Penn Men, Women sweep UConn in Dual

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 0

November 09th, 2014 College, News

Full results can be found on Meet Mobile.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

The Penn Quakers got to work early, touching out UConn’s medley relay by a few tenths, 1:44.90 to 1:45.23. Huskies anchor Chinyere Pigot nearly came back to win it for UConn, but her blazing 22.75 split couldn’t catch Penn.

After a 1-2-3 sweep of the 1000 free, Penn’s Meagan Dollard won the 200 free by a hair. The freshman touched at 1:51.68, holding off Katy Munzenmaier (1:51.98) of UConn.

UConn battled back, with Christine Pedersen taking the 100 back (57.00) and Emily Parillo leading a 1-2 finish in the 200 fly (2:04.75). Pigot just beat Penn sophomore Rochelle Dong to the wall in the 50 free, going 23.44 to Dong’s 23.47, for UConn’s third straight win.

After UConn junior Taryn Urbanus won the 3 meter diving for the Huskies, Pigot continued their run with a victory in the 100 free (51.90). Pedersen became a double-winner after her 2:03.61 was good enough for the 200 back win.

Penn made up for its losses with a 1-2 finish in the 200 breast and a 1-2-3 finish in the 500 free, followed by Dong’s 55.31 100 fly victory.

UConn divers placed 1-2-3 in the 1 meter diving event, and Parillo finished first in the 400 IM (4:29.19) over Penn sophomore Ellie Grimes (4:29.23).

In the final 400 free relay, it was the Quakers who finished on top in 3:30.25, well ahead of UConn. Penn outscored UConn 169-131. The Quakers head to Princeton on November 21st to take on the Tigers and Cornell next, while UConn starts competition at the Louisville Invitational on the same day.

MEN’S RESULTS

Like the women, the Penn men were able to just beat out the Huskies in the opening 200 medley relay. They finished in 1:32.35 to UConn’s 1:32.79.

Penn’s Chris Swanson destroyed the competition in the 1000 free. His 9:26.91 was over 10 seconds better than the next-best swimmer.

The Quakers won the next four events, highlighted by a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 breast led by Bobby Francis (56.84). UConn’s James Donlevy broke up the Quaker domination in the 50 free, touching out Penn’s Michael Wen 21.37 to 21.40 in the splash-and-dash event.

Penn would go on to win the remainder of the swimming events, save for the 200 back and 500 free. Sawyer Franz tallied a Huskies win in the 200 back, swimming a 1:52.61 to touch out Penn’s Grant Proctor (1:52.84). In the 500, Swanson was unable to reel in Christopher Girg, who clocked in at 4:32.73 for the win.

John Brice won both 1 and 3 meter diving for the Huskies, but it was not enough to overcome the Quakers in final team scores. Penn won 172-125.

The Quakers are scheduled next for a big dual with Columbia on Nov. 14th, while the Huskies will travel with the women’s squad to the Louisville Invitational on Nov. 21st.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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