WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW swimming and diving teams return to action this week at the Patriot Invitational in the final meet of the fall semester. The meet, which will be conducted in championship format, begins on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. and runs through Nov. 23.

The Seahawk men look to their title while the women hope to improve upon their seventh-place showing at the meet last season. Both teams look to rebound from a dual meet sweep at NC State earlier this month.

UNCW enters the meet with several relays ranked in the NCAA top-50 including the men’s 200 Free (43rd, 1:23.54) and 400 IM (37th, 3:23.0) relays. On the cusp of the top-50 are the men’s 200 medley (55th) and 400 Free (53rd).

Sophomore Jenson Engen ranks 45th nationally in the 100 Breaststroke and is just outside the top 50 in the 200 Breast, ranking 54th. The women’s 200 and 400 Medley relays are 56th and 52, respectively.

The Seahawk men, who set three meet records last year, broke through last season for their first Patriot Invitational title, edging host and former conference rival George Mason. Since 2007, the women have finished in the top three five times, including a run of four-straight second-place finishes.