Penn men's and women's swimming earn mixed results at Sheerr Pool
Teams struggle with Dartmouth and Yale in final home meet of season
January 14, 2013, 2:38 am·
The Penn men and women’s swimming teams each competed in their final home meet at Sheerr Pool on Saturday as both teams took on Dartmouth and Yale.
The women swam past the Big Green for their third win of the season, 167.5-131.5, but couldn’t get past Yale, falling 176-121. Meanwhile, the men couldn’t get past either opponent, losing to 124-176 to the Bulldogs and 139-161 to Dartmouth.
For the women (3-3, 2-3 Ivy), senior Melissa Parratto finished first in both the 200 yardfreestyle and the 400 individual medley.
Freshman Emma Siewert finished behind Parratto in the freestyle event. Siewert also helped the 400 freestyle relay team win second place.
Junior Shelby Fortin continued the success that she has had this season, winning first in the 200 freestyle and backstroke.
Freshman Lauren Church placed second in the 100 backstroke, and her classmate Dayae Choi finished third in the 100 freestyle, sophomore Taylor Sneed finished second in the 100 butterfly and sophomore Zoe Gan finished third in the 200 breaststroke.For Penn’s men (2-4, 1-4), it was the younger swimmers who contributed the most toward the team’s performance. Freshman Chris Swanson and sophomore Dillon McHugh were the lone winners for the Red and Blue, winning the men’s 1000 freestyle and the 100 freestyle, respectively.
Swanson finished second in the 500 freestyle as well. Freshman Kyle Yu placed third in both the 100 & 200 breaststroke. Sophomore Alex Porter and freshman Eric Schultz finished second and third in the men’s 50 freestyle.
Junior Rhoads Worster was the lone upperclassman to place in the top three in any event for Penn, coming in second in the 100 backstroke.
In the final men’s event, the Quakers’ ‘A’ team of McHugh, Porter, Schultz and freshman Johnny Germanis won first place in the 40 freestyle relay.
Both the men’s and women’s squads will travel to Providence to compete in an Ivy tri-meet against Brown and Harvard on Saturday.