GAMBIER, Ohio – The University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team put together a dominant performance on Friday night, sweeping all eight events on day two of the Total Performance Invitational. The Quakers have now extended their lead over the field by more than 700 points, currently sitting with 1,716 over the first two days.
A day after Chris Swanson broke the school record in the 1650, fellow senior Eric Schultz tallied four victories to lead the Quakers on Friday. Schultz notched triumphs in both the 200 and 50 free, while also being a part of winning 200-free and 400-medley relay squads.
In the 50, Schultz darted to a top time of 19.90 -- less than a second faster than freshman Thomas Dillinger who finished second in the event. Schultz won the 200 with a time of 1:36.27.
In relay action, Schultz teamed up with Zach Fisher, Mark Andrew and Dillinger to win the 200 free with a time of 1:19.77. He then capped off the evening by joining forces with CJ Schaffer, Michael Wen, and Colin McHugh to win the 400-medley relay (3:12.57).
Andrew, McHugh and Wen were each also victorious in solo action. Andrew was especially impressive, breaking the school record in the 400 IM with a time of 3:47.67. Teammate Grant Proctor held the previous record, registering a mark of 3:49.44 last season.
McHugh snagged the crown in the 100 breast (54.31), while Wen earned the title in the 200 fly (1:48.19). Proctor also registered a win on Friday night, clocking a top time of 48.50 in the 100 back.
The Quakers will look to keep the momentum rolling tomorrow, as the final day of the Total Performance Invitational begins at 9 a.m.