UChicago Duals With City Opponent UIC, Comes Out on Top

University of Chicago vs. UIC

Courtesy: UChicago Athletics

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago swimming & diving teams raced past local opponent University of Illinois-Chicago in Friday night’s dual meet at the Myers-McLoraine Pool.

In the final team scores, the Maroon men outscored UIC 204 to 91 and the UChicago women were victorious 184.5 to 115.5. The Maroons won a collective 23 events on the night.

On the men’s side, the host Maroons tallied 13 event victories. Sophomore Jesse Ssengonzi and Garrett Clasen were the leaders with two individual wins apiece. Ssengonzi placed first in the 100-yard butterfly (49.18) and 200-yard butterfly (1:52.09). His time in the 100 butterfly was an NCAA B-cut time. Clasen claimed the 100-yard breaststroke (57.22) and 200-yard IM (1:51.58). Ssengonzi and Clasen were a part of the winning 400-yard medley relay team, and Ssengonzi swam on the victorious 200-yard freestyle relay as well. Junior Arthur Kiselnikov swam anchor leg on both relays and added a win in the 100-yard freestyle (45.61). His 200-yard freestyle time of 1:39.53 was an NCAA B-cut.

In the diving events, sophomore Skylar Migon and junior Logan Sherwin recorded NCAA qualifying marks. Migon took first on the one-meter board with 326.25 points, while Sherwin scored 296.48 points on the three-meter board.

For the women, junior Filippa Kolokotsa and first-year Elisabella Forest came away with the most individual wins with two each. Kolokosta placed first in the 50-yard freestyle (24:42) and 100-yard freestyle (52.60). Meanwhile, Forest took home the 100-yard backstroke (58.24) and 200-yard backstroke (2:07.57). Kolokotsa also swam a leg on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay.

Senior diver Elizabeth Cron posted NCAA qualifying scores in both the one-meter (269.48) and three-meter (266.48) dives. First-year diver Cynthia Tang qualified on the one-meter with a score of 262.58.

UChicago Women’s Top Finishers
50 Freestyle – 1. Filippa Kolokotsa (24.42)
100 Freestyle – 1. Filippa Kolokotsa (52.60)
100 Backstroke – 1. Elisabella Forest (58.24)
200 Backstroke – 1. Elisabella Forest (2:07.57)
200 Freestyle – 1. Karen Zhao (1:54.95)
500 Freestyle – 1. Suzanne Sokolowski (5:08.70)
1,000 Freestyle – 1. Samantha Bertschi (10:29.70)
100 Butterfly – 1. Kira Tiv (58.42)
200 Butterfly – 1. Alesha Kelly (2:06.14)
200 Freestyle Relay – 1. Nicole LinFilippa KolokotsaKaren ZhaoGrace Schwieters (1:37.22)

UChicago Men’s Top Finishers
100 Butterfly – 1. Jesse Ssengonzi (49.18)
200 Butterfly – 1. Jesse Ssengonzi (1:52.09)
200 IM – 1. Garrett Clasen (1:51.58)
100 Breaststroke – 1. Garrett Clasen (57.22)
200 Breaststroke – 1. Leo Zhang (2:06.88)
50 Freestyle – 1. Jonathan Tang (20.82)
100 Freestyle – 1. Arthur Kiselnikov (45.61)
1,000 Freestyle – 1. Isaac Kim (9:43.10)
100 Backstroke – 1. Lucius Gao (51.64)
200 Backstroke – 1. Alexander Sun (1:50.21)
One-meter Dive – 1. Skylar Migon (326.25)
400 Medley Relay – 1. Lucius GaoGarrett ClasenJesse SsengonziArthur Kiselnikov (3:21.50)
200 Freestyle Relay – 1. Jonathan TangJason StarbuckJesse SsengonziArthur Kiselnikov (1:22.82)


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Courtesy: UIC Athletics

Three Flames won two events each in Friday night’s dual meet at UChicago.  Jan Komorowski was a double winner for the men, while Taira Juronis and Cydney Liebenberg paced the women.  Liebenberg set season highs on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards in winning both diving events.  Juronis was part of a winning relay team in addition to taking first in both breaststroke events.

The Maroons outpointed the Flames in the men’s and women’s team scores, despite additional event wins by Cole Tremewan – who picked up his first win as a Flame – and Lilly Culp, and a host of Flames posting top-four finishes throughout the meet.

The Flames will face a very fast turnaround before returning to action Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame.

Event Winners

  • Jan Komorowski took first place in the 200 and 500 free.
  • Taira Juronis won the 100 and 200 breaststroke races.  She was third in the 200 IM.
  • Cydney Liebenberg won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions.
  • Cole Tremewan was first in 3-meter diving.
  • Lilly Culp won the 200 IM.

Top Performers

  • Christina Neri was second in the 1000 free, and fourth in the 500.  Maddie Hawker took fourth in the 1000.
  • Liam Davis took second in the 1000 free, and third in the 100 fly.
  • Victoria Thor came in third in the 200 free.
  • Josh Dellorto swam fourth in both the 200 and 100 free.
  • Luke Wiesner was fourth in the 100 back.
  • Poleena Kovalaske was second in the 100 breast and third in the 100 free.
  • Daniel Galinski was third in the 100 and 200 breast.
  • Lilly Culp finished in a tie for second in the 200 fly.
  • Kyle Lewarchick was third in the 200 fly and second in the 200 IM.
  • Lizzie Zeller and Bree Moericke were third and fourth respectively in the 50 free.
  • Jeff Wiedoff took second in the 50 free.
  • Ciara McCliment was fourth in the 1-meter diving event and second on the 3-meter board.
  • Felix Lafortune was second in 1-meter diving, one spot ahead of Cole Tremewan.  Lafortune was third on the 3-meter board, with Hunter Trautmann taking fourth.
  • Ashlee Weltyk was fourth in the 200 back.
  • Sam Malecki came in fourth in the 200 breast.
  • Ben Ramminger was the runner-up in the 200 breast.
  • Jeff Wiedoff was second in the 100 fly.


  • Zeller, Juronis, Culp, and Kovalaske powered the Flames to victory in the 400 medley relay.
  • Michalek, Ramminger, Lewarchick, and Wiedoff took third in the 400 medley relay.
  • The Flames took second in the men’s and women’s 200 free relays.

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