PHILADELPHIA – It was a great start to 2016 for the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team, as the Quakers earned victories over Yale and Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon at Sheerr Pool. The Quakers racked up 227 points, and finished the day with nine total victories.
Despite dropping both diving events on Friday night, the Quakers stormed back on Saturday to defeat both conference foes.
The Red and Blue didn’t waste much time in taking momentum -- as the team of CJ Schaffer, Kyle Yu, Michael Wen, and Eric Schultz raced to the crown in the 200-medley relay. The foursome recorded a time of 1:31.74.
Schultz, Wen and Yu also added individual triumphs over the Bulldogs and Big Green.
Schultz grabbed titles in both the 50 and 100 free, registering winning times of 20.43 and 44.88 respectively. Wen took home the 100-fly crown, posting a winning time of 49.26.
Yu nabbed the top time in the 100 breast, narrowly edging teammate Cole Hurwitz. The duo finished 1-2 in the event with marks of 57.07 and 57.22.
Senior Chris Swanson continued his outstanding season in the 1,000 free, and shattered a 36-year old Sheerr Pool record in the process. The senior defeated the field by over three seconds in the event, breaking the pool mark in 9:11.41.
Freshman Thomas Dillinger and junior Kevin Su also picked up wins. Dillinger raced to the crown in the 200 IM (1:50.54.), while Su was victorious in the 200 free (1:39.64).
Su, Wen, Schultz, and Dillinger capped off the day by winning the 400-free relay. The Quakers put together a winning time of 3:02.5.
Penn is back in action next weekend, taking on Brown and Harvard in Cambridge.