Women's Swimming Travels To Princeton

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's swimming team opens its season on Saturday when they take part in a tri-meet against Cornell and Princeton.

The women take to the pool at 4 p.m. and take on host and defending Ivy League champion Princeton which has won 23 straight Ivy League meets. Cornell meanwhile, split against Dartmouth and Harvard last weekend, but has only beaten Penn nine times in their last 30 meetings.

The Quakers bring back many strong swimmers from a year ago, as they look to improve on last year's fourth place finish in the Ivy League Championships. Returning to the team this year are school record holders Andrea Balint, Sara Coenen, Naomi Delphin and Laura Klick. Balint, a senior, (2:03.0) is the school's record holder in the 200 IM, while fellow classmate Sara Coenen owns records in the 100 (55.2) and 200 yard backstroke (1:58.5). Junior Naomi Delphin set the 200 free record a season ago (1:49.6), while sophomore Laura Klick owns both the 100 breast (1:03.2) and 200 breast (2:16.8).

In last year's tri-meet, Penn beat Cornell by more than 100 points, but fell to Princeton 175-117.