PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's swimming team closes out the regular season on Saturday against Ivy League power Harvard at Sheerr Pool. The diving will begin at 12 p.m. with swimming to follow.
The Quakers have won their last four meets entering this weekend, including a sweep last weekend over La Salle and UMBC. Senior Jeff Cragg established a new school record in the 3-meter dive with a score of 357.05, eclipsing his father's record set in 1974. Rhoads Worster had a strong day in the 100 and 200 Fly, while Brendan McHugh claimed wins in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke.
Despite the stellar efforts of Cragg and McHugh, Penn fell to Harvard last year by a score of 197-103, extending the Crimson's winning streak over Penn that dates back to 1971. Cragg won both diving events while McHugh took home both Breaststrokes and the 200 IM. A freshman, Harvard's Chuck Katis, will provide McHugh with a challenge this time around.
The other Penn victory last year came in the 200 Medley Relay, where a team that included McHugh, Worster and Peter Amos nicked Harvard's 'A' team by seven-hundredths of a second.
After the conclusion of Saturday's meet, the Quakers will have about two and a half weeks to prepare as they gather steam for the Ivy Championships, held March 1-3 at Princeton.