Men's Swimming Falls to Cornell and Princeton

Ithaca, N.Y. - The Penn men's swimming team was unable to secure a victory in any its 16 events and subsequently lost to both Cornell and defending Ivy champion Princeton on Saturday afternoon at Cornell.

In the tri-meet, the Quakers lost by a 233-67 score to the Tigers, but were much closer to the Big Red, falling 172-120. The Red and Blue scored four top-three finishes on the day, with three coming from junior Brendan McHugh.

McHugh took second in his first event of the day, the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 57.07. He touched second in the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard I.M. McHugh finish the 200 breast in 2:06.08 and swam the 200 I.M. in 1:54.85.

As a team, Penn took third in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of freshman Rhoads Worster, McHugh, junior Peter Amos and junior Brett Gomes finished the eight laps in 1:35.13.

Sophomore Stephen Carroll recorded a top-four finish, placing fourth in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:47.30. Gomes also had a fourth place finish, swimming the 50-yard freestyle in 21.57. The final Red and Blue swimmer to come in fourth was sophomore Conor Blackwood, who swam the 200-yard backstroke in 1:56.66.

Now 0-4 overall, the Red and Blue return to the pool when the team travels to swim at the Kenyon Invitational, Dec. 2-4.