(4) Chicago 146 – (1) UWSP 138 = Winning isn’t everything in a dual meet, even with college meet scoring. Despite top seed UWSP winning 9 of 16 events (both relays included), they couldn’t overcoming the 32-0 hole left from diving.
(3) WashU 163 – (2) Carthage 99 = Carthage is good, but not as good as Wash U and the Bears let them know it by 1-2’ing the medley relay. They didn’t look back from there. Even when Carthage tried to get momentum by winning an event, Wash U kept it close by never getting outscored by more than 3 in an event.
(5) Hope 190 – (8) OC 59 = When these 2 teams swam untapered it was closer. It almost had to be because this wasn’t pretty. Olivet won the 50. Unfortunately, that’s all they could manage to win.
(6) Kalamazoo 164 – (7) St. Olaf 97 = It was close early but Kzoo kept the theme of non-close consolation bracket meets by pulling away off the Molly DeWald breastroke win.