PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's swimming team ends its dual meet season on Wednesday when it plays host to city rival La Salle with the meet beginning at 5 p.m.
The Quakers have beat three straight opponents, their longest such streak since the 2003-2004, and have won four of their five meets in January. Penn has relied on depth in many of its events and also the prowess of sophomore Brendan McHugh senior co-captain Kyle Loughran.
McHugh hasn't lost in the 100 breast or the 200 breast in any meet this season and has won the 200 IM in each of the past two meets in which he swam the event. Loughran has been equally impressive, finishing first in the 100 free in each of his last three meets, andedging out sophomore Brett Gomesthe 50 free in a tri-meet with Yale and Dartmouth.
Last season the Red and Blue took care of the La Salle by a 167-132 score, capturing nine events, including both diving events. Jeff Cragg won the 1-meter, while Alex Marple took first in the 3-meter. Gomes took first in the 50 free, an event he was won in two of the past three meets this year.
Much like last year, tomorrow's meet will feature shorter events than in a normal meet. Swimmers will take part in the 50 back, 50 breast and 50 fly and the only 200 will be the 200 free. The 200 medley and 200 free relays will bookend the meet.