New Haven, Conn. - The Quakers won nine events, including the meet's final competition, to hold off host Yale, 153-147, on Saturday in New Haven. Penn also defeated Dartmouth, 177-123 to sweep the tri-meet.
In meet's final event, the 400-yard free relay, the foursome of junior Peter Amos, senior Michael Tompkins, freshman Paul Maneri and freshman Rhoads Worster held off the host Bulldogs and finished in 3:08.00, .75 ahead of second-place Yale to clinch victory for the Red and Blue. Penn's 'B' relay of sophomore Christopher Flemming, freshman Ben Whitenack, sophomore Nick Johnson and junior Cameron Hood finished fourth in the event with a time of 3:11.68.
Overall, three different Quakers won multiple events as Penn swept its tri-meet with the Bulldogs and Big Green for the second consecutive season. Junior Brendan McHugh once again proved why he is one of the top swimmers in the league, winning all three of his individual events and helping the Red and Blue's 200-yard medley relay to a first-place finish.
McHugh won the 100-yard breaststroke by nearly four seconds with his time of 55.27, and also won the 200 in 2:02.40. The junior also won the 100-yard free (46.26) and swam with Worster, Amos and junior Brett Gomes to top honors in the medley relay with a time of 1:33.12.
Worster also won a pair of events by himself, touching first in both the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard backstroke. He finished the fly in 1:53.80 and beat out Mickey Ahern of Dartmouth by just two hundredths of a second in the backstroke with his time of 1:51.70.
Junior Jeff Cragg also had a strong Saturday, winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. He had a season-high 307.80 points in the 1-meter and also went over 300 in the 3-meter with a score of 316.60.
The Quakers look to extend their Ivy win streak to three when they swim against Harvard, Sunday at 11 a.m.