PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will be back in action at Harvard this weekend. The Quakers will partake in their second-consecutive Ivy League tri-meet on Saturday, swimming against Brown and Harvard at Blodgett Pool. For the first time this season, Penn will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network. To watch Saturday’s meet, follow this link.
About the Quakers (Men)
Penn put together a sweep of Yale and Dartmouth last Saturday at Sheerr Pool. The Quakers swept the relay events, and tacked on seven individual victories. Most notably, Eric Schultz nabbed a pair of wins in the 50 and 100 free, while fellow senior Chris Swanson shattered a 36-year old Sheerr Pool record in the 1,000 free. Swanson defeated the field by over three seconds, touching the wall in 9:11.41.
Michael Wen, Justin Yu, Thomas Dillinger, Kevin SU also picked up wins on Saturday.
Wen took home the 100-fly crown with a time of 49.26, while Yu raced to the top time in the 100 breast (57.07). Dillinger swam to the crown in the 200 IM (1:50.54.), while Su was victorious in the 200 free (1:39.64).
Su, Wen, Schultz, and Dillinger capped off the day by winning the 400-free relay. The Quakers registered a winning time of 3:02.5.
The Quakers split with Harvard and Brown last season in Providence, notching the win over the Bears. Schultz posted the top time in the 100 free, while Swanson swept the distance events. Sophomore Alex Peterson finished second to Swanson in both the 1,000 and 500.
It was similar situation for these three squads at the Ivy League championships as well -- where Harvard placed second, Penn finished fourth, and Brown came in seventh.
About the Quakers (Women)
The Quakers split with Dartmouth and Yale during last weekend’s Ivy tri-meet. The Red and Blue defeated Dartmouth (234-66), but fell just short to Yale (195-105).
Rochelle Dong led the way for the Quakers, racing to wins in the 100 fly (55.18) and 50 free (23.25). She was also part of a victory for Penn in the 400-free relay. Joined by Mary Whiting, Kim Phan, and Virginia Burns, the foursome compiled a winning time of 3:30.23.
Freshman Nancy Hu picked up the Quakers’ other individual victory on the day, snagging the title in the 200 fly (2:01.79).
Other strong events for the Quakers included the 200 free and 100 breast. Burns and Madison Visco finished 2-3 in the freestyle, while Haley Wickham and Ellie Grimes placed 2-3 in the 100 breast.
The Quakers also split with Harvard and Brown last season at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. Penn recorded triumphs in the 200 breast and 100 fly. Ellie Grimes led Penn to a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 breast, while Dong picked up the win in the 100 fly.
The Red and Blue finished between the Crimson and the Bears at last year’s Ivy League championships as well. Like the men, the women’s squad also placed fourth, while Harvard finished second and Brown sixth.
For live results of Saturday’s meet, download the MeetMobile App on your mobile device. Fans can also catch the meet on the Ivy League Digital Network.