GAMBIER, Ohio - The Penn men's swimming and diving team holds the lead after the second day of the Nike Invitational at Kenyon College, asfour individuals and one relay team set pool records en route to a 92.5 point lead over second-place Kenyon.
The first event of the day for the men was the 200-free relay. It was also their first record-setting performance of the day. Sophomore Chris Buck and seniors Devon Carr, Pat Gallagher and Chris Weitekamp swam a 1:22.31 to take the event.
Carr was next to make history for the Quakers, as he took the 200-fly in a finals time of 1:50.16 to set another Kenyon pool record. Carr was followed closely by teammates Jack Wiese (1:51.36) and Kyle Yeager (1:51.24) to give Penn all three spots on the pedestal. Ben Gan finished fifth in the A-final in 1:53.63.
Three events and three pool records was the call for the Quakers when the 200-free rolled around. Gallagher swam a 1:39.24 to edge teammate James Fee, who swam a 1:40.38 to take second place in the A-final.
A fourth pool record was set by Chaz Maul in the prelims of the 100-breast when he raced out to a 56.33. Unfortunately, Maul's record was overtaken in the finals by Johns Hopkins' Matt Fedderly, who swam a 56.23 to edge Maul and establish a new record in the finals. Maul finished second with a time of 56.36.
Kyle Yeager closed out the dominating performance for the Red and Blue in the 400-IM, where he took the event in a pool-record time of 4:01.64. Teammate Mike Tompkins finished fourth in 4:08.13.
On the women's side, the Quakers sit in fourth place after two days of competition. The day opened with Amy Reams, Lauren Brandes, Andrea Balint and Megan Barron taking fifth in the 200-free relay, swimming a 1:37.38. Freshman Naomi Delphin followed with a fifth place finish in the 200-fly, clocking a 2:06.53.
In the 100-breast, senior Megan Carlin was the top finisher for the Red and Blue, recording a 1:04.97 to finish fourth. Sophomore Sara Coenen took fifth in the 100-back, swimming a 58.28 in the prelims and a 58.45 in the finals. Sophomore Lauren Brandes closed the day for the Quakers individual swimmers with a 24.21 in the 50-free, good for fourth place.
A team of Coenen, Carlin, Delphin and Balint swam to a sixth-place finish in the 400-medley relay, finishing in 3:57.22.
The meet concludes tomorrow, with events scheduled to run all day.