CWRU Swimming Wraps-Up Competition at the Midwest Invitational

CWRU Swimming Wraps-Up Competition at the Midwest Invitational

A small squad of Case Western Reserve University swimmers finished competition on Saturday at the two-day Midwest Invitational, hosted by the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

The Spartan women totaled 241 points to help the team finish fourth, while the CWRU men combined for 241.5 points for a fourth-place finish.

Two NCAA 'B' cut time were set on Saturday by the women, as the 200-yard freestyle relay team of junior Caitlyn VonFeldt, sophomore Daniella Rupert, sophomore Sarah Krueger and first-year Maria Pritchett finished first in the event with a 'B' cut time of 1:35.63. VonFeldt and Krueger also teamed with sophomore Kelly Moton and sophomore Anna Smith in the 400-yard medley relay to finish first in the event with a 'B' cut time of 3:51.04.

Senior Elizabeth Ye and Rupert combined to total three top finishes in their respective events during the invite. Ye finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:12.95) and fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:34.65), while Rupert placed second in the 100-yard freestyle (52.90).

For the men, sophomore Michael Schiml placed fifth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:09.99 and added third-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:20.99.

In addition, sophomore Kelvin Tay placed fourth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.52), first-year Campbell Patterson finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle (21.71) and sophomore Mathias Hostetler earned a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.29).

Case Western Reserve will now turn their attention towards the NCAA Division III Championships. Swimming selection to the NCAA Championships are slated to be released on Wednesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m., while the NCAA Diving Regionals are scheduled for Friday, February 28th and Saturday, February 29th.