Cambridge, Mass. - The Quakers got outstanding performances from a pair of juniors but it wasn't enough to take down Harvard as Penn lost to the Crimson 197-103 on Sunday afternoon.
Third-years Jeff Cragg and Brendan McHugh once again led the Red and Blue, as Cragg captured both diving events and McHugh won three individual events for the third straight meet.
Cragg's most impressive performance of the day was in the 3-meter diving event, where he won with a career-best 340.20. The score is also just shy of his father's school record of 342.25 which has stood since 1974. Rob Cragg also held the 1-meter diving record until the younger Cragg broke it last season. The junior also won the 1-meter event with 309.00 points.
McHugh was also dominant once again, winning the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard I.M. He finished the 100 in 55.96 and the 200 in 2:04.19, before ending his swimming with a 1:53.14 in the I.M.
The breaststroker was also a member of Penn's only other victory on the day, helping the Red and Blue to a win in the 200-yard medley Relay. The foursome of junior Matt Krey, McHugh, freshman Rhoads Worster and junior Peter Amos finished in 1:33.73, just seven hundredths of a second ahead of Harvard.
Individually, Worster had a pair of third-place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke (52.22) and 100-yard butterfly (51.28). Sophomore Stephen Carroll also swam well, touching second in the 500-yard free with a time of 4:37.87. Carroll also came in third in the 200-yard butterfly (1:55.78)
Penn returns to the pool on Friday at 5 p.m. when the team hosts West Chester in its final home meet of the year.
Download: Harvard Results.pdf