Kenyon, Ohio - The Penn men's swimming team earned its first victory of the season in convincing fashion, beating five other programs to claim the top spot at the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon on Saturday.
After finishing second last the year, the Quakers pulled away from host Kenyon in the final day of competition. The Red and Blue finished with 1,600 points, more than 100 greater than second place Kenyon (1,482.5).
Penn recorded three first place finishes on the final day with two coming from junior Brendan McHugh. McHugh won the 200-yard breast in 1:59.55 and also captured first in the 200-yard I.M. by touching in 1:49.89.
The junior also swam in both of the Quakers' relays on the day, helping Penn to a second place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:31.00) and a third in the 400-yard free relay (3:03.68). McHugh swam with sophomore Nick Johnson, freshman Rhoads Worster and junior Peter Amos in the 200, and then joined Amos, freshman Paul Maneri and Worster in the final event of the evening, the 400.
Worster also had some impressive individual performances, winning the 200-yard back in 1:50.29 and taking fourth in the 100-yard fly with a time of 50.66. The freshman had another fourth place finish, with a time of 1:54.51 in the 200 I.M.
Sophomore Stephen Carroll, junior Matt Krey and freshman Paul Hartmeier also recorded top-five finishes. Carroll took third (4:33.66) and Hartmeier finished fifth (4:36.02) in the 500-yard free while Krey placed fourth in the 200-yard back (1:52.65.)
The Quakers don't race again for the month of December and return to the pool when they take on Brown in North Miami Beach, Florida on January 5.