PHILADELPHIA – After falling short in the final event of the season-opening meet at Connecticut last Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming team is looking to make a larger splash this weekend, as the Quakers host Columbia on Friday. The meet marks the beginning of Ivy League competition and will begin at 6 p.m. at Sheerr Pool.
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Against UConn, it all came down to the 200 free relay. The Red and Blue were ahead, 143-140, and needed a first-place finish to solidify the meet win. Unfortunately for the Quakers, the Huskies powered ahead and snagged the necessary 11 points to win the event and the meet, 153-147.
Penn is not only looking to redeem itself from last weekend but also from its 2012-13 showing against the Lions. Last season the men fell short to Columbia, winning only five of the night’s 16 events.
With seven event wins at Connecticut, the Red and Blue will look to senior captain Rhoads Worster, who took first in the 100 back and 100 fly. Worster, along with freshman Phillip Hu, sophomore Kyle Yu, and junior Alex Porter, took the first event for Penn in the 200 medley relay and can hopefully glide through the finish line for another first-place victory.
The race is on for the Ivy League Championships, and the Quakers are ready to prove themselves in the lanes.