PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's swimming team looks to take a big step forward this weekend when they travel out to Kenyon College to take part in the Total Performance Invitational, beginning Thursday and running through Saturday.
The Quakers have opened the season with losses against Columbia, Connecticut, Cornell and Princeton, but look to turn it around at Kenyon. Last year Penn finished in second place, just 84.5 points behind host Kenyon. Also competing in the event this year are Colgate, Davidson, Grove City, Wayne State, Carnegie Mellon
Junior Brendan McHugh has swum well this season and looks to continue the success at Kenyon. Last year McHugh won four events at the meet last season, winning the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events, as well as the 200 and 400-yard I.M.
One area where Penn will be challenged is in the freestyle events. Last season the Quakers struggled in the sprint events, but juniors Peter Amos and Brett Gomes hope to reverse that trend. In distance freestyle, sophomore Stephen Carroll and junior Cameron Hood will be counted upon to score points, after recording top four finishes in distance events last year.
Results will be available after each day of competition.