WashU S&D Men Post 10 B Cuts in 6 Events/Women 4 Additional

Photos by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photos by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos

Granville, Ill./Wheaton, Ill., Dec. 1, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving program closed out its week with 41 total NCAA Division III B cut times, with the Bears men totaling 10 on the final day of the nationally competitive Denison Invitational.

The No. 5-ranked men placed third overall with 1,530 points to No. 1 Denison University (2,936) and No. 2 Emory University (1,872). The WashU men also placed second overall  at the Wheaton (Ill.) Invitational with 726 points.

The No. 9-ranked women added four more B cut times on Saturday at Denison and placed fifth overall to No. 1 Denison (2,479), Division I Eastern Michigan University (2,046), No. 2 Emory (1,704) and Division II Wayne State University (1,263). The women took first in Wheaton with 792 points.

MEN

The WashU men swam to B cut in all six of the final events on Saturday at Denison, led by senior Brandon Lum. He improved on his Division III leading time earlier this season in the 200 butterfly, with a B cut time of 1:47.52 in prelims. He placed second in the finals with a time of 1:47.61. Senior Jordan Wheeler also claimed a B cut finish in the event and placed third in 1:49.65.

Junior Peyton Wilson posted a 1:46.77 time in the 200 backstroke to take third place, with Division III's third fasest time this season as well.

Three Bears swam under the B cut standard in the 200 breaststroke. Freshman Kevin Hao posted the fastest time of WashU's competitors placing fourth overall, 2:01.71. Also earning B cut times were junior Simon Deshusses (2:02.35 in prelims) and senior Kevin Van Cleave (2:02.54).

Freshmen Jack Smithson and Rick Reinhard placed fifth and seventh respectively in the 1,650 freestyle. Smithson (15:47.86) and Reinhard's (15:52.11) times are in the top-10 of Division III this year.

Junior Chase Van Patten placed fourth overall in the 100 freestyle (45.02) while also assisting in the B cut time of the men's 400 freestyle relay. He was joined by Deshusses, senior Andrew Pek and Van Cleave to poste the fourth fastest time at the invite, 3:01.40.

WOMEN

Sophomore Ella Needler finished third in the 200 backstroke, posting Division III's seventh fastest time in the event this season when she touched the wall in 2:02.83.

WashU excelled in the 100 freestyle on the women's side as both senior Lauren Sapp and junior Mollie Seidner swam in less than the B cut time requirement. Sapp placed sixth overall with a time of 51.58, while Seidner's prelim time of 51.59 met the requirement before her 51.91 time took eighth in the final swim.

Junior Stephanie Li was the lone other WashU woman to claim a B cut time on the night. She placed 10th overall in the 200 breaststroke while finishing with a 2:20.58 time.

Sophomore Katie Cardwell, freshman Kiki Bonetta-Misteli, Needler and freshman Grace Carey placed eighth overall in the 400 freestyle relay, ending the night with a 3:30.01 time. Freshman Abby Wilson also finished eighth in the 200 backstroke, 2:04.35.

TOP BEAR FINISHES AT DENISON

MEN

EVENT

WOMEN

5. Jack Smithson – 15:47.86 – B cut
7. Rick Reinhard – 15:52.11 – B cut

1,650 FR

12. Lucy Meehan – 17:41.71

3. Peyton Wilson – 1:46.77 – B cut

200 BK

3. Ella Needler – 2:02.83

4. Chase Van Patten – 45.02 – B cut

100 FR

6. Lauren Sapp – 51.58 – B cut
8. Mollie Seidner – 51.91 (51.59 – B cut prelims time)

4. Kevin Hao – 2:01.71 – B cut
7. Simon Deshusses – 2:03.60 – B cut (2:02.35 prelims)
10. Kevin Van Cleave – 2:02.54 – B cut

200 BR

10. Stephanie Li – 2:20.58 – B cut

2. Brandon Lum – 1:47.61 – B cut (1:47.52 prelims)
3. Jordan Wheeler – 1:49.65 – B cut

200 FL

N/A

4. Simon Deshusses, Chase Van Patten, Andrew Pek, Kevin Van Cleave – 3:01.40 – B cut

400 FR Relay

8. Katie Cardwell, Kiki Bonetta-Misteli, Ella Needler, Grace Carey – 3:30.01

 

TOP BEAR FINISHES AT WHEATON

MEN

EVENT

WOMEN

3. Alex Bird, Preston Bailey, Sam Mahoney, David Motch – 1:34.33

200 Medley Relay

4. Stephanie Bowater, Maggie Cox, Hailey Jenkins, Charlie Brickner – 1:51.86

3. Sam Mahoney – 4:09.20

400 IM

6. Maggie Cox – 4:45.95

1. Alexander Zuga – 1:42.96

200 FR

2. Catherine Cowin – 1:55.66

5. Alex Bird – 50.66

100 FL

2. Stephanie Bowater – 58.67

1. Max Cardwell – 2:05.77

200 BR

N/A

4. Alex Bird – 52.68

100 BK

2. Natalia Castillo – 58.75

2. Preston Bailey – 21.06

50 FR

4. Stephanie Bowater – 25.04

3. Preston Bailey, Zach Halawa, David Motch, Chet Dobson – 3:07.21

400 FR Relay

1. Anne Whitsel, Emily Mansour, Stephanie Bowater, Catherine Cowin – 3:32.91

WashU concludes its 2018 portion of the calendar and will next compete on Jan. 11 during the WashU Invitational. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.