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UChicago Swimming Teams Win 26 of 28 Events at Wheaton in Season Opener

Nick Ding and Gillian Gagnard
Nick Ding and Gillian Gagnard

WHEATON, Ill.  – The University of Chicago men's and women's swimming teams dominated in their season-opening meet by sweeping the field with wins in 26 of 28 events in two team victories over host Wheaton College Saturday.

The Maroon men, ranked No. 6 in the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association Preseason Poll, defeated the Thunder by a score of 197-64 while the No. 7 women won by a score of 209-53.

The future looks bright too, as the Maroons saw nine events – four men's, five women's – won by first-years. Rookie Arthur Kiselnikov won both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events and classmate Alexander Sun came in first in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley races. Kiselnikov was also a part of the winning  400 free relay team, joining first-year Lucius Gao, sophomore Sam Nickson and senior Byrne Litschgi.

On the women's side, first-year Filippa Kolokotsa (100 and 200 freesyle) and Morgan Simon (500 and 1,000 freestyle) each won two events and Kolokotsa also aided the winning 400 free relay team, joining fellow first-year Grace Schwieters and juniors Nicole Lin and Gillian Gagnard. First year Chanell Kann was also winner, coming in first in the 200 IM.

Nick Ding (100 and 200 butterfly) was a also multiple winner for the men, while Lin (50 free, 200 breaststroke) and Gagnard (100 and 200 back) also took home two titles.

 

Men's event winners
UChicago 197, Wheaton 64
100 free – 1, Sam Nickson, 47.37
200 free – 1, Arthur Kiselnikov, 1:43.33
500 free – 1, Arthur Kiselnikov, 4:47.88
1,000 free – 1, Georgios Tzortzis, 10:27.08
100 back – 1, Keda Song, 51.07
200 back – 1, John Paul Phillips, 1:54.30
100 breaststroke – 1, Alexander Sun, 58.89
100 butterfly – 1, Nick Ding, 52.40
200 butterfly – 1, Nick Ding, 1:57.22
200 IM – 1, Alexander Sun, 1:54.82
400 free relay – 1, Arthur Kiselnikov, Lucius Gao, Sam Nickson, Byrne Litschgi, 3:07.24
400 medley relay – 1, Byrne Litschgi, Reona Yamaguchi, George Reuter, Taye Baldinazzo, 3:28.93

 

Women's event winners
UChicago 209, Wheaton 53
50 free – 1, Nicole Lin, 24.49
100 free --- 1, Filippa Kolokotsa, 54.32
200 free – 1, Filippa Kolokotsa, 1:58.58
500 free – 1, Morgan Simon, 5:19.19
1,000 free – 1, Morgan Simon, 10:47.76
100 back – 1, Gillian Gagnard, 59.49
200 back – 1, Gillian Gagnard, 2:10.38
100 breaststroke – 1, Margaret Wolfson, 1:07.77
200 breaststroke – 1, Nicole Lin, 2:30.82
100 butterfly – 1, Hadley Ackerman, 59.04
200 butterfly – 1, Alice Ye, 2:11.87
200 IM – 1, Chanell Kann, 2:11.56
400 free relay – 1, Grace Schwieters, Nicole Lin, Gillian Gagnard, Filippa Kolokotsa, 3:38.71
400 medley relay – 1, Gillian Gagnard, Margaret Wolfson, Hadley Ackerman, Nicole Lin, 4:00.69

 

NEXT EVENT:

  • Saturday, Nov. 2: Carthage at UChicago, 1 p.m. CT