Men's Swimming Handles UConn

Storrs, Conn. - The men's swimming and diving team recovered from its near-miss on Friday to defeat Connecticut, 177-123, on Sunday.

The Quakers opened up an early lead over the Huskies, taking 13 of a possible 17 points from the afternoon's first event: the 200 Yard Medley Relay. The team of Dillon and Brendan McHugh, Rhoads Worster and Alex Porter won with a time of 1:34.14. Those same four would end the meet with a victory in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay as well.

Cam Hood was next up for Penn in the 1000 Freestyle. His time of 9:40.15 beat the time of Connecticut's Sawyer Franz by more than five seconds. Two freshmen made an instant impact in the 200 Freestyle as Sam Ruddy and Konner Scott finished 1-2 for the Red and Blue, Ruddy winning the race in 1:42.45.

Brendan McHugh continued his domination in the 100 Breaststroke, establishing an early lead and cruising to a win with a time of 56.72. Worster followed his lead in the 200 Butterfly, touching the wall in first by over two seconds in 1:54.10.

Other event winners for Penn on the day included Jeff Cragg in both the 1- and 3-Meter Diving competitions, Hood in the 500 Freestyle (4:38.70), Worster in the 100 Fly (51.14) and Scott in the 200 IM (1:57.40). In all, the Quakers won 11 of the day's 16 events.

Penn returns to action next weekend when they host Princeton and Cornell at Sheerr Pool on Friday and Saturday. The diving competition will take place on Friday night at 7 p.m. The men's races will begin on Saturday at 3 p.m.