PHILDELPHIA The Penn men’s swimming team notched a win and a loss at a tri-meet in Princeton, N.J. on Saturday afternoon. The Red and Blue had six first-place finishes as Penn out swam Cornell, 189-111, but fell to No. 22 Princeton, 175-125. In the process severl schools records were shattered.Brendan McHugh broke two school records in both the 100 and 200 breastroke, while the 200 medley relay team broke the school record in its event.
The Quakers opened the meet with a first and third place finish in 200 medley relay. The lineup of Larkin Macdonald,McHugh, Brad Farris and Chris Buck swam to a first place finish with a time of 1:31.33 to put themselves in the record book. The team broke the schools record by .01 of a second that was set last year by Chaz Maul, Farris, Buck and then-senior Christopher Weitekamp (1:31.34). Matt Krey, Robert Shilton, Jack Wiese and Brett Gomes came in third (1:33.50).
In the second event of the meet, the 1000 freestyle, Cameron Hood swam to a second place finish (9:16.33). James Fee and Kyle Loughranfollowed withboth placing in the 200 freestyle. Fee swam to a first place finish(1:38.20) and Loughran placed third (1:40.35). In addition, Buck took first in the 50 freestyle.
In the 100 breastroke, McHugh swam to a first place finish and a school record in 55.69. The school record was previously held by Kenneth Goh in 2000. McHugh added another school record in the 200 breastroke, placing first in 2:00.33. He broke the record held my Micahel McClune in 1992 (2:02.10) by almost two full seconds.
In the two diving events, Penn’s Jeff Cragg and Princeton’s Daniel Dickerson traded first place finishes. Cragg took first in the 1-meter (266.10), while Dickerson (257.60) placed second and in the 3-meter Dickerson (305.95) took first and Cragg (290.20) followed in second. The meet culminated with Penn taking second in the 400 freestyle relay.
Penn is back in the pool Dec. 4 when the team heads to Ohio for the annual Kenyon Invitational.