CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team lost to Harvard 211-88 on Saturday. Penn was outmatched by the Crimson who won 14 of the 16 events.
The Quakers found themselves in a deep whole as Harvard won the first nine events. In the first nine events, the Red and Blue mustered only one second place finish. Pat Maloney registered Penn’s first win. He won the 200-yard backstroke at 1:56.31. Yuchi Zhang picked up a win in the next event. He finished with a time of 2:12.37 in the 200-yard breaststroke. However, those would be Penn’s only wins on the day.
The Quakers managed to hold their own in diving. In the 1-meter, Nick Corsano (247.50) and Tyler Markman (231.23) finished second and third respectively. In the 3-meter, the Red and Blue took the second, third and fourth spots. Led by Markman (283.28), Rob Wyss (255.45) and Corsano (249.45).
The loss drops Penn to 7-8 overall and 1-7 in the EISL. Harvard improves to 8-1 overall and remains a top the EISL at 7-1.
The Quakers will not be in action again until the ECAC Championships from Feb. 24-26 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Download: penn-harvard splits.pdf