Men's Swimming Falls Short Against Harvard

PHILADELPHIA - Despite falling to Harvard, the Penn men's swimming team turned in a strong performance on Saturday afternoon with six first place finishes at Sheerr pool.

The Quakers feel 183-117, but opened the meet up with a victory in the 200 yard medley relay, edging out Harvard by just over half a second with a time of 1:32.94. Chris Buck opened with backstroke and was followed by Brendan McHugh, Brad Farris, while Brett Gomes anchored the victory.

Gomes was also the first to finish in the 50 free, beating Harvard's Nicholas DuCille by seven hundredths of a second with his time of 21.44. Sophomore Brendan McHugh rang up multiple firsts, taking the top spot both the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke with times of 56.89 and 2:03.39 respectively.

Senior Kyle Loughran and sophomore Jeff Cragg rounded out the first place finishes for Penn. Loughran won the 100 free in 47.12, while Cragg won the 1-meter diving event with 294.45 points.

The loss drops Penn to 2-3 in the Ivy League. The Quakers return to the pool next Saturday when they take on Dartmouth and Yale in a tri-meet beginning at 10 a.m.