Men's Swimming Beats Bears but Drops to Harvard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team ended the Ivy regular season on Saturday, splitting Harvard and Brown in an Ivy tri-meet in the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. It’s the second consecutive split for the Quakers, after last Saturday’s loss to Yale and win over Dartmouth. Winning three events and adding 10 second place finishes, the Red and Blue defeated the Bears 203-95 but dropped the Crimson, 108-190.

The distance swimmers put their stamp on the night, as the top three swimmers for Penn finished in the same spots in both the 1000 free and 500 free. Junior Chris Swanson led the group in both events, winning the 1000 free in 9:20.15 and 500 free in 4:32.97. Freshman Alex Peterson finished second to the junior captain in both events, swimming the 1000 free in 9:21.85 and the 500 free in 4:35.22, while fellow freshman Taylor Uselis rounded out the top five times in each event with a time of 9:30.05 (1000 free) and 4:36.87 (500 free).

Junior Eric Schultz beat out Harvard’s Spenser Goodman by two tenths of a second in the 100 free with his time of 45.44, while junior John Germanis finished third with a time of 45.96. Schultz also added a second-place finish in the 50 free with his time of 20.60 and Germanis placed fifth in 20.90.

Additionally, the Quakers had five other back-to-back finishes within the top five in the 200 free, the 100 back, the 100 breast, the 200 breast, and 100 fly.

The Red and Blue return home next weekend for their final meet in Sheerr Pool this season, as they host Delaware at noon. It will be a combined meet with the men and senior day celebrations will take place before the meet begins.

Team Scores
190 Harvard 108 Penn

203 Penn 195 Brown
237 Harvard 63 Brown

Download: Men Brown Harvard Penn Results.pdf