Men's Swimming Defeats Brown, Falls to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team split their Ivy tri-meet with Harvard and Brown on Saturday at Blodgett Pool. The Quakers defeated the Bears by a score of 207.5-90.5, but fell to Harvard, 192-108.

Senior Chris Swanson led the way for the Quakers, sweeping both distance events. A week after breaking the Sheerr Pool in the 1,000 free, senior Chris Swanson grabbed the crown once again with a time of 9:10.11. Unlike last Saturday though, it was a tight race, as Harvard freshman Logan Houck came in at 9:10.38.

Swanson followed that up with a title in the 500 free, clocking a time of 4:30.65. Houck once again placed second in the event (4:32.6).

The 200 free provided the most success for the Quakers, as Kevin Su and Mark Andrew finished 1-2 in the event. Su edged the field with a time of 1:38.98, while Andrew touched the wall in 1:40.68 to place second.

Other winners for Penn included senior Eric Schultz and freshman Thomas Dillinger. Schultz came away with a triumph in the 100 free with a time of 45.22, narrowly edging Harvard’s Paul O’Hara (45.22). Dillinger took the 200-IM crown, recording a winning time of 1:50.62.

Michael Wen (100 fly) and Kyle Yu (100 breast) each notched second-place finishes for the Red and Blue. Wen clocked in at 49.41, while Yu put together a mark of 57.05.

Penn’s 400-free relay team of Su, Andrew, Dillinger, and Schultz also placed second – finishing behind the Crimson with a mark of 3:00.36.

The Quakers are back in action on January 29, with West Chester visiting Sheerr Pool at 5 p.m.


Download: Full Results Brown Harvard.pdf