Penn fencer Kim Linton has been invited to compete in the Maccabiah Games, a Jewish Olympic-style competition. The games take place on July 16-26. To be eligible, a fencer had to complete an application of his or her best results and own a national ranking on the Senior's Open points list. Linton, a sophomore, competed in the NCAA Individual Championships last year (she finished 18th) and at the Canadian Elite in 1999 (she finished 32nd). She also won the epee division of the Temple Open in November. Linton will compete as an individual in the epee division and as a member of the U.S. team at the Maccabiah Games. "I'm excited about competing in the Maccabiah Games," Linton said in a press release. "It has been my goal to make the team since the last one four years ago." Linton, a Vorhees, N.J. native, has a 29-7 record this season. Dave Micahnik, the Quakers' fencing coach, is a two-time Maccabiah coach. Linton was 10-5 in the Ivy League last year and placed 10th in IFAs. She was an All-Ivy selection in 1999-2000.Comments powered by Disqus
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