Men, Women's Swimming Split Dual Meet at Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Penn men's and women's swimming and diving teams each split their dual meets with Dartmouth and Yale Saturday. The men defeated Dartmouth 208-87 and lost to Yale 217-79 while the women knocked off the Big Green 210-90 and fell to the host Bulldogs 186-114.

The women started the day with a victory over Dartmouth in the 200-medley relay as Sara Coenen, Kelby Zimmerman, Andrea Balint and Lauren Brandes swam a 1:49.59. Naomi Delphin claimed the first individual victory of the day for the team as she defeated the Big Green in the 1000-free, swimming a 10:14.91. Her time was just 11 hundredths of a second behind the winning time from Yale, but Penn managed to claim the top four spots in the event over Dartmouth as Sara Ernst, Nicole Malgeri and Genevieve Fleming took second, third and fourth, respectively.

The Quakers again dominated Dartmouth in the 200-free. Andrea Balint claimed victory, swimming a 1:54.60, while Stephanie Nerby and Lauren Bergstrom filled out the podium positions.

Sara Coenen claimed the first victory of the day over Yale, as she took first place overall in the 100-back, swimming a 58.36. She wouldalso take first overall in the 200-backwith a time of 2:06.98. In that event, Ainsley Cookingham finished second overall with a 2:08.78.

In the 100-breast, Kelby Zimmerman took the victory over Dartmouth. She was followed by Megan Carlin, Lindsey Gottschalk and Megan Barron before the first Big Green swimmer finished.

Stephanie Nerby took the 200-fly from Dartmouth (2:08.56), while Amy Reams claimed victory in the 50-free (24.53). The women wrapped up the match with a victory from the 400-free relay team of Lauren Brandes, Lauren Bergstrom, Amy Reams and Sara Coenen, who defeated Dartmouth with a time of 3:36.06.

On the boards, Melissa Gardel defeated the Big Green on the 3-meter board (229.90).

The day was much the same for the men. In the 200-medley relay, the team of Larkin MacDonald, Chaz Maul, Brad Farris and Devon Carr defeated Dartmouth with a swim of 1:35.17. James Fee then scored a victory over the Big Green in the 1000-free with a time of 9:37.06.

Pat Gallagher claimed an overall victory in the 200-free, taking the event in 1:42.07. In the 100-back, Larkin MacDonald (53.63) and Brad Farris (53.64) finished first and second over Dartmouth, while Chaz Maul took the 100-breast in 58.78.

Ben Gan earned a win over the Big Green in the 200-fly, swimming a 1:54.57. He was followed closely by teammates Kyle Yeager (1:54.93) and Devon Car (1:55.14). In the 50-free, Chris Buck (21.71), Kyle Loughran (21.72) and Chris Weitekamp (21.75) took the top three spots over Dartmouth.

Pat Gallagher claimed his second victory of the day when he topped Dartmouth's swimmers in the 100-free (46.53). Andrew Creamer was the next Quaker to earn a win, swimming a 2:15.31 in the 200-breast.

James Fee defeated both Yale and Dartmouth in the 500-free, swimming a 4:35.09 to take the event by more than two full seconds. Brad Farris then took the 100-fly from Dartmouth in 52.01. Kyle Yeager earned the last indiivdual victory of the day for the Quakers, taking the 200-IM from Dartmouth in 1:59.40.

The 400-free relay team concluded the day for the Quakers as Devon Carr, Pat Gallagher, Chris Weitekamp and Kyle Loughran defeated Dartmouth with a swim of 3:07.19.

The teams are both next in action on Saturday when they travel to Annapolis, Md. to take on the Naval Academy at 3:30 p.m.