Washington Downs St. Louis At Home

Washington V. St. Louis

  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Full Results
  • Scores:
    • Men: Washington 126, St. Louis 92
    • Women: Washington, 114, St. Louis 110

Press Releases

Courtesy of St. Louis University Athletics

ST. LOUIS — The Saint Louis swimming and diving teams opened the season Friday with a dual meet at Washington University. The Billiken women were edged 114-110, while the Billiken men fell 126-92.

Claire Koh and Emily Smith were double winners for Saint Louis. Koh won the 500 free (5:15.61) and 1000 free (10:40.44), while Smith captured the 100 back (58.38) and 200 IM (2:10.29). The 400 medley relay team of Smith, Emily Kishish, Bri Hodgkinsand Natalie Daniel touched first in 3:58.34.

In the men’s competition, Isaiah Williams won the 200 free in 1:43.50. T.J. Halliburton swam a pool-record 50.19 in the 100 back as part of SLU’s 400 medley relay team.

The Billikens compete at the Butler Duals Sunday, Sept. 30.

Courtesy of Washington Athletics

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 28, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming and diving program scored a pair of wins over Saint Louis University in the season-opening meet during Pink Out Night, as the men totaled 11 first place finishes out of 12 events and the women captured seven first place efforts at the Millstone Pool.

The Bears men finished the meet with 126 points to outscore SLU (92). The WashU women utilized a first-place finish in the final event to score a four-point win, 114-110, over the Billikens.


Senior Kevin Van Cleave and junior Chase Van Patten each had two first place finishes individually and combined efforts with junior Jerry Chen and senior Brandon Lum in the Bears win in the 400-medley relay (3:21.62).

Van Cleave won the 200 IM (1:53.10) and the 100 breaststroke (57.09). Van Patten won the 50 freestyle (21.67) and 100 freestyle (46.73).

Chen was also victorious in the 100 backstroke (50.78), earning the victory over SLU’s T.J. Halliburton (51.30). Lum won the 100 butterfly (49.92) by a half of a second ahead of the Billikens runner up.

Multiple Bears freshmen took first place finishes in their first collegiate meets including Jack Smithson in the 1,000 freestyle (9:49.52) and Alexander Luga in the 500 freestyle (4:47.13).  Sophomore Matthew Grottkau won the lone dive of the night, the one-meter (186.52).

The WashU men closed out the night with an electric first place finish in the 200-freestyle relay. Junior Simon Deshusses, junior Preston Bailey, junior David Motch and senior Andrew Pek claimed the win by .04 seconds.


Senior Lauren Sapp, junior Mollie Seidner and freshman Grace Carey earned individual first place finishes and were a part of the winning relay team to close out the meet. Sapp, Seidner and Carey teamed up with sophomore Sabrina Baxamusa in the race that proved to be the difference.

Carey, Sapp, Baxamusa and Seidner won the 200 freestyle relay at the conclusion of the meet with a time of 1:36.93 to help WashU claim the 114-110 win.

Seidner won the 200 freestyle (1:56.79) as Carey won the 50 freestyle (24.46) and Sapp claimed first in the 100 butterfly (58.21).

Additional first place finishes from the Bears women included sophomore Elle Pollitt (53.36) in the 100 freestyle and junior Stephanie Li in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.61). Sophomore Elizabeth Davidson won the one-meter dive (202.05).

Up Next

The Bears will travel to Columbia, Mo. on Friday, Oct. 5 for the Show-Me-Showdown at 2 p.m. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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