The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off its postseason this weekend, traveling to Chicago for the University Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships. The men matched their conference result from last year, finishing second, while the women dropped three spots, to fifth place overall.
During last year’s NCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships, senior Michael Lagieski was the top seed, and he raced a career-best 53.70 in the 100-yard breaststroke. But, when he looked up at the time board, the number next to his name was two—he got beat by three hundredths of a second.
Swimming and diving athletes travelled in and out of state this weekend to face NCAA Division II teams from Lindenwood University and Truman State University.
The Washington University swimming and diving team competed in its last meet of 2016 this weekend, participating in both the Wheaton Invitational in Wheaton, Ill. and the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.
Both the Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up wins against the University of Chicago at Millstone Pool this weekend.
In the final meet before nationals, the Washington University men’s and women’s swimming teams both came away with runner-up finishes at the University Athletic Championships from Wednesday through Saturday in Rochester, N.Y.
Facing a pair of NCAA Division II squads, the Washington University swimming and diving teams kept their heads above water, falling to nationally ranked Lindenwood University before soundly defeating Truman State University.
The Washington University swimming teams coasted to a pair of victories at the Wheaton Invitational over the weekend, with two individuals and two relay teams setting new school records at the meet.
The Washington University swimming and diving teams made a splash in their season opener with a pair of victories over Division I Saint Louis University.
The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will face stiff competition when they face a pair of Division I opponents in their opening two weeks.