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Ivies Make Strong Showing at NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships

Penn's Chris Swanson
Penn's Chris Swanson


AUSTIN, Texas -- Four Ivy League competitors earned All-American honorable mention status this past weekend at the NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. 

Competitors placing first through eighth earn All-American status, while those placing ninth through 16th earn All-American honorable mention.  

Penn's Chris Swanson had the highest placing of the meet, finishing ninth in the 1,650 to become the third Quaker in school history to record a top 10 finish at the national championship. He touched the wall in 14:49.63 to become Penn's first top-10 finisher since Steve Kuster in 1993 (200 butterfly). Swanson also placed 38th in the 500 freestyle. 

Yale sophomore Brian Hogan placed 18th in the 1,650, narrowly missing out on All-American honorable mention. He logged a time of 14:56.99. Hogan also placed 34th in the 500 freestyle and 38th in the 200 freestyle. 

Dartmouth's Nejc Zupan finished 13th in the 100 breaststroke after tying for the eighth-fastest time in the preliminaries and having to participate in a swim-off. Zupan and Michigan's Richard Funk each recorded prelim times of 52.44. Funk, however, won the swim-off to advance to the "A" final. In the "B" final, Zupan touched the wall in 52.69. Zupan also finished 18th in the 200 breaststroke with a prelim time of 1:54.63. 

Columbia's David Jakl placed 12th in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:43.98 in the finals. He set a school mark in the prelims with a time of 1:43.25. He also placed 48th in the 50 freestyle and 27th in the 100 freestyle. 

The Lions' Kevin Quinn placed 25th in the 200 butterfly and 55th in the 200 IM. 

Harvard's Mike Mosca finished 13th in the three-meter diving competition and 30th in the one-meter diving competition. He scored a 367.70 to place 14th in the three-meter preliminaries and a 392.65 to finish 13th in the finals. Mosca scored 291.15 in the prelims of the one-meter board. 

Harvard's Eric Ronda placed 28th in the 200 breaststroke and 39th in the 100 breaststroke. He also swam on one of Harvard's relays. The Crimson relays finished 27th in the 400 freestyle, 25th in the 800 freestyle, 22nd in the 400 medley and 25th in the 200 freestyle.

Griffin Schumacher, Jacob Luna, Jack Manchester and Danny Crigler also competed in the relay events for the Crimson.