Men's Swimming Remains in Eighth Place at EISL's


EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – After day two of competition at the EISL Championships, the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team remains in eighth place with 428 points. Penn trails seventh place Brown by 53 points. Princeton is still in the lead with 882 points.

In the 200-yard medley relay, the Quakers took seventh place. Chris Weitekamp, Alex Silvester, Brian Gartner and Kevin Scott clocked at 1:32.52. In the next event, Matt Blaszko (9:24.39) placed seventh in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Jason McGrath (9:27.19) finished tenth and Neville Mitchell (9:39.47) was 18th.

In the 100-yard butterfly, Pat Maloney was a consolation finalist. He took 11th place at a time of 49.92. Brian Gartner (51.25) and John Gillette (52.57) finished 19th and 23rd respectively.

In the next two events, the Red and Blue had their best finishes of the night. Patrick Gallagher (141.84) placed eighth in the 200-yard freestyle, coming within a second of his personal best. Next up was Jon Kaufman, who also placed eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke at 57.85. Kaufman came within five-tenths of a second of his personal best. Yuchi Zhang was a consolation finalist in the 100 breaststroke. He finished in 10th place clocking in at 57.35.

In the night’s final event, the 800-yard freestyle, Penn finished in ninth place. Blaszko, Gallagher, McGrath and Devon Carr finished at a time of 5:48.90.

Saturday is the final day of competition at the EISL's. Preliminaries start at 11 a.m and the finals begin at 6 p.m. Click here for updated results of Saturday's competition.