Swim & Diving meets the Road to Ithaca to face off at Cornell and Princeton

PHILADELPHIA – It’s going to be a busy weekend for the University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s swim and dive teams, who travel to Ithaca, NY to compete in separate encounters against hosts Cornell and Princeton.

Both dive teams will take on Big Red and Tigers at the Teagle Pool on Friday at 5pm, before the swim teams take on Cornell at 11am and Princeton at 3pm on Saturday

Quaker touch meal

*The men’s team is looking to continue their strong start to the season after beating Brown 150.5-149.5 in Providence last weekend. The Quakers took a total of eight first places in a fight decided by a single point. Alex Fu and Matthew Fallon both won two events to lead the day.

*Fu emerged victorious in the 50-yard freestyle (20.76) and 100-yard butterfly (48.82), while Fallon won the 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.76) and 200-yard medley (1:49.77 ) gained.

*James Curreri (100 back), Daniel Gallagher (200 back) and Truman Armstrong (500 free) also earned individual wins in the process Jack HamiltonFallon, Fu and Ben Feldman swam a 1:30.29 and placed first in the 200-yard medley relay at the meet’s opener.

*on the diving board, Jack Williams recorded two second places in the one-meter (318.23) and three-meter (314.63) jumps.

*The women put up a mighty fight against the Bears on Saturday, falling 220.5-79.5.

*Joy Jiang won the Quakers only event at the meet in the 200 fly with a time of 2:01.67.

*Jiang also had a second place finish in the 200-yard IM (2:07.08), joining other runners-up Anna Kalandadze (1,000 free) and Abby Wickersham (100% free).

*Sadie Howard led the dive team by two seconds in the three-meter (287.25) and one-meter (257.55) dives.

Scout Cornell

The Cornell men started the season strong with back-to-back wins over Binghamton, St. Bonaventure and Dartmouth before losing to Harvard 210.5-89.5 last weekend.

The Big Red were led by Joseph Gurski in the 200-yard fly, who earned the team’s only first place finish in the match against Crimson and Big Green.

The women also started the year 3-0 before losing 179-121 to Harvard last weekend. Cornell has 16 top 3 finishes with four wins. Priscilla Wongso won the 100 Free (51.63), Allie Danko won the 1,000 Free (10:35.20), while Emilie Boisrenoult won the 50 Free (23.80) and the 100 Fly (55.83).

Scout Princeton

The Tiger men opened the year with dominant victories over Brown (246-54) and Dartmouth (247-51) before falling narrowly to Columbia 155-145 on the road last weekend.

Princeton achieved a hard-fought 1-2-3 finish in the 1,000 Free, with John Ehling prevailing with his time of 9:18.48. Brett Feyerick (100 back), Max Walther (50 clear), Tyler Hong (200 back), and Josh Brown (200 IM) all earned individual wins for the meet.

In the women’s game, the Tigers are 3-0 after victories over Brown, Dartmouth and Rutgers.

Princeton won seven events against the Scarlet Knights last weekend, with Charlotte Martinkus posting a 294.08 score in the one-meter vault. Nikki Venema (50 free and 100 free), Meg Wheeler (200 back and 200 IM) and Heidi Smithwick (100 fly) also touched first in their respective events.