Men Team Scores
Princeton, 160 Cornell, 140
Cornell, 180 Penn, 118
Princeton, 192 Penn, 107
PRINCETON, N.J. – Taking only two event wins in the first Ivy-tri meet of the season, the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming & diving team fell to both Princeton, 107-192, and Cornell, 118-180, on Friday at DeNunzio Pool. In addition to the wins in the 1000 and 500 free, the Quakers added six second place finishes.
Junior captain Chris Swanson claimed both of the event wins for the Red and Blue, beginning with the 1000 free. He clocked in at 9:14.10 with teammate freshman Alex Peterson coming in behind him at 9:15.38. Heading into the final 50 neck and neck with Princeton’s Samuel Smiddy, Peterson raced the Tiger until the end, recording a final split of 25.21 -- 0.71 of a second better than Smiddy’s.
It wasn’t until event 14 when Penn would claim its second second-place finish. Junior captain Eric Schultz, the reigning Ivy champ in the 50 free, finished second to Princeton’s Harrison Wagner (20.31) with a time of 20.45. Shultz also took second in the 100 free with a time of 45.22.
Sophomore Cole Hurwitz added another silver finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:03.03, before Swanson won his second event of the day. The distance swimmer took the 24th event, the 500 free, with a come from behind win. Cornell’s Ryan Sharkey led the pack until Swanson began to close the gap with 100 to go. In the final 50, it was Swanson’s 25.13 split that allowed him to defeat Sharkey, who recorded a final split of 26.37.
Sophomore Michael Wen added an additional second-place finish with his time of 49.49 in the 100 fly before the 400 free relay “A” team – sophomore Kevin Su, Wen, senior Dillon McHugh, Schultz -- closed out the meet with the final silver finish with a time of 3:00.85.
Penn will compete in one more event, the Total Performance Invitational, before the turn of the calendar. The Quakers will travel to Gambier, Ohio for the three day contest beginning Dec. 4.