2022 UAA Champs: Championship Records Fall Left and Right on Friday Night

2022 University Athletic Association Championships

Team Standings (Thru Friday)

WOMEN

  1. Emory University – 1458
  2. University of Chicago – 1028
  3. New York University – 951.5
  4. Washington University St. Louis – 654.5
  5. Carnegie Mellon University – 590
  6. Case Western Reserve University – 496.5
  7. University of Rochester – 329
  8. Brandeis University – 304.5

MEN

  1. Emory University – 1259.5
  2. University of Chicago – 1053.5
  3. Washington University St. Louis – 885
  4. New York University – 762.5
  5. Carnegie Mellon University – 723.5
  6. Case Western Reserve University – 430
  7. University of Rochester – 330
  8. Brandeis University – 316

The action continued to roll in Atlanta on Friday night. The hosting Emory Eagles expanded their leads in both the men’s and women’s team standings heading into Saturday. Emory has all but locked up the women’s title, while Chicago is still just hanging around on the men’s side.

UAA Championship records were falling all over the place last night, mostly at the hands of Emory swimmers. The Eagles kicked off the finals session with a decisive victory in the women’s 200 medley relay, clocking a 1:40.37 to break the UAA record in the event. Megan Jungers led the squad off with a field-leading 25.44 backstroke split, and Emory never looked back. Edie Bates then dove in for a 28.52 breast split (fastest in the field), and was followed by Taylor Leone with a blistering 23.76 fly leg (also the fastest in the field). Caroline Maki anchored in 22.65, which, you guessed it, was the fastest free split in the field.

Incredibly, Emory’s ‘B’ relay won the B final in 1:43.87, a time which would have placed 2nd in the A final.

Taylor Leone went on from the relay to win the women’s 100 fly in 54.20, leading a 1-2-3 charge by Emory. Megan Jungers came in 2nd with a 54.58, and Savannah Sowards took 3rd with a 55.51. Leone broke the UAA record with her swim, and she’s now ranked #2 among DIII swimmers in the NCAA this season.

Edie Bates also went on to win after the relay, taking the women’s 100 breast in 1:03.05. Bates swam a 1:02.91 in prelims, which set a new UAA record. This race was a 1-2-3-4 finish by the Eagles, with Zoe Walker taking 2nd in 1:03.15, Anna Glowniak touching 3rd in 1:03.76, and Fiona Arwood 4th in 1:04.05.

NYU picked up a win in the women’s 100 back, where Jessica Flynn overtook Megan Jungers on the 2nd 50, getting her hand on the wall in 53.95. The swim set yet another UAA record, and Flynn is now the top DIII 100 backstroker this season, and the only DIII swimmer under 54 seconds. Jungers finished in 54.10, which now ranks her #2 nationally.

Chicago men picked up a win when Jesse Ssengonzi won the men’s 100 fly in 47.42, fueled by a huge 25.33 split on the 2nd 50. The swim marks a new UAA record, and Ssengonzi is now #3 nationally among DIII swimmers. Chicago continue rolling, taking the next men’s event, the 200 free. UAA record-holder Arthur Kiselnikov clocked a 1:37.35, just a touch off his record of 1:36.66 from 2020. He got out to an early lead, and managed to hold off a late charge from Emory’s Pat Pema, who touched 2nd in 1:37.68.

There was a phenomenal race between 4 swimmers in the men’s 100 breast, resulting in the top 3 finishers being separated by just 0.06 seconds, and the top 4 by just 0.36 seconds. Emory Sophomore Jake Meyer established a very slim lead on the first 50, turning in 25.45. Behind him was teammate Tyler Russell (25.49), then Chicago’s Garrett Clasen (25.58), and Emory’s Jason Hamilton (25.59). It was Clasen who had the edge coming home, finishing in 54.39, followed by Hamilton (54.44), Russell (54.45), and Meyer (54.75).

Other Friday Winners:

  • Men’s 100 back: Justin Britton (Carnegie Mellon) – 48.20
  • Women’s 200 free: Karen Zhao (Chicago) – 1:51.04
  • Women’s 400 IM: Clio Hancock (Emory) – 4:22.85
  • Men’s 400 IM: Sean Byman (Emory) – 3:54.22
  • Women’s 800 free relay: Emory (Chinn, Uerling, Hancock, Turcanu) – 7:29.01
  • Men’s 800 free relay: WashU (Kelber, Edwards, Hillery, Lipkin) – 6:36.30
  • Men’s 200 medley relay: Emory (Soh, Meyer, Sim, Lafave) – 1:28.15

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11 months ago

The WashU Men’s 800 Free Relay also set a new UAA record.