PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's swimming team had arguably its most impressive meet of the year, taking down Yale and Dartmouth on Saturday at Sheerr pool.
The Quakers beat the Bulldogs 170-130 and took care of Dartmouth 249-51 to finish 4-3 in the Ivy League.The win over the Eli'sis the first for head coach Michael Schnur since he began coaching at Penn as an assistant in 1992. The four Ivy wins is also the most for Penn since the 2002-2003 season.
The Red and Blue won eight of a possible 16 events on the afternoon, including first place finishes in each of the final two, the 200 IM and 400 yard free relay, to seal the victory.
Sophomore Brendan McHugh had a hand in three of those wins, earning the top spot in the 100 breast (56.76), 200 breast (2:04.27) and 200 I.M. (1:54.54).
Seniors James Fee and Kyle Loughran also swam well for the Quakers. Fee won the 200 free in a time of 1:40.57, and took top honors in the 500 (4:33.51), while Loughran won the 100 free by three hundredths of a second with his time of 46.02. The two also won the 400 yard free relay along with Brad Farris and Chris Buck.
Penn returns to the pool on Friday, January 29, when they play host to West Chester, with the meet getting underway at 6 p.m.