CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Penn men's and women's swimming and diving teams fell to Harvard, who is currently undefeated in the Ivy League,on Saturday afternoon. The men's team lost 213-85, while the women were defeated 207-91. The men are now 2-3 in the EISL and the women's team is 1-4. Despite the loss, several Quakers had first place finishes.
Freshmen Laura Klick was the first Penn swimmer to place first in a event. In 1:05.63, Klick took first in the 100 Breaststroke. Junior Melissa Gardel also placed first in the women's meet, taking the top spot in the three meter diving event, she also earned a second place finish in the 1. In the final event of the meet, the Red and Blue took the top three spots in the 200 freestyle relay. .
In the men's meet, it was the freshmen Quakers that registered first place finishes. Jeff Cragg continued his dominance on the diving board, placing first in the one meter diving event (318.52)and Cameron Hood swam to a first place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:39.18). Cragg also placed second in the three meter event(297.98). Junior swimmer James Fee finished the meet with two top three finshes - taking second in the 1000 freestyle (9:36.29)and third in the 500 freestyle (4:40.53).
Up next,both teamsare headed to Hanover, N.H. for a tri-meet between Dartmouth, Yale and Penn on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m.