Cambridge, Mass. - The Red and Blue got a second-place finish from Brendan McHugh but it wasn't enough to push into fourth, as the Quaker s finished in fifth at the 2011 Ivy League Championships held at Harvard.
Penn was in fifth heading into the final day, with Cornell siting close behind in sixth. The Quakers held off the Big Red, outscoring them 840-812.5. Princeton won the Ivy League title with a second-place finish in the final event and ended the meet with 1400 points, a mere 5.5 ahead of Harvard. The Crimson finished in second with 1394.5 while Columbia (1078.5) and Yale (878.5) placed third and fourth.
McHugh earned his third All-Ivy honor by touching second in the 200-yard breast with a school-record time of 1:56.77. He set his second individual school record of the meet with his time, breaking his 2009 record. McHugh or Princeton's Jon Christensen finished 1-2 in each of the three meets in which they raced over the three days.
Freshman Rhoads Worster was impressive in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing the event in sixth with a time of 1:49.99. He was also less than three tenths of a second out of fourth place in the event.
In the 1,000-yard freestyle, junior Cameron Hood was Penn's fastest finisher, taking ninth with his time of 9:23.69. Fellow classmate Peter Amos reached his first final and ended up eighth in the 100-yard free with a time of 45.73.
Overall the Quakers broke four records at the Championships this weekend, two individual events and two relays.