PHILADELPHIA – A day after competing in a big meet against Brown, the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming team hosted Harvard late Sunday morning. The Red and Blue mixed things up against the Crimson and had several Quakers swim different events than their usual. Penn fell to Harvard, 201-95.
With travel teams being restricted to a certain amount of swimmers, home pool advantage means everyone has the opportunity to swim. Knowing this, the Red and Blue took full advantage of changing lineups.
Another freshman to take a second place finish was Haley Wickham. Wickham completed the 100 breast at 1:05.68, just nineteen hundredths of a second behind first place.
Freshman Rochelle Dong was first to win an event for the Red and Blue. Dong added nine points for the Quakers with her time of 56.43 in the 100 fly. Taking third place was junior Christina Hurley at 59.53.
Dong and Hurley were also a part of the 400 free relay “A team” that took first place with a time of 3:32.08. The other two Quakers swimming for the “A team” were senior Shelby Fortin and sophomore Lauren Church. Finishing in second and coming in at 3:38.40 was the “B team” –sophomore Meaghan Kwarcinski, junior Hayley Springman, Stinner, sophomore Annie McCotter.
Penn will have a week off before returning to Sheerr Pool on Friday, January 31 to host West Chester. The meet is set to begin at 5 p.m.