Philadelphia – Fresh off putting together the best performance in school history at last weekend’s Ivy League Championships, the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming team officially earned 14 All-Ivy honors on Wednesday.
Senior captains Chris Swanson and Eric Schultz, along with freshman Mark Andrew achieved first-team recognition after leading the Quakers to a program record six Ivy titles. Swanson was especially dominant, sweeping all three distance events for the second-straight season.
Swanson was victorious in the 500, 1,000 and 1650 over the weekend, becoming the Quakers’ most decorated swimmer with nine career conference crowns. In addition, Swanson was named the the Phil Moriarty High Point Swimmer of the Meet (96 points), and the Harold Ulen Career High Point Swimmer (371 points). Those two awards were given to the performer who earned the most points over the three-day meet, as well as over their career.
Schultz picked up a pair of conference titles, including his second consecutive first-place showing in the 200 free. He successfully defended his 2015 crown with a time of 1:35.22. Schultz also posted the win in the 100 free with a time of 43.19.
Freshman Mark Andrew joined his elders at the top of the podium, following an incredible effort in the 400 IM. The rookie broke a school, meet and Ivy League record in the event, touching the wall in a rapid 3:43.53.
Schultz and Andrew were also named second teamers in both the 800-free and 400-free relays, joining Kevin Su and Thomas Dillinger.
The foursome grabbed the silver in the 800 with a school-record time of 6:25.79. The Quakers held the lead entering the final 25 yards, but were edged by the slimmest of margins by Princeton – just .06 seconds separated the two teams.
Schultz, Andrew, Su, and Dillinger once again broke a school record in the 400, snapping a mark that stood since 2014. The team clocked in at 2:53.10.