Swim Teams Brush Off Colgate

PHILADELPHIA - Penn made easy work of ColgateSunday in Sheerr Pool, as both the men’s and women’s teams won decisively. The men won, 169-121, while the women won, 170-119.

In the 200-yard medley relay, Penn came in first for both the men and the women. The women’s team of Stephanie Colson, Megan Carlin, Tara Gillies and Lauren Brandes won with a time of 1:47.93, while the men’s squad of Larkin Macdonald, Chaz Maul, Brian Gartner and Patrick Gallagher won with a final time of 1:36.12.

In the 1,000 free for both the men and the women, the Quakers took the top three spots. Brandon Thompson finished first for the men in 9:55.21, John Benignowas secondin 10:03.36, and Brad Farris came in third with a final time of 10:11.75. For the women, senior captain Cameron Villarreal took first place with a time of 10:26.99, Katherine Donahuewas second in10:36.11, and Linsey Gottschalk finished in third place, with a time of 10:42.86.

The men swept 1-2-3 in several events. In the 200 free, James Fee took first in 1:44.62, Chris Weitekampwas secondin 1:44.62, and Kyle Loughran finished third in 1:45.68. They also swept the 200-yard butterfly, as Wei Ming Gan took first place with a time of 1:56.33, while Ryan Dierberg finished second and John Wiese took home third place.In the 50 free, Devon Carr took first in 21.47, Kyle Loughran took second and David Mader placed third. And in the 200-yard backstroke, Benigno took first with a final time of 1:59.18, while Weitkamp and Chris Deitz took second and third place.

The women had their share of sweeps as well. Stephanie Nerby, Alison Bretherick and Laura D’Erasmo finished in the top three spots in the 200-yard butterfly. In the 50 free, Brandes took first place with a final time of 24.54, while Colson and Amy Reams finished second and third.

Other top finishes included Nerby in the women's 200 free with a time of 1:54.33, Macdonald in the men’s 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.20, and Chaz Maulin the men’s 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.32.

Freshman Sara Coenen had another record-breaking meet for the women’s team. She took home first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.74. But the record she broke was in the 500 free, an event Coenen doesn’t normally swim for Penn. She took first place with a personal-best time of 4:56.82, which also happened to be a new Sheerr Pool record.Coenen broke the old record of 4:57.11, which was set in 1998 by two-time Olympian Christina Tuescher from Columbia.

In diving, senior Janis Scanlon took first place in both the women's one-meter and three-meter competitions. In the one-meter, she won with a score of 256.95, while in the three-meter she scored 263.70. Senior Kate McCardle finished second in both events, with a score of 219.90 in the one-meter and 258.83 in the three-meter. For the men, freshman Aaron Levy placed second in the one-meter with a score of 250.43, while senior Nick Corsano finished second in the three-meter with a score of 237.08.

Up next, the Quakers will host Yale and Dartmouth in Sherr Pool Saturday at 1 p.m.

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