Providence, R.I. - The Penn men's swimming team was knocked off, 171-129, in a road meet against Brown on Saturday afternoon. The Quakers won seven events on the day, with six victories coming courtesy of the freshmen class.
Things started brightly for Penn. The 200 Medley Relay 'A' team of Eric Schultz, Kyle Yu, Rhoads Worster and Brett Gomes opened the day with a second place finish (1:33.09), closing the race within a second of Brown's top team. Chris Swanson then shrugged off a challenge from Brown's Cory Mayfield to win going away in the 1650 Free (15:45.95).
Alex Porter (1:42.09), Sam Ruddy (1:43.06) and Bradley Wachenfeld (1:43.24) came in second, third and fourth, respectively, in the 200 Freestyle, and that was followed by a Worster victory in the 100 Backstroke (50.80). Yu added to Penn's impressive start with his first win of the day in the 100 Breaststroke, touching the wall in 57.18 to just beat out Brown's Mike McVicker.
The day began to go Brown's way after the 200 Butterfly. The Bears claimed the top four spots in the race, though Schultz partially negated that, sprinting to the win in the 50 Freestyle (21.08).
The final Quaker victories of the day came from Brian Foley in the 200 Backstroke (1:52.20), Swanson in the 500 Freestyle (4:34.33) and Yu in the 200 Breaststroke (2:04.30). Porter added two more runner-up swims to his total, placing second in the 100 Freestyle (46.40) and 200 IM (1:54.22), while Worster had a second place finish in the 100 Butterfly (49.90).
Will Hartje had third place showings in both the 1-meter (265.60) and 3-meter (264.75) diving competitions.
Penn returns to the pool on Feb. 1 when they make the short trip to face West Chester. That meet will begin at 5 p.m.
Download: Brown Swimming Results.pdf