VILLANOVA, Pa. - The University of Pennsylvania men's swimming and diving team put together a dominating performance on the road Saturday, taking down rival Villanova by a score of 176.50-118.50. The Quakers featured 11 total first-place finishes on the afternoon.
Kevin Su and CJ Schaffer led the way individually for the Red and Blue, both notching two first-place times. Su captured the top mark first in the 200-yd freestlye, edging freshman Jackson O'Dowd who came in second, with a time of 1:39.51. The California native also won the 100-yd free, heading a Quaker sweep with a time of 45.50. Jimmy Jameson and Austin Ryan followed in second and third.
Schaffer owned the breaststroke events for Penn, winning both the 100 and 200-yd races. The Quakers boasted the top-three performers in the 100-yd battle, led by Schaffer at 57.26, followed by Thomas Dillinger and Jordan Hurwitz. In the 200-yd race, the junior touched the wall at 2:05.81, besting Hurwitz who finished second.
The 1000-yd freestyle race was full of top-times for Penn, as Alex Peterson first finished with a mark of 9:30.20, while Matt Haigh and Taylor Uselis followed in second and third. Michael Wen and Jack Scott finished second and third in the 50-yd freestyle.
Jameson boasted a first-place time of his own in the 100-yd backstroke with a finish of 51.28, followed closely by Mark Blinstrub at 51.46, while Dillinger took the top time in the 200-yd back at 1:52.19. Penn's best performance a butterfly race came from Hunter Brakovec, who won first in the 200-yd competition at 1:52.60.
Penn took home both first and second in the 200-yd medley relay, as the team of Jameson, Colin McHugh, Wen and Scott captured first at 1:31.86, while Schaffer, Hsing, Emilio DeSomma and Ryan were right behind with a time of 1:32.68.
On the diving board, John-Michael Diveris and Andrew Bologna traded first and second-place performances respectively, as Diveris won the 1-meter, while Bologna capture the three-meter.
The Quakers will compete in their first Ivy League tri-meet of the season next week, traveling to Ithaca, N.Y. to take on Cornell and Princeton Saturday, Nov. 19 at 11:00 a.m.