Men's Swimming Hosts West Chester Friday

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's swimming team seeks to push its win streak to three, when it hosts West Chester on Friday evening at 6 p.m.

The Quakers have won three of four and took down Yale and Dartmouth two weeks ago as they continue to improve as the season moves toward the Ivy Championships next month.

The Red and Blue won eight of a possible 16 events last week and were led by sophomore Brendan McHugh and senior Kyle Loughran. McHugh won 100 breast (56.76), 200 breast (2:04.27), 200 IM (1:54.54) and 200 yard medley relay, while Loughran took first in both the 50 (21:02) and 100 yard free (46.02) and anchored the Quakers first place finish in the 400 yard free relay. Senior James Fee also had a pair of individual wins, in the 200 free (1:40.57) and the 500 free (4:33.51).

This weekend Penn will face a good test in Division II foe West Chester. The Golden Rams beat Southern Connecticut State last weekend 146.5-121.5 after dropping a tough tri-meet to NJIT and Johns Hopkins two weeks ago. Against the Owls, freshman Tommy Rhoads, reigning PSAC swimmer of the week, captured two of West Chester's nine victories in the meet, taking the 100 free (47.48) and the 200 free (1:45.95).