PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's and women's swimming and diving teams are set to conclude the calendar year in Gambier, Ohio, competing at the Total Performance Invitational. Kenyon College and the James A. Steen Aquatic Center will serve as the site for the three-day event, with Davidson College, Carnegie Mellon University, Depauw University and John's Hopkins University rounding out the six-team field.
Kenyon enters the invite as the top-ranked Division III team in the country on both the men's and women's sides. The Lords finished as runners-up in last year's NCAA Championships. Carnegie Mellon is slotted as the 11th-best men's program in D3, while the women are ranked 12th. The women of Depauw are 6th in America, while their men are 24th, while for John's Hopkins, the men are fifth and the women are ninth.
Davidson joins Penn as the other Division I program in the field, competing in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Past Total Performance Invites
The Quakers have had a great deal of success over the years at the Total Performance Invitational, with the men and women combining for 13 team championships over the last seven seasons.
Last year, the men came out on top by over 1,000 points more than the field, totaling 2,945 after the three-day competition. The women recorded a score of 2,753, besting the second-place Lords who finished at 1,866.
Last Time Out
Both Quaker sides put together dominant performance last time out, defeating Big 5 rival La Salle on the road. The men (5-1) took down the Explorers 161-132 and are rolling, after sweeping their first Ivy League tri-meet of the season at Cornell, defeating the Big Red and Princeton. The women (5-1) defeated La Salle 163-122 and also have two Ivy League victories under their belts in Cornell and Columbia.