Chau Wins Backstroke at Home Tri Meet with Denison and Johns Hopkins

Chau Wins Backstroke at Home Tri Meet with Denison and Johns Hopkins

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team hosted Denison University and Johns Hopkins University in a tri-meet on Saturday, January 20 for its first competition since returning from the winter training trip in Miami, Florida. The Tartans fell to Denison, 227-72, and to Johns Hopkins, 171-122, while Denison topped Johns Hopkins, 183-111.

Freshman Jessica Chau (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:04.86 and placed third in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.44. Sophomore Mary Day (Warren, N.J. / Mount Saint Mary Academy) was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.54.

Senior Kim Hochstedler (Mishawaka, Ind. / Penn) picked up a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:23.72, as sophomore Emma Nicklas-Morris (Winston-Salem, N.C. / RJ Reynolds) was fourth in the 200-yard IM in 2:10.46.

Freshman Lillie Widmayer (Old Bridge N.J. / West Windsor Plainsboro) placed third on the 3-meter diving board with a six-dive score of 258.45 while freshman Maddie Mianzo (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) was second on the 1-meter with a NCAA regional qualifying score of 263.25

The Tartans will be back in action on Saturday, January 27 at the Western Pennsylvania Invitational hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. The meet is set to start at 11:30 a.m.