Princeton Sweeps Ivy Tri Meet; Penn’s Lia Thomas sets new program records

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team met Princeton and Cornell on Saturday afternoon at Sheer Pool. The Quakers fell to the Tigers, 194-106, and beat the Big Red, 219-81.

It was the Red and Blue’s sixth consecutive victory over Cornell. Penn won two events in the competition.

During the Friday evening diving events, Cody hopkins finished first at 3M with a score of 329.50.

Jason schreiber won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2: 00.79.

Notemeal Quaker
* In the 1M diving event on Friday, Jack williams was second with an NCAA B cup score of 310.50 while Hopkins was third with a score of 306.15.

*Matthieu fallon finished second in the 200 butterfly (1: 48.07) and the 200 IM (1: 49.27).

*Jack without love was second in the 1,000 freestyle thanks to a touchdown at 9: 37.60.

* Schreiber also added a second place in the 100 breaststroke (56.38).

The University of Pennsylvania women’s swim and diving team shared a meetup with Princeton and Cornell on Saturday afternoon at Sheer Pool. The Quakers fell to the Tigers, 162-138, and beat the Big Red, 208.5-91.5.

It was the fifth time in the last six meetings that the Red and Blue have beaten Cornell. Penn won six events that day, capped with the 400 free relay to close things off. The Quaker Quartet of Camryn carter, Bridget o’leary, Margot Kaczorowski and Lia thomas won with a time of 3: 22.70.

The 400 freestyle relay victory put an exclamation mark on a big day for Thomas, as she won three events, set two program records and recorded the NCAA best time in two events. Thomas hit the punch in the 200 freestyle in 1: 43.47. It was the NCAA’s fastest mark in that event this season and a new, better schedule. She also finished first in the 500 freestyle with a record time of 4: 35.06. She won the 500 freestyle by over 12 seconds and her mark was the NCAA’s fastest this year. Thomas also added a win in the 100 freestyle (49.42).

Notemeal Quaker
*Hannah liu was the other Quaker to win on Saturday, finishing first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1: 02.87.

* The Quakers set new pool records in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 1000 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relays.

Penn wraps up the first half of action in early December at the Zippy Invitational hosted by Akron.

Courtesy: Princeton Athletics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Princeton University men’s swim and dive team dominated the Sheerr Pool on Saturday, beating host Penn 194-106 and doing a quick job over Cornell, 235.50-64.50.

The Tigers were on their game in this meeting, evidenced Raunak Khosla (1: 49.01) setting a new pool record in the 200 IM. Hunter Kim also swam in the 200 IM and placed third (1: 51.11).

Princeton once again dominated the relay events, finishing first and third in the 200 medley relay and 1-2 in the 400 freestyle relay.

In the 200 QN relay, the team of Brett Feyerick, Josh brown, Nicolas lim, and Max Walther (1: 30.15) hit first, while the team Tyler hong, Raunak Khosla, Max Kreidl, and Brian Lou (1: 32.67) came third.

Meanwhile, in the 400 free relay, the team from Josh brown, Nicolas lim, Brett Feyerick, and Max Walther (2: 59.03) edged the team of Jonathan pollock, Brian Lou, Colin Reilly, and Dylan porges (3: 05.75).

The Tigers had three more braces in the 100 free, 200 free and 200 return. Max Walther won first place in the 100 (45.27) and 200 freestyle (1: 40.14), with Nicolas lim (46.63) and Tyler hong (1: 40.68) respectively finishing second.

In the 200 back, it was Tyler hong (1: 48.26) who hit first, followed closely by Brett Feyerick (1: 48.60).

Princeton had three other events where two Tigers finished in the top three: the 100 butterfly, the 200 breaststroke and the 500 freestyle.

Raunak Khosla (49.35) won first place in the 100 butterfly, while Nicolas lim (49.82) ranks third. In the breast 200, Brian Lou (2: 01.63) hit the second with Josh brown (2: 03.43) taking third place. And in the free 500, Hunter Kim (4: 31.57) placed first with John ehling (4: 38.89) coming third.

Finally, the last five remaining events were all classified in first place. John ehling (9: 33.65) in the 1000 free, Brett Feyerick (49.67) on 100 back, Josh brown (55.71) in the 100 breast, Raunak Khosla 1: 47.54 at 200 butterfly and Brian Lou (20.33) in the 50 free.

In the one-meter plunge, Colten Young won first place with 311.65 points. In the three-meter plunge, Colten Young took second place (328.20 points) while Joe victor ranked third (325.05).

The Princeton University women’s swim and diving team took care of business on Saturday at Sheerr Pool, beating host Penn 162-138 and quickly overpowering Cornell 221-78.

The Tigers were in great shape in this competition, setting a grand total of FOUR pool records: the 200 IM, 200 backstroke, 200 IM and 200 butterfly.

In the 200 QN relay, the team of Alexa pappas, Jaime Chen, Christina bradley, and Nikki venema combined to go 1: 41.32. The team of Margaux McDonald, Viviane Wang, Jess yeager, and Amelia Liu (1: 44.35) finished third in the same race.

The anchor of this first-place relay team, Nikki venema, went on to set group records in the 200 backstroke (1: 59.64) and 200 IM (2: 01.62). Liza Whitmire (2: 00.42) won second place in the 200 backstroke, while Christina bradley (2: 02.75) finished third in the 200 IM

Jess yeager completes the list of group records, with a time of 1: 58.95 in the 200 butterfly.

