Penn Sets 2 Pool Records, Sweeps Army

Penn vs Army

  • Friday, January 19th
  • Sheerr Pool, Philadelphia, PA
  • Short course yards
  • Results

Team Scores


  • Penn – 172.5
  • Army – 121.5


  • Penn – 177
  • Army – 118

Penn cruised past Army in a dual meet on Friday, January 19th at Penn. The Quakers won a combined 24 of 32 events, dropping 3 men’s events and 5 women’s. The meet traded out the 1000 free (the usual 1st individual event) for the 400 IM.

Thomas Dillinger won the men’s 50 free and tied with Mark Andrew for 1st in the 100 free, but posted his slowest time of the season in both. Dillinger’s time in the 50, 20.69, was exactly 1 second slower than his fastest time this season. Dillinger and Andrew went 45.68 in the 100, which was 2.38 seconds off Dillinger’s time, while it was Andrew’s 2nd fastest time of the season (season best 45.3).

Sean Lee took the men’s 100 fly in a time of 49.20, whcih is his 2nd slowest time this year. Lee has been posting very consistent 100 fly times in dual meets this season, with his fastest (48.97) and slowest (49.29) being separated by just .32 seconds. His overall season best of 47.57 from the Tennessee Invitational is the fastest time in the Ivy League this season just 1 month away from the Men’s Ivy League Championship.

Penn’s men swam the 200 free relay exhibition, leaving Army to win the event with a 1:22.89. Penn’s ‘A’ relay time of 1:21.35 is less than 3 seconds off their season best and Ivy-League-leading time of 1:18.69. However, despite their time being quick for a dual meet relative to their season best, it was actually only the 2nd fastest 200 free relay in the Ivy League in January. Yale, which has posted a season best of 1:19.97, put up a 1:21.32 on January 9th. In winning the event, Army posted a 1:22.89, which is just half a second off their season best of 1:22.35. The fastest time in the Patriot League this year is from Navy, which posted a 1:21.61 in November.

Similarly, Penn’s women also swam exhibition in the 200 free relay, posting a time of 1:35.78. That time sits just 2 seconds off their season best of 1:33.65. Their season best puts them 6th in the Ivy League this year, in front of Cornell and Dartmouth. Their time is also the 2nd fastest posted by an Ivy League team in January.

Event Winners


  • 200 medley Relay: Penn (Scannel, Zhang, Wong, Yang) – 1:45.41
  • 400 IM: Madison Visco (Penn) – 4:28.12
  • 200 free: Virginia Burns (Penn) – 1:52.37
  • 100 back: Quinn Scannel (Penn) – 56.78
  • 100 breast: Kara Wineinger (Army) – 1:05.43
  • 200 fly: Nancy Hu (Penn) – 2:03.76
  • 50 free: Wendy Yang (Penn) – 23.84
  • 100 free: Virginia Burns (Penn) – 52.89
  • 200 back: Ryan Alexander (Penn) – 2:02.63
  • 200 breast: Serena Xue (Penn) – 2:21.84
  • 500 free: Erin Kiely (Penn) – 5:03.54
  • 100 fly: Whitney Chang (Army) – 57.09
  • 200 IM: Sidney Evans (Army) – 2:09.03
  • 400 free relay: Army (Smith, Pilgrim, Forrester, Parry) – 1:37.36
  • 1 meter diving: Serica Hallstead (Army) – 255.44
  • 3 meter diving: Madison Perry (Penn) – 281.93


  • 200 medley Relay: Penn (Blinstrub, McHugh, Lee, Dillinger) – 1:31.66
  • 400 IM: Mark Andrew (Penn) – 3:56.56
  • 200 free: Evin Rude (Army) – 1:40.73
  • 100 back: Mark Blinstrub (Penn) – 49.95
  • 100 breast: Colin McHugh (Penn) – 57.55
  • 200 fly: Sean Lee (Penn) – 1:50.26
  • 50 free: Thomas Dillinger (Penn) – 20.69
  • 100 free: Thomas Dillinger/Mark Andrew (Penn) – 45.68
  • 200 back: Mark Blinstrub (Penn) – 1:50.40
  • 200 breast: Boris Yang (Penn) – 2:04.22
  • 500 free: Will Thomas (Penn) – 4:31.51
  • 100 fly: Sean Lee (Penn) – 49.20
  • 200 IM: Jay Yang (Army) – 1:53.26
  • 200 free relay: Army (McCredie, Hein, Harper, Rude) – 1:22.89
  • 1 meter diving: John-Michael Diveris (Penn) – 289.87
  • 3 meter diving: John-Michael Diveris (Penn) – 326.70

Press Release – Penn:

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s swimming teams swept Army West Point on Friday at Sheerr Pool, the men winning 177-118 and the women taking a 172.5-121.5 decision.

In addition to winning, the Penn men set two pool records on Friday, as Mark Andrew set the mark in the 400 IM (3:56.56) and the Quakers’ 200 Free Relay team of Andrew, Nathaniel CunnanMark Blinstrub and Thomas Dillinger clocked in at 1:21.35.

