Charlottesville, Va. - Season-best times from Chris Lyons in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke are a big part of the reason that the Penn men's swimming team will take a 67-point edge into tomorrow's final day of action at the Cavalier Invitational on the campus of the University of Virginia.
Lyons, a sophomore, began his night with a win in the 200 IM, nearly setting a personal best with his closing time of 1:49.94. Ryan Carey placed third in the event in 1:54.78. Lyons also led the team with a third place finish in the 100 Breaststroke (57.08).
Ryan Littlefield set a season-best in the 500 Freestyle, finishing second in 4:40.51. Elsewhere, Michael McElduff touched the wall in third place in the 200 Backstroke (1:51.30) and Kevin Intrieri added a third place showing in the 100 Freestyle (45.92). The night's final relay featured a second place finish from the Penn 'A' team of Conor Blackwood, Lyons, Paul Maneri and Logan Ware in the 400 Medley Relay (3:23.74).
Action from Virginia will conclude tomorrow with preliminaries once again starting at 10 a.m., with finals to follow at 6 p.m.
Men's Standings (Day 1)
1. Penn 220
2. William & Mary 153
3. Old Dominion 152.5
4. Virginia 94
5. Duke 88
6. Drexel 40.5