Men's Swimming Falls to Harvard, 189-101

PHILADELPHIA – Despite a 189-101 loss to Harvard today, Penn men’s swimming has a lot to be pleased about. Several freshmen turned in key performances, while the upperclassmen were consistent across the board.

To start things off, the 200-yard medley relay squad of freshman Larkin Macdonald, senior Alex Silvester, sophomore Wei Ming Gan and sophomore John Gillette took third, with a time of 1:36.46.

In the 200-yard freestyle, junior Patrick Gallagher took second place in 1:43.03, while Macdonald took third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.86.

Junior Yuchi Zhang had strong meet,finishing second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.12, and taking first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:08.67.

In the 200-yard butterfly, senior Joe Griffith took second place in 1:52.69, while Gillette took second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a 21.70 finish. In the 100-yard freestyle, Gallagher took third place in 47.98, while Macdonald took second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:56.56. Senior Jason McGrath took third place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.38, while Gan took third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.40.

Freshman Ryan Dierberg had an impressive performance in the 400-yard IM, as he placed second with a time of 4:15.19. And the 200-yard freestyle relay team of junior Devon Carr, freshman Chris Buck, Gillette and Gallagher took first place with a time of 1:25.93.

In diving, senior Nick Corsano took second place in the 1-meter standings with a score of 221.77. Freshman Aaron Levy took third, scoring 193.20. In the three-meter event, it was Levy who took second with a score of 240.98, while Corsano finished third with 231.00.

Up next, the Quakers will take on Lehigh and Rider this weekend in Lawrenceville, N.J.

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