Men's Swimming and Diving Defeats Army West Point, Falls to Columbia on Opening Night

Full Results (Team) | Full Results (Individual) 

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania men's swimming and diving started its season with a victory over Army West Point on the road while falling to Columbia at Crandall Pool on Friday night. Penn defeated the Black Knights 199-99 and dropped a close meet to the Lions 152-148. 

Sophomore Mark Andrew picked up right where he left off after a stellar opening campaign, winning first in the 200-yd individual medley and the 500-yd freestyle while finishing fourth in the 200-yd freestyle as teammate Kevin Su took home first with a time of 1:38.61. 

Grant Proctor notched a second-place finish in the 200-yd backstroke, while Thomas Dillinger's time of 44.71 was good for first in the 100-yd freestyle. Dillinger also took home the top time in the 50-yd freestyle at 20.38. 

Hunter Brakovec won the 200-yd butterfly with a time of 1:50.18. Matt Haigh notched first in the 1000-yd freestyle with a time of 9:39.35.

In relays, the team of Su, Nicholson, Fisher and Dillinger finished second in the 400-yd freestyle with a time of 2:59.36 while Schaffer, McHugh, Jameson and Dillinger notched a third-place finish in the 200-yd medley. 

In the diving well, Andrew Bologna and John-Michael Diveris traded second and third place finishes on the 1 and 3 meter boards.

The Quakers return to competition next Saturday, Nov. 12 in a dual-meet at local rival Villanova. 

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