Penn Takes Down Princeton And Cornell In Ivy League Showdown

by SwimSwam 3

November 21st, 2016 College, Ivy League, Previews & Recaps

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Cornell
  • November 18-19
  • Score
    • Princeton 191, Cornell 109
    • Penn 192, Princeton 108
    • Penn 222.5, Cornell 77.5

Press Release

Courtesy of Penn Athletics

ITHACA, N.Y. – For the first time since 1989, the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving program has taken down perennial powerhouse and defending Ivy League Champions Princeton. The Quakers downed the Tigers by a score of 192-108, while also defeating the host Cornell by a margin of 222.5-77.5.
Penn (4-1) started things off with diving on Friday night, where freshman John-Michael Diveris and sophomore Andrew Bologna dominated the boards to give the Red and Blue an early lead. Diveris took first-place in the 1-meter dive with a score of 289.20, while placing second in the 3-meter at 293.90. Bologna notched a first-place finish on the 3-meter for the Quakers with a score of 311.85.
The foursome of Jimmy JamesonColin McHughMichael Wen and Thomas Dillinger started things off in the pool on Saturday, coming in second in the 200-yd medley relay with a time of 1:31.44. The Quakers then saw strong performances in the first two freestyle events, as Alex Peterson and Taylor Uselis teamed up to finish first and second respectively in the 1000-yd free, while Kevin Su and Mark Andrew took the top-two times in the 200-yd free.
Mark Blinstrub captured a time of 50.40 in the 100-yd backstroke for first place, just edging his teammate CJ Schaffer who finished third at 50.81. Senior captain Wes Thomas registered the first of his two first-place marks in the 100-yd breast stroke, leading a Penn sweep as McHugh and Cole Hurwitz followed behind in second and third place.
Hunter Brakovec touched the wall in the 200-yd fly with a time of 1:51.45 to finish first above Wen at 1:52.69, while Dillinger recorded a time of 20.60 in the 50-yd freestyle for first-place marks. Dillinger followed that up with a time of 45.49 in the 100-yd free, his second first-place finish of the afternoon.
Grant Proctor capped the backstroke events with a second-place time of 1:50.31 in the 200-yd back, before Thomas took home his second first-place time of the meet in the 200-yd breaststroke at 2:01.07. Andrew finished a perfect day of freestyle events for Penn in the 500-yd free, winning at 4:37.33, while Uselis finished third at 4:39.17.
The meet wound down with the Quakers still on top, as Wen finished first in the 100-yd butterfly with a time of 48.70, and Andrew took home a top time of 1:51.42 in the 200-yd IM. In the final event of the day, the 400-yd free relay, the team of Su, Zach FisherChristopher Nicholson and Dillinger finished second at 2:52.06.
All in all, the Quakers recorded 13 first-place finishes to down both the Tigers and the Big Red. Penn will be back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 22 for a non-conference tilt at La Salle at 6 p.m.

Press Release

Courtesy of Princeton Athletics

The reigning Ivy League champion Princeton men’s swimming and diving team opened its 2016-17 Ivy season this weekend with a tri-meet split at Teagle Pool in Ithaca, N.Y. The Tigers posted a 191-109 win over Cornell, but Penn took the tri-meet with a 192-108 win over Penn, as well as a 222.5-77.5 win over Cornell.

Princeton’s lone individual win of the weekend came from two-year NCAA Championships qualifier Corey Okubo, who won the 200 back in 1:49.84. The Tigers also closed the weekend in victorious fashion, as the quartet of Cole Buese, Julian Mackrel, Ben Schafer (pictured), and Alex Lewis won the 400 free relay in 3:01.13.

The Tigers had a handful of runner-up finishes, including two for Buese and one for classmate Matt Harrington, who took second in the 100 fly in 50.14.

Princeton will be off next weekend for Thanksgiving, but it will return to the water the following weekend for the three-day Brown Invitational. The last time the Tigers swam in Providence, they were posting a thrilling final-session rally to surpass Harvard and win the Ivy title.


Courtesy of Cornell Athletics

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell men’s swimming and diving team posted season highs nearly across the board in its home opener at Teagle Pool on Saturday afternoon despite falling on the scoreboard to defending Ivy champion Princeton and third-place finisher Penn.

The Cornell 200 medley relay led off the meet with a win, narrowly touching out Penn by .02 in a solid early season swim of 1:31.44, just .56 off the pool record. Dylan Curtis, Alex Evdimov, Luke Reisch and Jack Brenneman set the tone for what would prove to be a competitive meet against the defending Ivy champs and the team bronze medalists.

Brandon Sweezer finished third in the 1,000 free, besting the top Princeton swimmers in a solid 9:37.99, shaving more than 13 seconds off his previous best time. Both Ryan Brown (56.92) and Evdokimov (57.18) topped the Tigers in the 100 breast, while Brown had a runner-up finish in the 200 breast (2:03.81). Brenneman (20.81) and Jack Mahoney (21.21) finished third and fourth overall in the 50 free in season-best times.

Marc Morizono was a second faster than his season best time in the 500 free (4:40.21) to place third, besting the Princeton contingent, while William Lin was third overall in the 200 IM.

The meet actually opened up Friday with Kyle Rooney (fourth in the 1-meter, 256.45) and Nick Kilen (sixth in the 3-meter, 252.10) posting season-best scores.

Cornell will take two weeks to recover before splitting the squad for a pair of invitationals, with a number of swimmers competing in Akron’s Zippy Invitational and others staying in town for the Ithaca Bomber Invitational from Dec. 2-4.

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let’s go penn!!!!!!!!!

Michael Wen

Penn is the University of Pennsylvania (not Penn State as listed by the Cornell athletics source). The university of Pennsylvania is a private institution in Philadelphia whereas penn state is a public state school somewhere else

Coach B

Princeton is SC

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