PHILADELPHIA The Penn men’s swimming and diving team easily downed West Chester on Friday evening, 186-112. The Quakers placed first in 12 of the 16 events during, in addition to sweeping the top three spots in the 100 and 200 backstroke.
Brendan McHugh led the team with three first place finishes, while Jeff Cragg and James Fee each picked up two. McHugh showcased his skill in the breaststoke, picking up first in the 100 and 200, in addition to first in the 200 IM. Cragg took the 1 meter and 3 meter diving events scoring 50 points higher then his competition in both, while Fee swept the long distance freestyle events the 500 and 1000 yard.
Matt Krey (100 backstroke), Larkin Macdonald (200 backstroke) and Jack Wiese (200 butterfly) each added a first place finish for the Quakers. This was the first time for Krey, a freshman, to hit the end of the pool first in an individual event. In addition, the relay teams began and finished the meet with a win.
The Quakers are back in Philadelphia for their last meet of the regular season a cross-city contest at La Salle on Wednesday evening.