The men also took first place in 11 other events and also the 200 medley relay, as Mark BlinstrubColin McHughSean Lee and Thomas Dillinger won in 1:31.66. Blinstrub also swept the backstroke events, clocking 49.95 seconds in the 100 and 1:50.40 in the 200, while Lee swept the butterfly events as he won both the 100 (49.20 seconds) and the 200 (1:51.26). Dillinger also was a double winner, in the 50 free (20.69 seconds) and the 100 free (45.68 seconds), with Nathaniel Cunnan taking second behind Dillinger in the 50 and third (behind Dillinger and Andrew) in the 100.

Penn won both breaststroke events, as well, as McHugh took first in the 100 (57.55 seconds) and Boris Yangfinished in first place in the 200 (2:04.22), and freshman Will Thomas won the 500 freestyle in 4:31.51. John-Michael Diveris swept first place in both diving events, scoring 289.87 points in the 1-meter and 326.10 in the 3-meter.

On the women’s side, Penn won 10 individual events and also won the meet-opening 200 medley relay. Virginia Burns was a two-time winner, in the 100 freestyle (52.89 seconds) and the 200 freestyle (1:52.37). Mary Whiting was second in the 100 free, while Quinn Scannell was third. Scannell also won the 100 backstroke in 56.78 seconds, and was part of the winning medley relay team along with Linda Zhang, Vicky Wong and Wendy Yang. Yang also was a champion in the 50 free, in 23.84 seconds.

Madison Visco won the 400 IM in 4:28.12, while Nancy Hu took first in the 200 butterfly in 2:03.76. Ryan Alexander won the 200 backstroke in 2:02.63, and Serena Xue was first in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.84). In the 500 freestyle, Erin Kiely took first place in 5:03.54. Penn also swept the top three spots in the 3-meter diving event as Madison Perry was first (281.93 points), Juliette Pozzuoli was second and Maggie Heller was third.

Penn will close out the dual-meet portion of its season next Friday, hosting West Chester at 7 p.m.

Press Release – Army Men:

PHILADELPHIA – The Army West Point men’s swimming and diving team fell to Penn, 177-118, in a non-league dual meet on Friday afternoon at Sheerr Pool.

The Black Knights dropped to 5-4 on the season, while the Quakers improved to 5-4.


  • The Cadets claimed two-event wins against Penn.
  • James Bilbrey (4:04.97) and Jay Yang (4:05.21) placed second and third, respectively in the 400 IM.
  • Evin Rude claimed the top spot in the 200 free at 1:40.73.
  • Josh Sembrano took second in the 100 back with a time of 50.03, before finishing second in the 200 back at 1:52.21.
  • Ty Dang‘s time of 58.20 in the 100 breast and 2:05.37 in the 200 breast were both good for second.
  • Kevin Doo touched the wall second in the 200 (1:50.60) and 100 (49.46) fly events.
  • Hudson Kay led the Army divers with a second-place showing in the 1-meter with a score of 268.20.
  • Tom Ottman picked up a second-place finish in the 500 free at 4:32.88.
  • The relay team of Brandon McCredie, Nathan Hein, Hogan Harper and Rude took the top spot in the 200 free with a time of 1:22.89.


  • “The first stage of our road trip had some bright spots,” head coach Mickey Wender said. “We knew that Penn would be formidable and they did not disappoint. The purpose of this trip is to face some adversity and challenge ourselves as the last tune up before the conference meet. Tomorrow is an important day for us and we’re looking forward to some great racing.”


  • The Black Knights will return to the pool tomorrow afternoon for a quad-meet showdown in Fairfax, Va., against George Mason, Boston U., and American

Press Release – Army Women:

PHILADELPHIA – The Army West Point women’s swimming and diving team dropped a non-league dual meet to Penn, 172.5-121.5, on Friday afternoon at Sheerr Pool.

The Black Knights fell to 3-4 following the loss, while Penn improved to 5-5.


  • Army won four events against the Quakers.
  • Cecelia Croman placed second in the 100 back after hitting the wall at 57.61.
  • Kara Wineinger won the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.43, before placing second in the 200 breast at 2:24.33.
  • Bailey Smith‘s time of 24.31 in the 50 free was good for second.
  • Josephine Marsh finished second in the 200 back at 2:05.53.
  • In the 500 free, Sidney Evans led all Army swimmers at 5:07.62, which was good for second.
  • She would later win the 200 IM at 2:09.03, with Whitney Chang (2:11.99) and Rebecca Morel (2:14.11) following in second and third, respectively.
  • Serica Hallstead took the top spot on the 1-meter board with a score of 2:55.44.
  • The Black Knights capped the meet by winning the 200 free relay once Smith, Nneka PilgrimJenna Forrester and Nicole Parry finished at 1:37.36.


  • “The first stage of our road trip had some bright spots,” head coach Mickey Wender said. “We knew that Penn would be formidable and they did not disappoint. The purpose of this trip is to face some adversity and challenge ourselves as the last tune up before the conference meet. Tomorrow is an important day for us and we’re looking forward to some great racing.”


  • Army will be back in action tomorrow afternoon to take part in a quad meet with American, George Mason and Boston U., in Fairfax, Va.

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