UW-Milwaukee Women, Chicago Men Take Wins In Weekend Meet

Meet Results

  • January 20, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Score
    • MEN: Chicago 152, UW-Milwaukee 134
    • WOMEN: UW-Milwaukee 164, Chicago 109

Press Release

Courtesy of UW-Milwaukee Athletics

Senior Sara Bentley led the Milwaukee women’s swim & dive team with four event wins and set a pool record today in a dual meet at the Myers-McLoraine Pool against the University of Chicago.

Bently began the day helping the 200-yard medley relay team to a first place victory. Bentley, Jenn KordikShelby Rozeboom and Arica Smith timed in at 1:45.54 – a good two seconds ahead of second place Chicago. She also swept the 100 and 200-yard backstroke with times of 56.78 and 2:05.21. Lastly, a year ago, Bently set the pool record in the 100 IM with a fast time of 59.35. This year, she shaved off nearly four-tenths of a second, setting the new pool record to 58.93.

In addition to Bentley’s success, the rest of the women’s team performed at a high level as well.

The Panthers placed 1- 2- 3 in three events; the 1000 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle.

Addison Skogman went the distance winning the 1000 and 500-yard freestyle races with times of 10:35.45 and 5:11.09. In order, Alena Bodnaruk and Carissa Schneider followed in at 10:45.84 and 10.56 in the 1000, respectively.

The three Panthers, Skogman, Bodnaruk and Schneider replicated podium finishes in the 500 freestyle with times of 5:11.09, 5:13.39 and 5:18.46.

The 100 freestyle ended in a nose-to-nose finish between UMW as Shelby Rozeboom won with a photo-finish time of 53.15, while Arica Smith (53.27) and Emma Helgson (54.31) followed.

On the day, junior Jenn Kordik won the 100-yard breastroke (1:06.07) and earned a third place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke coming in at 2:26.01 – a little over a second behind the first place Maroon.

Senior Arica Smith also had herself a day with two event wins and a second place finish. Smith helped the 200-yard medley relay team to a first place finish, and swam a fast 50-yard freestyle, touching the wall at 24.19 – just ahead of fellow teammate Rozeboom (24.25).

Cassidy Pilo provided additional success for the Panthers taking the 3-meter dive with 280.50 points, while Carley Thomas came in a close second with 279.23 points.

Milwaukee finally swims in familiar waters as the Panthers return to action Sat., January 20 at the Klotsche Natatorium. The Panthers will celebrate 11 seniors, nine of which serving on the women’s side.

Press Release

Courtesy of Chicago Athletics

The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams honored their 10 seniors before Saturday afternoon’s competition and went on to earn 15 event victories in a dual meet versus University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Maroons recognized their senior class on the pool deck before the start of the first races. The seniors included Melissa BischoffNatalie DeMuroMonica KieffEmma MaddenFlorina YangDean BouresAlex LinNicholas ReuterJack Rodmanand Luke Trafton.

UChicago’s men clinched their first dual win ever against an NCAA Division I opponent, topping the Panthers 152-134. The Maroon women lost to Wisconsin-Milwaukee 164-109.

The 100-yard IM proved to be a strong event for the hosts. Sophomore Reona Yamaguchi broke the men’s pool record with a time of 52.55, and first-year Nadia Redza set a new school record in 1:00.52.

DeMuro led the women’s divers with NCAA zones provisional scores on both boards. She won the one-meter dive (258.38) and took third in the three-meter dive (268.65). Junior Anna Girlich also tallied a NCAA provisional qualifying score on the one-meter board, taking runner-up with 257.70 points.

UChicago’s men picked up 11 wins on the day. Yamaguchi was a three-time winner in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.17), the 100-yard IM and as part of the 200-yard medley relay (1:35.08). Sophomore Taye Baldinazzo was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.48), the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.20) and in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:07.59). Junior Alexander Farrellwas first in the 50-yard freestyle (21.49) and as part of the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. First-year Keda Song was also a winner in the 200-yard backstroke (1:53.80) along with the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay.

The Maroon women recorded four victories on the day, including DeMuro’s win. Redza swam the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.08), first-year Margaret Wolfson raced in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.66) and sophomore Nicole Garcia competed in the 100-yard butterfly (58.78).

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
100-yard Breaststroke – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 59.17)
100-yard IM – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 52.55)
200-yard Freestyle – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 1:43.48)
500-yard Freestyle – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 4:43.20)
50-yard Freestyle – Alexander Farrell (1st, 21.49)
200-yard Butterfly – Michael Todd (1st, 1:55.06)
200-yard Backstroke – Keda Song (1st, 1:53.80)
100-yard Freestyle – Keenan Novis (1st, 47.16)
200-yard Breaststroke – Aaron Teo (1st, 2:10.29)
200-yard Medley Relay – 1st, 1:35.08 (Michael ToddReona YamaguchiKeda SongAlexander Farrell)
400-yard Freestyle Relay – 1st, 3:07.59 (Taye BaldinazzoKeenan NovisKeda SongAlexander Farrell)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
200-yard Freestyle – Nadia Redza (1st, 1:56.08)
One-meter Dive – Natalie DeMuro (1st, 258.38)
200-yard Breaststroke – Margaret Wolfson (1st, 2:24.66)
100-yard Butterfly – Nicole Garcia (1st, 58.78)


  • Saturday, Jan. 27 @ Noon / 1:00 PM – UChicago at DePauw University / UChicago at Lake Forest College

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