PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers swim at Sheerr pool for the final time this year when they host in-state rival West Chester, Friday evening at 5 p.m.
The Red and Blue match up against the Division II powerhouse after finishing up its Ivy League competition last weekend at Harvard. Penn had three different individuals win events against the Crimson.
Freshman Shelby Fortin was the Quakers' top swimmer, winning the 500-yard free and finishing second in the 200-yard free. Sophomore Melissa Parratto and junior Laura Klick also earned victories, taking the 200-yard butterfly and the 100-yard breaststroke. Freshman Jacqui Snell was Penn's top finisher in both diving events, taking second in the 3-meter and third in the 1-meter.
Friday's meet is also the final home meet for ten seniors who all began together as freshmen. Meghan Barron, Madeline Bauer, Siobhan Carey, Naomi Delphin, Sarah Ernst, Genevieve Fleming, Amanda King, Terren Niethamer, Carey Stauder and Kelby Zimmerman helped Penn to a fourth place finishes at the Ivy League Championships each of the last two years.
West Chester is 4-1 in dual meets this season, including a 210-118 victory over Southern Connecticut St. last weekend where the Golden Rams won 13 events of 19 possible events. Last year West Chester finished fourth at the NCAA Division II Championships.
Last year Penn beat the Golden Rams 182-115 as the Quakers won 11 events in the meet. Klick won both the 100 and 200-yard breast while Bauer took top honors in the 1-meter diving event. Parratto and sophomore Mary Beth Heine also earned victories.
A live web stream of the meet will be available. Click here prior to the event to access the video.