- Complete results
- Hosted by Cornell
- November 18-19
- Princeton 191, Cornell 109
- Penn 192, Princeton 108
- Penn 222.5, Cornell 77.5
Courtesy of Penn Athletics
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.