PHILADELPHIA The Penn men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are headed to Cambridge, Mass., to swim against Harvard for a combined dual meet on Saturday at noon.
The Quakers recently arrived back from a trip to Florida that included the Florida Atlantic Invitational, where both teams finished first. The men dominated the invite finishing with 830.5 points, more than 200 points higher then the host Owls who took second. The team welcomed back senior captain Chaz Maul to the pool following an injury that kept him from swimming the early part of the season. The women’s meet was a tighter race, but it was still the Quakers who ended up on top with 622 points.
Ivy foe Brown was also at the invitational, which counted as a dual meet between the two schools. While the men were able to take both the invitational and the dual (195-105), the women were unable to capture the dual meet, as the Bears edged the Quakers, 159-141. The women’s meet came down to the final race, the 200 freestyle relay, and it was the Bears who took first and third to capture the win.
The men’s team currently posts a 2-2 dual-meet record against Ivy League teams. The Quakers fell to Columbia (170-128) and Princeton (175-125), while capturing wins over Cornell (189-111) and most recently Brown.
The women’s team is 1-3 thus far, which does not accurately portray the success the Red and Blue has had. Both the Columbia meets came down to the final race, where Penn’s opponent was able to capture the win. The Quakers’ lone win was vs. Cornell (205.5-94.5).
Both Crimson teams are currently undefeated in dual meets, both capturing wins over Dartmouth, Cornell and Columbia. In addition, the men’s team most recently picked up a win against Navy.