Princeton’s strong performance did not end there. The Tigers finished one-two in three additional events: the 100 backstroke, the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.

Margaux McDonald (55.10) hit first in the 100 backstroke, followed by Alexa pappas (55.79). In the 50 free, Nikki venema (23.09) got the first place while Amelia Liu (23.51) got a second place. Finally, in the 100 fly, Alexa pappas (54.81) and Jess yeager (54.85) came first and second respectively.

To complete the last individual tests, Margaux McDonald finished first (2: 16.52) in the 200 breaststroke, while Amelia Liu (50.54) touched second in the 100 freestyle. Liu also secured a third place in the 200 freestyle (1: 50.82).

Three other Tigers took third place: Elizabeth boeckman (10: 04.75) in the 1000 free, Jaime Chen (1: 04.31) in the 100 breast, and Ellie Marquardt (4: 48.64) in the 500 free.

Finally, the team of the 400 free relay of Viviane Wang, Ellie Marquardt, jennifer secret, and Jess yeager (3: 25.13) finished second.

In the one-meter plunge, Maddie Seltzer (269.95) took first place while Julia fidanza (253.90) came third. In the three-meter dive, it was Julia fidanza (261.95) who came first, with Maddie seltzer (249.35) taking third place.

Next : The Princeton University Swim and Dive Team will host the Big Al Invitational from December 3-5.

Courtesy of: Cornell Athletics

PHILADELPHIA – Junior Jeremy Marcin led the Cornell men’s swimming and diving team in their three-time Ivy League encounter against Penn and Princeton, clinching two second places in their events on Saturday at Penn’s Sheerr Pool in Philadelphia.

Marcin placed second in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, where he clocked 21.22 in the 50 freestyle and 49.60 in the 100 butterfly to finish second in both events. Marcin had the support of his Big Red teammates in both events, with Ian mackey clinching a sixth place in the 50 freestyle (21.63) and Joseph gurski finishing fifth in the 100 butterfly (50.49). The top-five finish in the 100 butterfly wasn’t the only one of the day for Gurski, however, as the rookie’s best result came in the 200 butterfly where he placed fourth in 1: 52.09.

Jacob Bass clinched her own fourth place in the 200 breaststroke, hitting the wall in 2: 07.00. Jack Valiquette finished the race two-place from Bass, placing sixth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2: 09.52.

Senior freestyle distance specialist Jake lawson swam well in her events, placing fifth in the 1000 freestyle in 9: 44.31 and sixth in the 500 freestyle in 4: 42.27. freshmen Sebastien wolff and Jack banks each clinched a sixth place finish in their respective events, Wolff finishing his 100 breaststroke race in 58.03 and Banks his 100 freestyle in 47.41.

Banks teamed up with Gurski, Marcin and Kyle Pro in the 400 freestyle relay, as the Big Red foursome beat Penn in that event to place fourth overall with a time of 3: 07.84.

Despite an improvement from a week ago and multiple solid performances from the Big Red, Cornell fell to both Penn and Princeton on Saturday. Penn emerged victorious with a score of 208.50 to 91.50, while Princeton beat the Big Red with a score of 235.50 to 64.50. With the losses, Cornell drops to 1-4 on the season and 0-4 in the conference standings.

Cornell’s Women’s Swim and Dive Team may have fallen to Penn and Princeton, but it certainly didn’t go without a fight, registering many solid performances on Saturday afternoon at Penn’s Sheerr Pool in Philadelphia.

In swimming events, junior Melissa Parker and second Priscilla wongso punctuated the Big Red, as the pair made Cornell’s presence known in the freestyle events. The duo teamed up in the 50 and 100 freestyle races, finishing in the top five of both events. In the 50 freestyle, Wongso took first place, placing third in 23.69, followed by Parker in fifth (23.74). The roles were reversed in the 100 freestyle, Parker finishing third (51.59) and Wongso following in fourth (51.79). As if that wasn’t enough already, Parker also added a sixth place in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1: 52.51.

In the diving events, the seniors Demetra williams placed in the top five in both disciplines, finishing second in the 3-meter with 251.85 points. Williams was fourth in the 1-yard, amassing 242.85 points. Junior Elise Jendritz clinched his own fourth place, as his 245.05 points in the 3-yard were good for fourth.

Back to swimming, senior Gillian caverly was fifth in the 100 backstroke (57.00) and 200 backstroke (2: 02.86). Senior Allison chang swam well in breaststroke races, placing sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1: 05.34) and 200 breaststroke (2: 23.17).

Other notable performances on the day included Ashley altera at 200 butterfly and Allie Danko in the 1000 m freestyle. Altera clocked a time of 2: 05.47 in the 200 butterfly to place sixth, while Danko clocked the sixth fastest time in the 1,000 freestyle (10: 24.00).

At the end of the day, Penn emerged victorious from the Big Red by a score of 219-81, while Princeton beat Cornell by a score of 221-78. With the losses, Cornell drops to 2-3 on the season and 1-3 in conference action.

Cornell’s swim and dive team will be back in action when they participate in the Zippy Invitational, hosted by Akron, December 3-5 in Akron, Ohio.

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