Gomez claims two victories during his final meet at McCoy Natatorium
LION CAREER 2011-12: Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 200 breast and the 400 IM in the summer of 2012...Competed in three events in the 2012 Big Ten Championships, including a 12th-place finish in the B Finals in the 200 breast with a time of 1:59.74, fourth all-time in Penn State history...Set a personal best record in the 200 breast, as well as in the 400 IM (3:51.57) for a 14th place finish in the B Final at the Big Tens...Led a Nittany Lion sweep of the 400 IM against West Virginia with a time of 4:04.44 and again in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:06.19...Won the 200 breast against Georgia Tech with a time of 2:05.11...Qualified for the 200 breast A final at the Ohio State Invitational with a time of 2:01.60 before finishing eighth with 2:03.05...Recorded a season high of 58.00 seconds in the 100 breast at OSU, as well as a personal best in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.27 (12/2/11)...Finished the 200 breaststroke in 2:02.88 to capture a second place finish against Navy.... With a time of 2:03.49, placed third against OSU and Michigan (1/27/12)...Rounded out the regular season with a first place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.14 against Lehigh (2/4/12).
2010-11: Competed in eight events as a freshman, seeing the most action in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and the 400 individual medley... Swam 2:08.01 for a third place finish at West Virginia (10/16/10)... Notched a career-best time of 58.82 at the Georgia Invitational (12/4/10), finishing in 20th place...Also posted a career-best in the 200 breaststroke at the Georgia Invitational, swimming a time of 2:04.24...Earned a third place finish in the 400 IM at West Virginia...Had season-best time of 3:59.52 in the 400 IM at the Georgia Invitational.
Swam for the Scarlet Athletic Club under the direction of Tom Speedling ...Qualified for Junior Nationals three times...Four-time Secional Championship finalist in 2009 (100 and 200 breaststroke, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle)...Two-time Sectional Championship finalist in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.
Chris Patrick Cipolla was born December 2, 1991 in Chicago, Ill. to Ann and Robert Cipolla...Majoring in nutrition.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the strong bond that the swim team shares, the amazing amount of school spirit, and the outstanding level of education."