If Kevin Hao was rusty after an extended break from competition, he didn’t show it.
Even though the Washington University swimming and diving team does not know when their next race will be, the Bears have kept training.
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.
Winning eight of 12 events apiece, the Washington University swimming and diving teams both claimed first place Saturday at the Illinois Wesleyan University Invitational. The women’s team routed its competition, with a point total of 172 well ahead of runner-up Augustana College, which had 102 points.
From Wednesday through Saturday, the Washington University men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in the 2012 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship, the final meet of the season. The Bears’ hard work and determination paid off as Wash. U. competed well in Indianapolis, Ind., bringing home several All-America honors and personal and season-best times.
On Saturday afternoon, the Washington University men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in a dual meet with Division I Southern Illinois University. Despite their valiant efforts, the Bears fell short, leaving Carbondale, Ill., with 15 second-place and 18 third-place finishes.
The Washington University swimming and diving teams squared off against some of the best talent in the state this past weekend. In the annual Show-Me Showdown on Oct. 8, hosted by the University of Missouri on Oct. 8, the Bears faced six other in-state teams. “It is a very competitive meet,” head coach Brad Shively said.
The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams returned triumphantly from the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships with four new school records, and every participating swimmer earned All-America accolades at the four-day meet in Knoxville, Tenn.
Coming off a loss at Division I Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the men’s and women’s swim teams both claimed victory over DePauw on Saturday. With a first-place finish in Saturday’s last event, the 400 freestyle relay, the men secured a 151-147 win, while the women’s squad bested the Tigers, 155-129.
The Washington University swimming and diving team broke five school records and saw 15 swimmers provisionally or automatically qualify for nationals at the Wheaton Invitational during the weekend. “I thought they did a great job. What you try to do in a meet like this is try to gauge the effectiveness of your training and […]
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