PHILADELPHIA - Junior Brendan McHugh set a pair of pool records as the Quakers beat West Chester 170-105 in the team's final home swim meet, Friday night at Sheerr Pool.
McHugh won both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events in record-breaking fashion as Penn
won each of the first 12 events on senior night, with first-place
finishes from a multitude of swimmers. In the 100, McHugh finished in 55.18, breaking the pool record of 55.30 which was set back in 1998 by Brendan Hansen. Hansen set the record as high schooler at Haverford Senior High School, before becoming a world record-holder in the 100-meter and 200-meter events and winning and winning silver and bronze in the events at the 2004 Olympics. The junior's 200 time of 2:01.78 broke the previous record of 2:03.28, set by Mike Norment back in 1993.
The Red and Blue opened with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay, as the foursome of freshman Rhoads Worster, McHugh, and juniors Peter Amos and Brett Gomes finished in 1:32.20. Junior Cameron Hood followed by winning the 1000-yard free in 9:43.28.
Sophomore Christopher Flemming continued the streak by taking the 200-yard free in 1:44.90. Senior Mike Tompkins got in on the action in the 200-yard butterfly, winning in 1:56.88, and Amos followed with a 21.27 victory in the 50-yard freestyle.
Junior Jeff Cragg broke up the swimming and took top honors in the 1-meter diving event with his score of 293.55. Back between the lanes, Logan Ware won his first event of the season, taking the 100-yard free in 48.24.
A victory by sophomore Conor Blackwood in the 200-yard backstroke continued the streak and freshman Will Hartje pushed it to 12 straight victories with a 4:45.06 in the 500-yard free.
Penn returns to the pool on Tuesday when they travel to take on La Salle at 5 p.m.