Men's Swimming Hosts West Chester Friday

PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers come back to Sheerr pool for the final time this season when they host West Chester, Friday evening at 5 p.m.

Penn takes on the Division II powerhouse after finishing up its Ivy League competition last weekend at Harvard. Against the Crimson Penn won six events, highlighted by strong performances from junior Jeff Cragg and Brendan McHugh. Cragg won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events while McHugh took top honors in the 100-yard and 100-yard breaststroke, as well as the 200-yard I.M.

This weekend the two will be hoping to make some history as they challenge for the pool records in their respective events. Cragg already owns the school and pool record in the 1-meter with 349.13 points and is in range of the 3-meter pool record of 331.20. Last weekend, his 340.20 points also left him just shy of his father's 1974 record of 342.25. McHugh meanwhile is in striking distance of both the 100 and 200-yard breast pool records, already owning the school records in each event.

In addition to the pair of juniors, freshman Rhoades Worster and sophomore Stephen Carroll will also look to build on the success they had in last week's meet.

West Chester has won its last two dual meets and is 4-2 overall, including a 211-120 pasting of Southern Connecticut St. last weekend. In that meet the Golden Rams won 12 of 19 possible events.

Last year the Red and Blue took care of business against West Chester, winning 180-117. In that meet, Cragg established new pool records in both diving events as Penn took 13 of a possible 16 events. Despite the loss, West Chester finished ninth at the Division II Championships last season.

A live webcast of Friday's meet is available here.

Friday will also be the last home meet for seniors Patrick Buck, Alex Kalish, Miki Silver, Mike Tompkins and Chip Van Tassell.