CHICAGO, Ill. – The Illinois Tech men's swimming and diving team had a strong showing at the first day of the University of Chicago Phoenix Fall Classic on Friday evening. After three events, the Scarlet Hawks sit in second place in the 10-team meet with 102 points, trailing only host U Chicago (115) and edging out third-place DePauw University (95).
- In the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, the Scarlet "A" team of Seth Wissenbach, Tyler Van Wagener, Jay Korhonen, and Julian Escasa placed eighth overall at 1:27.94.
- The Scarlet Hawks were strong in the 1650 Yard Freestyle, as four different swimmers earned points. Karsen Diepholz placed third (16:37.21), Peyton Goetschel earned a seventh place finish (17:15.09), Zachary Bonson came in ninth (17:30.20), and Miles Thompson touched tenth (17:30.69).
- The 400 Yard Medley Relay "B" team of John Wolniak, Louis German, Van Wagener, and Diepholz earned points with an 11th place finish (3:42.81).
- Action at Chicago picks back up on Saturday, with preliminary rounds beginning at 10:00 a.m. Finals for the day's events will take place at 6:00 p.m.