Day Two Results
Gambier, Ohio -Brendan McHugh set the tone for the men's swimming team on Friday morning during preliminaries, now the Quakers are in theperfect position to repeat as back-to-back champions of the TotalPerformance Invitational.
Swimming in the 100 Breaststroke competition, McHugh set both a pool and Penn school record with a time of 53.04 during prelims to advance to the finals on Friday evening. He then coasted to victory in 53.71 for one of four Penn victories on the night. His prelim time ranks fifth in the country this year, behind only four swimmers from the Pac-12,and sets the table for him to qualify forthe national meet in March.Daniel Gutnayer finished third in the 100 Breast finals with a time of 57.32.
Thenight began with the 200 Free Relay where Penn's 'A' and 'B' teams went second and third to offset the first place finish of Kenyon's 'A' team. Rhoads Worster went to work in the subsequent men's event, winning the 200 Butterfly in a time of 1:50.29. Later in the evening, Worster would add a second place finish in the 100 Backstroke, an event won by Dillon McHugh in 50.36.
The night's last event was the 400 Medley Relay, and the Quaker team of Worster, Brendan McHugh, Paul Maneri and Alex Porterput an exclamation point on the evening by edging Kenyon to the finish by .64, winning the event in 3:20.15.
Penn carries a 118-point lead over the Lords into the final day of competition on Saturday. The third place team, Carnegie-Mellon, is nearly 500 points behind Penn. To watch all of tomorrow's preliminary and finals action, click here.