PRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team put together a split in its first Ivy League tri-meet of the season on Saturday. The Quakers registered a 217-173.50 win over Cornell, but dropped a tight 234-217 contest to Princeton.
The Quakers notched five individual wins, and a triumph in the 400-free relay. Alex Peterson was especially impressive, taking the 1,000-free title with a time of 9:15.30. The sophomore defeated the field by a full five seconds.
Eric Schultz continued his stellar senior season with a victory in the 50 free, darting to a top mark of 20.40. Wes Thomas snagged the crown in the 200 breast with a time of 2:02.56.
Freshmen Andrew Bologna and Mark Andrew were also stout for the Quakers. Bologna took home gold in the three-meter dive with score of 300.40, while Andrew swam to the title in the 200 IM (1:49.93). Classmate Thomas Dillinger finished behind Andrew, placing second by less than two-tenths of a second (1:50.10).
The relay team of Dillinger, Schultz, Michael Wen, and Kevin Su took home first in the 400-free. The squad raced to a winning mark of 3:01.7.
The Quakers will be back in action after the Thanksgiving holiday, traveling to the Total Performance Invite at Kenyon College on December 3-5.