Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania men’s swim team easily defeated the Division II West Chester University Golden Rams today with a final score of 174-126. The Quakers ended the day with eight first place finishes, and were able to sweep the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events.
The Quakers started the meet with a first place finish in the 200-yard Medley Relay. Freshman Pat Gallagher then went on to take the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:43.63. In the 200-yard freestyle, it was another freshman leading the Quakers as Devon Carr finished in first with a time of 1:43.11, followed by Stephen Heyer in second place. Carr also captured first place in the 500-yard freestyle.
The Red and Blue dominated the both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events. In the 100-yard event Jon Kaufman, Yuchi Zhang and Alex Silvester finished in first second and third respectively. In the 200-yard event, Zhange finished in first, followed by Kaufman and Matthew Blaszko in second and third respectively.
In the 200-yard butterfly the Pat Maloney and Carr took first and second with times of 1:53.57 and 1:54.81 respectively. Before the first diving break the Kevin Scott, Tim Howett and Dave Bohman took second third and fourth respectively in the 50-yard freestyle. The Quakers found themselves ahead again in the 200-yard backstroke with Neville Mitchell taking first with a time of 1:54.75 followed by Teddy Rainaud in second place. Maloney, Brian Gartner and Joe Griffith finished second third and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly increasing the Quakers led even more.
In diving, Tyler Markman finished first in both the one-meter and three-meter events.
The Quakers return to action against Harvard for their last home meet of the semester on February 12th at Sheerr Pool. Meet time is set for 12 p.m.
Written by Meghan Goddard C'05