PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers look for their second consecutive first place finish at the Total Performance Invitational when they travel out to Kenyon College for the three-day meet beginning on Thursday.
The Invitational at Kenyon will serve as a good gauge for Penn after their 2-1 start to open the season. The Red and Blue defeated BIG EAST foe Connecticut to open the year and split with Cornell and Princeton two weeks ago. At Kenyon, the Quakers will face off against Division III power Kenyon as well as Colgate, Davidson, Grove City, Wayne State, Carnegie Mellon .
Helping Penn to its strong start this year has been a trio of freshman. First-year Katherine Ashenfelter had a pair of top-five performances in backstroke against Princeton and Cornell while freshman counterpart Shelby Fortin won the 200-yard free and placed in the top four in the 50 and 100. Kristi Edleson also swam well last meet, with second and third place finishes in the 1,000 and 500-yard free.
Junior Laura Klick also swan hard last weekend, winning the 100-yard breast and taking second the in 200. Sophomore Melissa Parratto won the 200-yard I.M. last meet and will swim that, in addition to the 400-yard I.M. at Kenyon.
Results will be available after each day of competition.