Swimming and diving records seven B-cut swims
At the Midwest Regional meet in Chicago, Ill., this past weekend, Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both finished fourth. The Bears posted seven B-cut swims, meaning they might qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships.
Sophomores Chi Pam and Allison Siegel teamed up with freshmen Sara Taege and Jennifer Tartavull to win the 400-yard freestyle relay with a swim that lowered their B-cut time by .09 seconds to 3:31.59. Siegel also won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.55.
The men’s side won three events and accomplished three B-cuts in time trials. Freshman Luke Dobben won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:36.21, and senior Chris Valach (1:42.71) won the 200-yard freestyle. The other B-cut for the men came from junior Brendan Morin, who swam a time of 50.20 in the 100-yard butterfly.
Next up for the Bears is the announcement of qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The announcement will be made on March 9, and the Championships will take place on March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Ind.