GAMBIER, Ohio - The Penn men's swimming team fell just short of a victory at the Nike Invitational, taking second behind host Kenyon. Meanwhile, the women took fourth out of the eight teams competing at the event. James Fee was named the Co-Swimmer of the Meet for his efforts all weekend.
Several Penn swimmers had record-setting performances on Saturday. The first event of the day saw a Penn school record fall when Larkin MacDonald, Chaz Maul, Brad Farris and Devon Carr took second in the 200-medley relay. Later in the day, the 400-free relay team of Carr, Pat Gallagher, Chris Buck and Kyle Loughran took first, setting not only a Penn record but also a Kenyon pool record.
Fee wrapped up the Co-Swimmer of the Meet honors with a pool record in the 500-free. Kyle Yeager also earned a Kenyon pool record in the 200-IM.
"The men swam amazingly well," head coach Mike Schnur said. "Kenyon just had too many bodies and were too deep. They won today without actually winning an event, but that just shows you their depth. We swam superbly all weekend and had a lot of swims that were even better than at championships last year."
On the women's side, Sara Coenen highlighted the day with a pool record of her own. She won the 200-back to set the Kenyon pool mark.
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