Eleven Event Wins Propel Men's Swimming to Victory

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – In a dual meet with West Chester, the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team won 11 events for a 172-122 victory over the Golden Rams Friday evening at Graham Natatorium. The meet was the first of two on the weekend for the Quakers, as they travel across town to face La Salle on Saturday.

Starting things off was the 200 medley relay “A Team” – sophomore Philip Hu, junior Kyle Yu, sophomore Michael Wen, junior captain Eric Schultz – who finished almost two seconds before West Chester’s A Team with their time of 1:30.79. Freshman Alex Peterson added another win with his time of 9:24.79 in the 1000 free. Junior Brendan Crystal and freshman Taylor Uselis were the next to finish, touching the wall at 9:32.06 and 9:34.60, respectively. Peterson also added another event win later in the 500 free with a time of 4:38.37.

Just like the 1000 free, the 100 back went one-two-three with a freshman Quaker leading the way. CJ Schaffer, just beat out teammate Hu with his time of 51.41. Hu finished at 51.44 and junior Brian Foley was third at 52.22. Later, Foley then took first in the 200 back with a time of 1:52.09 while sophomore Grant Proctor finished second to Foley with a time of 1:55.52.

Along with helping the 200 medley relay team to a win, Schultz also claimed individual victories in the 50 free (20.80) and the 100 free (45.95).

Four additional events were won by the Red and Blue: 100 breast – Kyle Yu (55.93), 200 fly – Hunter Brakovec (1:51.83), 200 breast – Cole Hurwitz (2:03.74), 100 fly – Michael Wen (50.01).

Penn will look to claim one final win against La Salle on Saturday at 1 p.m. The meeting with the Explorers will mark the last dual of the season and final event before the Ivy League Championships on Feb. 26-28.

Download: 2014-15 wcu vs. upenn meet results.pdf