Men's, Women's Swimming in First After Day One at Nike Invitational

Day One Results

GAMBIER, Ohio – The men’s and women’s swimming teams finished its first day at the Nike Invitational with both in first place. The men’s team accumulated 143 points to take first place, while the women received 131 points to take first. In the process, a Penn school and Kenyon pool record was broken.

James Fee swam to a second-place finish in the 1650 freestyle (15:32.24), breaking his own pool record by over three seconds which he set last year, however Nathaniel Smith of Kenyon swam just .12 of a second faster to take first and the new pool record. Cameron Hood placed third in the event with a time of 15:32.94.

In the women’s 1650 freestyle, Penn took three of the four top spots. Casey Barnes-Waychus took first (16:58.84), over four seconds faster than the rest of field. Stephanie Nerby swam to a second place finish (17:02.88), while Sarah Ernst took fourth (17:06.12).

In the men’s 800 yard freestyle relay, the Quakers set a new Kenyon pool record and Penn school record set by its own (Peter Gallagher, Devon Carr, Chris Weitekamp and Fee) in 2007. The line-up of Mike Tompkins, Kyle Loughran, Brendan McHugh and Fee swan to first (6:40.05), a little less than a half second better than last season.

Both teams are back in the pool on Friday morning for preliminaries in eight separate events.

Click here for the schedule of events.