M., W. Swimming See Mixed Results

The men’s and women’s swimming teams had a competitive weekend, matching up with Columbia for their last home meet. For both teams the meet was an important trial as Ivy Championships approach. The women’s team, having only one postseason meet, is focusing hard on doing well in these last few meets. The men have an extra week before they go to EISL championships, followed by NCAA championships for some of the top swimmers.
“We’re a team that beyond heroic swims from guys like Wes Newman are seeing every guy put out times he never thought was possible,” senior Phil Baity said. “It’s those swims that win us dual meets, and it’s those swims that are going to help us do well at Championships.”

Cornell Swimmers Prep for Short Trip to Binghamton

The men’s and women’s aquatic teams will head to central New York rival Binghamton this weekend for the Red’s first dual meet of the season. Both squads incurred tough losses last weekend, especially for a men’s team that had a chance to beat Penn.
This weekend should prove to be fruitful for both teams, however.
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“Binghamton has definitely been getting better over the years and really shaving down their times,” said sophomore Kathleen Hohwald, “so it should be a good meet for us. We really need to just keep swimming at our personal bests.”