Men's Swimming Finishes Fourth At Ivy League Championships

2010 Ivy League Championship Results

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Penn men's swimming concluded one its best seasons under head coach Michael Schnur, with a fourth place finish at the Ivy League Championships on Saturday at Princeton.

Penn finished fourth in the meet with 959 points, earning its highest finish since taking fourth in 1974. Columbia finished third with 996.5 points, while Harvard came in second (1341.5) and Princeton took the Ivy title (1552.5).

Head Coach Michael Schnur had nothing but good things to say about his swimmers after the event. "The guys were terrific this weekend," said Schnur. "We had a great championship meet and it was a really great way to end the season. We had two guys break their own school records, in James Fee and Brendan McHugh, and to do that was really impressive."

Senior James Fee concluded his career as arguably the best distance swimmer in school while breaking his own school record in the 1,000 yard free. Fee dropped 11 seconds off his seed time and held off Blake Lewkowitz on the final lap to finish second with a time of 9:10.68. Fee holds school records in the 500, 1,000 and 1650 yard free and finished second in the 500 and third in the 1,650 at this year's Ivy Championships.

Sophomore Brendan McHugh continued his strong performance on the weekend, as he took third in the 200 yard breast with a time of 1:59.21. Seeded third going in, McHugh dropped two seconds in the final but wasn't able to pass the two ahead of him. He finished with two thirds and a second in the Ivy League Championships, including a school record-breaking performance in the 200 I.M.

Sophomore Jeff Cragg finished fifth in the 1-meter diving event, scoring 286.95 points. Senior Jack Wiese also had a top eight performance, finishing sixth in the 200 yard fly with his time with his time of 1:50.36. In the 100 yard free, seniors Kyle Loughran and Chris Buck ended their careers with strong performances. Loughran finished 13th (45.88), while Buck (45.96) took 14th in the event.

For complete results check the Ivy League website: here

Download: 2010 Ivy Championships Results-Complete.pdf