PHILADELPHIA – In their last day of swimming at the EISL championships, the Quakers had multiple finalists take part, and Penn ended the meet with 580.5 total points, good for eighth overall.
In the 1650 freestyle, three Penn swimmers made the final cut. Freshman James Fee was the top finisher for the Quakers, as he came in 11th overall, with a time of 15:46.19. Jason McGrath wasn’t far behind, as he came in 19th overall, with a time of 16:00.14. And Brandon Thompson finished 22nd, with a time of 16:18.74.
Larkin Macdonald was the top finisher for Penn in the 200 back. He came in second in the third heat, with a time of 1:50.51. Senior Ted Rainaud was right behind him, with a time of 1:52.19.
The highest finish of the day came in the 100 free, as junior Patrick Gallagher finished sixth overall, with a time of 45.15. In the 200 breaststroke, Alex Silvester came in 15th overall, with a time of 2:06.36.
The event with the most Penn swimmers in the finals was the 200 butterfly. Senior Joe Griffith was the top finisher, as he came in 14th, with a time of 1:50.66. Devon Carr was next, in 1:51.64. Freshman John Weise came in first in the third heat, with a time of 1:51.73, while Ben Gan came in at 1:52.72, and freshman Ryan Dierberg came in at 1:54.26.
And in the final event of the meet, the 400 free relay, Penn came in seventh. Carr, Gallagher, Chris Weitekamp and Kyle Loughran combined for a final time of 3:02.52.
Princeton won the championship, with 1405 totally points, while Harvard was right behind them, with 1220.5. Penn’s 580.5 points was good for eighth, right behind Brown, who had 624 points. Behind Penn was Dartmouth, who finished with 316 points.
The Quakers broke several school records in their time at Princeton. Freshman James Fee broke a school record set in 1989 in the 1000 freestyle, with his time of 9:21.48. The 200 medley relay team of Ted Rainaud, Alex Silvester, Larkin Macdonald and Devon Carr set a new school record, with their time of 1:31.86, while the 800 free relay team of James Fee, Patrick Gallagher, Chris Weitekamp and Devon Carr set a new record, with their time of 6:41.50. The 200 freestyle relay team also set a new school record. Devon Carr, Patrick Gallagher, Chris Weitekamp and Kyle Loughran finished fourth in the event, with at time of 1:21.84. And the 400 medley relay squad of Larkin Macdonald, Alex Silvester, Ben Gan and Patrick Gallagher came in sixth, with a time of 3:23.77, which broke a school record in the event which had stood for 16 years.
Day One Results
Day Two Results