GAMBIER, Ohio – Six event wins helped the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming team remain on top at the conclusion of day two at the Total Performance Invitational hosted by Kenyon College. Hot on the Quakers’ tail is Kenyon, which is only 85 points behind in the overall standings with 1,341 points. The Red and Blue added 1171 points to their score for a total of 1,426.
Penn saw a few more records fall during the morning preliminary session.
Junior Eric Schultz broke the school (1:37.31), meet, and pool record in 200 free as he clocked in at 1:36.34. During the final, he finished as runner up with a time of 1:37.47. Schultz’s time in the 200 free wasn’t the only record he broke, as he also set a new pool and meet record in the 50 free during prelims with his time of 19.77. He was just .07 of a second shy of matching the school record he set last year at the Ivy League Championships meet. During finals, he also finished first, coming in at 19.94.
Freshman Alex Peterson added his named to the school records with his 400 IM prelim time of 3:50.35, lowering the record sophomore Grant Proctor set last year (3:51.01) by seconds 0.66 of a second. The time was also good for a new pool and meet record. Last in the finals, he again took first with a time of 3:50.88. Peterson claimed another event win in the 200 fly as he touched the wall first at 1:48.38. Fellow freshman Hunter Brakovec came in next at 1:49.76 to add 32 more points.
In addition to the records, the Quakers added three more event wins beginning with the 200 free relay, after the “A” team – Schultz, senior Dillon McHugh, sophomore Zach Fisher, sophomore Jimmy Jameson -- recorded a time of 1:20.27.
Out of 288 points, the Red and Blue totaled 184.5 with their finishes in the A-final of the 100 breast. Sophomore Cole Hurwitz led the way at 54.52 and junior Kyle Yu (54.61), junior Bobby Francis (54.84), and sophomore Wes Thomas (54.90) followed close behind. Sophomore Jordan Hurwitz tied for fifth, swimming the event in 55.29, while Fisher rounded out the Red and Blue bunch with a time of 55.76.
The men closed out the day with a one-two win in the 400 medley relay, as the “A” team – McHugh, C. Hurwitz, sophomore Michael Wen, Schultz -- clocked in at 3:15.05 and the “B” team – freshman CJ Schaffer, Yu, Jameson, Fisher -- followed at 3:17.36.
The third and final day of the event will begin tomorrow with prelims at 9:30 a.m. Finals are slated to start at 5:30 p.m. A live video feed of the day’s events can be watched here.
Live results will also be available through MeetMobile.
Day Two Team Standings
1. Penn, 1,426
2. Kenyon, 1341
3. Johns Hopkins, 484
4. DePauw, 417
5. Carnegie Mellon, 414
6. Davidson, 337
7. Grove City, 122
Download: Friday TSCP Prelim Results.pdf