Women's Swimming Faces La Salle On Wednesday

PHILADLEPHIA - The Quakers conclude their dual meet season on Wednesday when they entertain city rival La Salle with the meet beginning at 5 p.m.

Penn has beaten two of its last three opponents, with victories over Dartmouth and West Chester. On Friday against the Golden Rams, Penn won 11 events, including a pair of first place finishes from senior Melissa Gardel and sophomore Laura Klick.

Gardel won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, breaking the school record in the 3-meter, while Klick took the 100 breast with a season-best 1:03.86. The second year also won the 200 breast in 2:20.39.

Freshman Melissa Parratto finished just three tenths behind the school record in the 200 fly against West Chester, and was the top finisher in the 400 IM.

La Salle won its most recent meet, a 138-124 victory over St. Francs (Pa.). In the meet, senior Shannon Duval won the 200 free (1:52.32) and the 200 breast (2:16.33), while sophomore Emily Hearth took first in the 1000 free (10:21.51) and the 500 free (5:06.28).

Much like last year, tomorrow's meet will feature shorter events than in a normal meet. Swimmers will take part in the 50 back, 50 breast and 50 fly and the only 200 will be the 200 free. The 200 medley and 200 free relays will bookend the meet.