The Scarlet Hawks Swimming and Diving team returned to competition after the holiday break with a two day meet at the University of Chicago. Friday evening, the team started off on the right foot in the 200 yard freestyle relay, with the Women’s team taking 7th (swum by freshman Jillian Hamada, Aimee Dewante and Abby Maze, and junior Melanie Koto) with a time of 1:45.94. In the event, the Men’s team took 3rd (swum by sophomore Eric Grunden, freshman Yoni Pruzansky, senior Mark Callan and sophomore Max Ramminger) with a time of 1:28.00 and 8th (swum by sophomore Matthew Rosenfeld, senior Tomasz Chojnacki, sophomore Michael Keane and junior Dylan Maus) with a time of 1:32.09. In the Women’s 500 yard freestyle, Maze took 16th for the Women’s team with a time of 5:43.06, and for the Men’s team freshman Felipe Bergh took 2nd with a time of 5:01.34, while junior Ryan Tapak took 10th with a 5:33.75. Dewante took 14th in the Women’s 200 yard IM finishing with a time of 2:19.68, followed closely by junior Morgan Curran in 17th with a time of 2:20.72. Muchna took 10th for the Men’s team with a time of 2:04.52, followed closely by Grunden in 13th with a 2:05.91. In the 50 yard freestyle, Koto took 12th with a 26.43 and Hamada took 14th with a 26.46. Ramminger took 1st for the Men’s team with a 20.90, while Keane took 11th with a 22.90 and Callan took 16th with a 23.19. Rosenfeld took 18th with a 23.36 and Maus took 19th with a 23.39. In the 400 yard medley relay, the team of junior Andrea Zuniga, sophomore Morgan Curran, Dewante and Koto took 8th with a 4:20.97, and the team of Rosenfeld, Grunden, Bergh and Ramminger took 6th for the Men’s team with a 3:42.95 and the team of freshman Joe Lakner, sophomore Jeff Grindel, Callan and Chojnacki took 13th with a 3:59.35. On the one meter board for Men’s diving, sophomore Ian McNair took 3rd overall with a score of 279.55, while senior Jeff Reilly took 8th with a score of 279.40 and freshman Jefferson West took 10th with a score of 271.75.
Day two began with the 200 yard medley relay. The Women’s team of Zuniga, Curran, Hamada and Koto took 8th with a 2:00.83, while the Men’s team of Rosenfeld, Grunden, Callan and Ramminger took 5th with a 1:39.94 and the team of Lao, Keane, Bergh and Pruzansky took 13th with a 1:47.03. In the 400 yard IM, Muchna took 7th (4:28.60) and Bergh took 10th (4:30.83). Hamada took 8th in the 100 yard butterfly with a 1:03.52 for the Women’s team, and Callan took 5th for the Men’s team with a 56.79 followed closely by Pruzansky with a 57.47, and Lakner took 15th with a 1:00.49. In the 200 yard freestyle, Dewante tied for 10th with a 2:03.24 for the Women’s team, and Chojnacki took 11th for the Men’s team with a time of 1:53.71. Curran took 13th in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:14.39), and Ramminger took 1st with a 59.58 for the Men. Grunden took 6th (1:02.86), Keane 7th (1:03.06) and Grindel 14th (1:08.04). For the Women’s 100 yard backstroke, Zuniga took 6th with a 1:05.77, as did Rosenfeld for the Men’s team with a 55.90, while Lakner took 12th with a 59.28 and Tapak took 15th with a 1:01.80. The Men’s 800 free relay of Muchna, Pruzansky, Keane and Bergh took 3rd overall with a 7:27.99.
For the evening session, Maze placed 16th for the Women’s team with a time of 20:28.60, while Tapak took 10th for the Men’s team with a 19:43.93. On the 3 meter board McNair took 3rd again with a 428.55. In the 200 yard backstroke Zuniga took 7th with a 2:21.91, Rosenfeld took 9th for the Men with a 2:06.67 and Lau took 14th with a 2:16.00. Ramminger took 1st in the Men’s 100 yard freestyle (45.98), Pruzansky took 15th (51.22) and Maus took 18th (51.94). In the 200 yard breaststroke Bergh took 4th with a 2:15.43, Grunden took 6th with a 2:15.85, Keane took 8th with a 2:21.42 and Grindel took 17th with a 2:31.48. In the Women’s 200 yard butterfly, Dewante took 3rd with a 2:19.42 and Curran took 6th with a 2:22.02, while Muchna took 2nd for the Men’s team with a 1:58.64. The 400 yard freestyle relay Men’s team took 3rd (Pruzansky, Grunden, Chojnacki and Ramminger) with a final time of 3:17.16.
Overall the Women’s team took 6th out of 9, and the Men’s team took 4th out of 9. The team’s next meet is in St. Louis this Saturday.