Penn’s Chris Swanson Breaks Oldest Record in Ivy League Books

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PRINCETON – Penn’s Chris Swanson lowered the oldest Ivy League record, while Princeton continued to march its way to the Ivy League Men’s Championships title.

Princeton kicked off the night with an Ivy League and pool record in the 200-yard medley relay.  Michael Strand (21.50), Jack Pohlmann (23.67), Connor Maher (20.96) and Harrison Wagner (18.82) turned in a scorching NCAA A cut time of 1:24.95.

That performance cleared the previous record set by Princeton in 2012, which stood at 1:25.89.

Columbia’s David Jakl (21.92), Stanley Wong (24.63), Kevin Frifeldt (20.96) and Alex Ngan (19.61) touched second in 1:27.12.

Harvard’s Jack Manchester (22.39), Shane McNamara (24.71), Steven Tan (20.70) and Griffin Schumacher (19.34) claimed third in 1:27.14.

Penn’s Chris Swanson lowered a historic Ivy League record with an 8:49.55 in the 1000-yard freestyle. That performance took down the 1983 mark of 8:52.75 set by Columbia’s Tony Corbisiero 32 years ago.  That was the oldest record on the Ivy League books.

Incidentally, it also crushed the meet record of 8:52.88 set set last year by Yale’s Brian Hogan and the pool record of 8:54.86 set by Princeton’s Paul Noelle.

Hogan, meanwhile, claimed second overall in 8:54.32, while Penn’s Taylor Uselis picked up third-place with a time if 9:02.89.

Another Ivy League record fell as Princeton’s Corey Okubo charged his way to victory in 3:43.95.  That performance beat the previous Ivy League standard of 3:4.39 set by Dartmouth’s Nejc Zupan in 2013.  It also lowered the meet record of 3:45.85 set by Princeton’s Samuel Smiddy this morning.

Smiddy took second tonight in 3:45.62, while Harvard’s Christian Carbone finished third overall in 3:46.76.

Columbia’s David Jakl raced his way to the men’s 100-yard fly title in 46.05, while Harvard’s Max Yakubovich touched second overall in 46.88.  Princeton’s Zach Buerger also cleared the 47-second mark with a third-place 46.99.

Penn’s Eric Schultz tracked down the men’s 200-yard free win in 1:34.80.  Princeton’s Teo D’Alessandro took second with a time of 1:35.63, while Yale’s Rob Harder rounded out the top three in 1:36.05.

Cornell’s Alex Evdokimov picked up the men’s 100-yard breaststroke win with a time of 53.12.  Princeton went 2-3 with Byron Sanborn (53.41) and Jack Pohlmann (53.47) taking second and third.

Columbia’s David Jakl doubled up with a 45.98 in the men’s 100-yard back. That swim beat Alex Righi’s Ivy League record of 46.32 from 2009. Princeton’s Michael Strand took second in 46.47 with Cornell’s Dylan Sali earning third in 46.82.

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2015 Ivy League Men’s Championships, Day Two – Results

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  1. Dave Hahmann

    Congrats Chris! The Hahmanns are proud of you!

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