PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers hope to build on their first place finish at the Total Performance Invitational when they race Ivy foe Columbia in their final meet of the semester at Sheerr pool, Friday at 4 p.m.
Penn is coming off an impressive win at the Invitational, where they led from start-to-finish and got numerous top-two finishes. The Red and Blue are also 1-1 overall in league action, beating Cornell and falling to Princeton in a tri-meet last month.
At the Invitational, freshman Shelby Fortin was one of the Quakers' top performers, taking first in the 500-yard free in 4:52.02, less than three seconds from the school record. She also won the 200-yard backstroke and finished second in the 100-yard free and 1,650-yard free.
In breaststroke, the duo of junior Laura Klick and senior Kelby Zimmerman finished strong in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. Klick also swam both the 200 and 400-yard I.M's, taking second and eighth.
Last year at Columbia, the Red and Blue lost to the Lions 173-127 after only winning five of the meet's 16 events. Senior Naomi Delphin won the 200-yard free at the meet while senior Madeline Bauer won the 1-meter diving event and finished second in the 3-meter.