New Events Pay Off for Red at Home vs. Colgate

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both competed in meets against Colgate University at Teagle Pool last weekend, though with different results. The men came away with a commanding 179-102 win, sweeping all 16 contests, while the women dropped their meet by a slim 169-129 margin.
As they have done throughout the season, the men continued to improve and showcase just how talented of a team they are. Not only did the Red place first in each one of its 16 total events, but the top-2 swimmers in each race were Cornell swimmers.[img_assist|nid=34215|title=Just keep swimming|desc=The men’s swim team added some longer events to its line-up, including the 800-yard freestyle relay, in which the team broke a pool record.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]

Men set new pool records in home meet with Navy, Yale

The men’s swimming and diving team has been busy this break, as the athletes have continued to increase their stamina and post increasingly faster times. They started back on Dec. 6 by soundly beating Binghamton, 197-102. Seniors Wes Newman and Phil Baity, sophomores Dean Holcomb, Bingming Thum and Chris Keady, and freshmen Michael Cai and Julian Chan all won individual events. In total, Cornell captured 12 out of the 16 total events in the meet.
The Red then returned home on Jan. 10 to compete in a tri-meet against Navy and Yale. This meet proved to be the fastest of the year for Cornell, as four previous pool records were broken by Cornell swimmers.

Offseason Training Yields Faster Times

The men’s swim season is underway, and expectations for the team are high. After kicking off the season with a victory against Dartmouth and a narrow defeat at defending champion Harvard’s home pool, the Red feels confident and ready to compete with every team it faces throughout the year.
“We’re feeling really good right now,” said senior Nick Cochran. “Everybody is really starting to get into shape. The peak of our season is fast approaching; everybody is feeling good and getting ready to swim some fast times.”
The Red decided to tweak its training regimen this offseason, which ap­pears to be paying off. The team has consistently improved as many members of the team have turned in noticeably faster times.

Swimming Teams Confident With Weekend

Although the results of this past weekend may not directly show it, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continued to make strides against Penn and Princeton, proving that they are able to compete with the best. Both teams placed third over the weekend, but in doing so they showed that from top to bottom they are making improvements.
“We’re definitely happy with how things went,” said senior co-captain Phil Baity, who finished first in the 200-meter backstroke. “It was a very fast meet, probably the fastest dual meet that I’ve ever been a part of. All three teams put up some amazing swims.”
The men, who beat Dartmouth and narrowly lost to defending Ivy League champion Harvard in their previous meet, posted even faster times this weekend in Princeton, N.J.

First Meet Bodes Well For Men’s Swimming

One thing became evident about the men’s swimming team after its meet at Harvard this past weekend — this team is ready to compete for an Ivy title. After traveling to Cambridge, Mass., to take on Dartmouth and defending Ivy champion Harvard, the Red came up seconds short of beating the defending champions in its own pool. Cornell did defeat Dartmouth, but ultimately could not hold on for the upset over the Crimson.
“We were really close to them in two races,” said senior co-captain Wes Newman, who placed first in both the 100 and 200 free. “If we had won those two, we would have won the meet.”
Despite narrowly losing to Harvard, the Red’s performance over the week served as a huge confidence booster heading into the season.

Golf Ends Fall Season With Loss

The golf team closed out the fall portion of its season this past weekend with a home tri-meet against Binghamton and St. Bonaventure. The Red had hopes to finish out its season strong, but could not get into a rhythm on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course and finished 3rd with a team score of 310. Binghamton won the meet, collectively posting a 302. [img_assist|nid=32823|title=Mind tricks|desc=Sophomore Dan Bosse lines up a putt. Bosse finished first for the Red over the weekend, No. 4 overall.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
The tri-meet proved to be a disappointing end to the first half of the Red’s season. It hoped to make-up for its poor performances earlier in the year, but was unable to do so.

Golf Extends Fall Season Extra Week

The golf team elected to prolong its fall season by a week, scheduling a tri-meet with Binghamton and St. Bonaventure this weekend. The one-round competition will be hosted by Cornell at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course on Sunday. The meet will serve as a final chance for the Red to sharpen its game and gain some momentum before the long winter offseason.
“We’d really like to go out and play well,” said sophomore Dan Bosse. “Especially being at home, it’d be great to build some momentum heading into the winter. The last few tournaments we’ve stumbled a bit, we just want to go out and get some confidence back.”

In Philly, Golf Doesn’t Play to Expectations

The golf team set out to defend last year’s title at the Big Five Invitational in Philadelphia this past weekend. The end result did not follow this plan, however, as the Red finished in 13th place. Junior Robert Cronheim and sophomore Matthew Jaye led the team, each posting scores of 153 to finish in a tie for 34th overall. Sophomore Dan Bosse was not far behind, finishing three shots back with a 156.

Golf Ends Fall Slate at Annual Big Five Invite

The golf team will travel to Philadelphia this weekend to close out the fall portion of their season with the Big Five Invitational. The Red enters the tournament in a similar situation to last weekend, as the team is the defending champions at this weekends tournament. While its approach is no different than any other week, the Red is eager to get out and improve on its performance from last week and play up to its potential.
“We’re really excited,” said jun­ior Robert Cron­heim, who leads the team in scoring this season. “We’re really looking forward to getting out there and competing. Personally, I feel great about our chances on this golf course.”

Confident Golf Team Falters On Second Day, Finishes Eighth

The golf team traveled to Wilmington, Delaware this past weekend to compete in the Scotty Duncan Memorial hosted by the University of Delaware. The Red entered the tournament Saturday as the defending champion, enthusiastic about the course and its chances of winning. The team was eager to defend its title, but faltered on the second day of competition and finished the two rounds of play with a total team score of 623, good for a tie for 8th place overall in the 16-team field.[img_assist|nid=32493|title=Like clockwork|desc=Sophomore Matt Jaye is one of only two golfers this year with previous collegiate experience.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]