Angela Newlon Impresses In Calvin, DePauw, Chicago Duals

Photo Courtesy: Calvin Athletics

By Cathleen Pruden, Swimming World College Intern

Women’s Meet:

The University of Chicago women emerged from Saturday’s double duals with two wins, beating DePauw 162 to 80 and Calvin 180-63. DePauw beat Calvin 141 to 101.

Chicago got off to a quick start as the team of Melissa BischoffChristina ChengDaria Wick, and Naomy Grand’Pierre clocked a swift 1:49.00 in the 200 medley relay.

DePauw’s distance star Angela Newlon posted an astounding 10:08.82 in the 1000, six seconds faster than any other swimmer in Division 3 this season. She was also dominant in the 500, stopping the clock in 4:59.71. Both swims broke her own DePauw pool records.

Newlon’s teammate Caroline Bridges sprinted to a 50 freestyle win with her time of 24.60. Kirsten Olson claimed the 200 backstroke (2:09.74).

Chicago had a number of swimmers claim individual wins. Maya Scheidl won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:55.10 and the 100 with a 53.63. Her teammate Alison Wall topped the 200 IM (2:10.46). The 200 butterfly went to Ciara Hu (2:09.80). Cheng was first to the wall in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:31.47.

On the boards, Chicago’s Natalie Demuro scored 248.40 points for the one meter title. Her teammate, Anna Girlich earned 273.80 points on the three meter.

Chicago also captured the 400 freestyle relay as Wall, Grand’Pierre, Scheidl, and Wick stopped the clock in 3:36.85.

Men’s Meet:

The University of Chicago men also left DePauw with two wins. The team topped DePauw 125-105 and Calvin 125-112. DePauw fell to Calvin 90-147.

Calvin’s Ben HolstegeJohnson CochranBrett Stoughton, and Jared Britton raced to a time of 1:35.16 to win the 200 medley relay.

Chicago’s Michael Todd won the 1000 by 20 seconds (9:53.60). His teammate Alexander Farrell stopped the clock in 21.27 seconds to win the 50 freestyle and 47.43 seconds to take the 100. David Farr (1:58.34) out touched teammate Kevin Ku (1:58.97) to win the 200 IM. Chicago also won the 100 backstroke as Winston Wang raced to a time of 53.07.

DePauw’s Alex Grissom claimed the 200 freestyle (1:43.69). He went on to win the 500 freestyle (4:45.15). His teammate Blake Lehmann was first to the wall in the 100 butterfly (50.27).

Calvin’s Michael Moentmann scored 252.50 points on the one meter board. Chicago’s Dan Boures took the three meter with a score of 292.70 points.

The 100 breaststroke title went to Calvin’s Cochran (57.84). Calvin also took the last event of the day as the team of Brandon MumaMitch ShroderAndrew Kasper, and Britton touched the wall in 3:10.36 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Full results available here:
2016 Calvin vs. DePauw vs. Chicago Woman’s Dual – Results
2016 DePauw vs. Calvin vs. Chicago Men’s Dual – Results


  1. Jacquelyn Marie

    Ummm did the author mean University of Illinois – Chicago?

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      Thanks for clarifying! University of Chicago! So many great swimming teams here at University level!