Swim Teams Sweep Rider and Lehigh in Record-Breaking Meet

PHILADELPHIA - Both the men's and women's swim teams bounced back after their losses from Harvard in a big way.

Both teams beat Rider and Lehigh today, breaking four Rider pool records on the way.

The men beat Lehigh, 138-94, and Rider, 144-85. The women beat Lehigh 160.5-79.5, and defeated Rider 139-97.

Freshman Lauren Brandes broke the Rider pool record in the 50 free, with a time of 24.16. Junior Yuchi Zhang broke the pool record in the 100 breatstroke, with a time of 50.80. And both men's and women's 200 freestyle relay teams broke pool records. For the women, Brandes, Andrea Balint, Stephanie Colson, and Tara Gillies broke the record with a time of 1:38.3. The men's team of John Gillette, Devon Carr, Chris Buck, and Patrick Gallagher broke Rider's pool record with a time of 1:24.8.

The freshman lead the women's team to a win again this week. Sara Coenen won the 100 and 200 frees, with times of 52.9 and 1:53. Brandes, in addition to setting a pool record, came in second in the 100 free, with a time of 52.9. Balint came in second in the 200 freestyle, at 1:56, and third in the 100 free, with a time of 53.2. Stephanie Nerby won the 200-yard butterfly, with a time of 2:08, and Ainsley Cookinham finished second in a time of 2:10.

Other winners for the women included Gillies, who took first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.55), and Margot Newcomer, who won the 1000 free (10:27.72).

For the men, Patrick Gallagher won the 100 and 200 yard freestyle events, with times of 47 seconds flat, and 1:42. Devon Carr took first in the 1000 free, with a time of 9:53, and John Gillette won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 21.5. Ben Ganwon the 200 IM with a time of 1:58, while Joe Griffith won the 200 yard butterfly, in 1:55.

Up next, the two teams will travel to Ithaca, N.Y., to take on Princeton and Cornell this weekend.

Full meetresults are available below.

Download: rider.lehigh swim.pdf