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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Fortin and Edleson Named First-Team All-Ivy
Courtesy: Ryan Pratt, athletic communications  
Release:  03/10/2011

PHILADELPHIA - Freshman phenom Shelby Fortin won three different events and classmate Kristi Edleson also won one as both were name First-team All-Ivy for their efforts.

Fortin became the first women's swimmer in school history to win three events in a single Ivy League Championships and just the fifth to win an event at the championships. The freshman was named first-team All-Ivy after winning the 200-yard free, 500-yard free and 1,000-yard free, all in record-breaking fashion.  Fortin finished the 200 in 1:47.06, the 500 in 4:43.27 and smashed by the 1,000 record by 15 seconds with her time of 9:45.17.

Classmate Kristi Edleson also earned first-team All-Ivy recognition for her victory in the 1,650-yard free. She won the event in a school-record 16:38.19 but still out to out swim Maureen McCotter of Princeton on the final lap, finishing .79 seconds ahead of the freshman.

Overall the Red and Blue broke ten Penn records during the three-day event and finished fourth for the third straight year. Fortin had a part in seven of those school marks, three in individual events (200 free, 500 free, 1000 free) and three more in relays (400 Medley, 800 free, 400 Free). Her final record came as the first swimmer off the blocks in the 200-yard free relay, finishing with a time of 23.51. She broke Amy Reams' 2008 mark of 23.54.



‹ Penn Women's Swimming


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