Chicago, Ill. – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming and diving teams wrapped up the Midwest Challenge held at the University of Chicago on Saturday evening.
Following two days of action, the No. 12 women’s team finished in third with 269 points while the No. 12 men’s team also finished in third with 333.5 points.
Sophomore Austin Bick was the top Bears’ finisher in the 100 butterfly, taking second with a time of 49.34. Sophomore Mark Lipkin took fourth in 50.19 while senior Sam Mahoney finished fifth in 50.91. Sophomore Ryan Wierschem took sixth with a time of 51.41.
First-year Jeffrey Forbes took third in the 200 freestyle, racing to a time of 1:43.05. First-year Justin Rockaway finished sixth in 1:45.04 while sophomore Kenneth Yeh finished seventh with a time of 1:45.44.
Junior Walker Ferry was the lone WashU swimmer in the 100 backstroke, finishing fifth in 55.08.
Sophomore Alex McCormick won the field in the 200 backstroke, swimming to a time of 1:46.24. Sophomore Kyle Wolford claimed fifth in 1:51.74.
Lipkin was the top finisher for WashU in the 100 freestyle, finishing second with a time of 46.11. Wiercschem took sixth with a time of 47.49.
Mahoney was the top Bears’ finisher in the 200 butterfly, taking third in 1:53.49.
Bick swam a time trial in the 50 freestyle, taking first with a time of 20.89. Wierschem also swam a 50 freestyle time trial, in a different heat, finishing second with a time of 21.94.
The Bears had two in the 200 freestyle time trial, led by Rockaway’s first-place finish with a time of 1:42.04. Wierschem took second in 1:43.80.
Wolford claimed first in the 100 backstroke time trial, finishing in 49.68.
McCormick won the 200 backstroke time trial with a time of 1:47.66.
Ferry was the lone swimmer in the 200 time trial, swimming to a time of 2:03.90.
Bick claimed the top spot in the 100 butterfly time trial with a time of 29.24. Wolford finished third with a time of 50.11.
Kearns followed that with a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.87.
Liff finished second in the 100 breaststroke, racing to a time of 1:06.25.
Juan was the top finisher for WashU in the 100 backstroke, taking second in 58.14. Senior Natalia Castillo took fourth with a time of 59.47 while Uldrich finished sixth in 1:00.43.
Hook was also the top finisher for the Bears in the 1,650 freestyle, taking third with a time of 18:07.69. Auditore claimed fourth in 19:09.55.
Castillo led the way for the Bears in the 200 backstroke, finishing third with a time of 2:07.11.
The top Bears’ finisher in the 100 freestyle was Uldrich, who claimed fifth with a time of 55.27.
Liff also claimed second in the 200 breaststroke, swimming to a time of 2:25.04.
Kearns was the top finisher in the 200 butterfly, finishing third with a time of 2:04.53.
Auditore swam a 500 freestyle time trial, finishing in 5:24.17.
Uldrich completed a time trial, taking third in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.03.
Juan was the lone swimmer in the 100 butterfly time trial, finishing in 59.81.
Castillo finished second in the 100 freestyle time trial, racing to a time of 54.80.
Liff was the lone swimmer in the 200 breaststroke time trial, finishing in 2:22.47. Liff also took second in the 100 breaststroke time trial with a time of 1:07.03.
Kearns finished second in the 200 butterfly time trial, racing to a time of 2:05.41.