in the 200 backstroke, winning in 2:11.15. Juan, a sophomore, finished second with a time of 2:12.91, while Castillo finished third in 2:13.67.

Crumbley was the best finisher for the Bears in the 500 freestyle, finishing second with a time of 5:28.28. Guo was third in 5:29.56 while Lewis was sixth in 5:32.96.

Meszaros claimed her second individual win of the day, racing to a 58.12 first place. Antonowich was second with a time of 1:00.62, while senior Stephanie Bowater rounded out the top five in 1:05.19.

Han won her second race of the day, the 200 IM, taking the field in 2:12.84. Alice Mao was second with a time of 2:15.46 while Kearns finished fourth in 2:17.50.

In the final race of the day, the 200 freestyle relay, the Bears team of Meszaros, Sahota, Waire and Wilson finished second with a time of 1:41.09. Antonowich, Diclemente, Lewis and Carey were third in 1:41.11.

In diving action, freshman Noa Miller won the 1-meter with a score of 213.70. Junior Rosie Finglass finished second with 210.15 points.

Finglass took first on the 3-meter board with 191.65 points, while Miller came in second with a score of 164.70.

WashU is now taking a break from action to prepare for the UAA Championships, which will be held in Emory February 9-12.

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