New Haven, Conn. - The Quakers had nine top-two finishes but it wasn't enough to take down host Yale as the Red and Blue earned a split on Saturday, falling to the Bulldogs, 179-121, and beating Dartmouth 164-136.
Penn got a pair of victories from freshman Shelby Fortin and seven second-place finishes in the tri-meet. Fortin won the 100-yard backstroke and the 50-yard free, finishing the 100 in 57.78 and taking the 50 in 24.32. She also earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.43.
Junior Laura Klick touched second in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke on Saturday, finishing in 1:05.89 and 2:22.14. She also came in second in the 200-yard I.M (2:08.78). Senior Kelby Zimmerman finished right behind Klick in both breaststroke events for a pair of third-place finishes.
Freshman Katherine Ashenfelter came in right behind Klick in the I.M. with her time of 2:09.89 and led off Penn's second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Klick, junior Felicia Leksono and sophomore Blair Webb combined with Ashenfelter to finish in 1:48.64. Leksono also took third in the 50-yard free with her time of 24.69.
The Quakers also got second-place finishes from freshman Julia Anderson and sophomore Melissa Parratto. Anderson finished the 1,000-yard free in 10:18.45 while Parratto finished just .04 seconds out of first with her time of 2:04.11 in the 200-yard fly.
Junior Jennifer Claydon finished third in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:53.21 and the 100-yard free with a season-best 52.75.
The Red and Blue return to the pool next weekend in Cambridge as the team takes on Harvard Sunday at 2 p.m.