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.”

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.

Individual Upsets Will Be Key in Red’s Weekend

The men’s and women’s swimming teams are headed out to Princeton, N.J., tomorrow for a tri-meet against Princeton and Penn. Both men and women’s teams are looking forward to a battle against the two solid teams. [img_assist|nid=33809|title=More bars in more places|desc=The women’s swimming team competes during a home loss against Brown on Feb. 9|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
“We’re definitely looking to beat Penn, we feel pretty confident we should,” senior captain Wes Newman said. “Against Princeton, our strategy is to try to improve on our personal performances last week against Harvard and see what happens.”

Cornell Kicks Off Ivies With Green, Crimson

The men’s and women’s swimming teams will dive into Ivy action this weekend with a meet against Dartmouth and Harvard. For the second straight year, the Red, Green and Crimson will start off their seasons competing against each other.
This season, both the men’s and women’s meets will be held in Cambridge. Dartmouth hosted the meet a year ago, in which both Crimson squads swept the Red and Green.
Cornell would like to overcome last year’s mediocre seasons with a strong showing this weekend.

Red Splits in Pool With Bears

The men’s swimming and diving team dove off the starting block this weekend in Providence, R.I., winning the first six events in its 170-125 win against Brown. The women’s team kicked its way to several individual wins and personal best times, but couldn’t pull out the team victory against a strong Brown squad, falling 191-104.