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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Day 3 Results: Women’s Swimming Ivy Championships
Courtesy: Dana Funyak, athletic communications assistant  
Release:  02/22/2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Upon completion of finals Saturday evening, the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team finished fifth with 882 points in the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships in Brown’s Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatic Center. For the second time in three years, Harvard won the title. In the final day of competition, the Red and Blue saw senior Shelby Fortin, sophomore Lauren Church, and junior Taylor Sneed made the NCAA B Cuts.

In the second event of the final night -- the 200 back -- the Quakers watched Church finish sixth in 1:59.07 and complete the event under the NCAA B Cut time of 1:59.19. Earning the team 24 points, the 200 back is the second event Church made in the NCAA B Cut – she made the 100 back NCAA B Cut last night. Also competing in the 200 back was junior Lauryn Brown, who placed first in the C Final in 2:02.25.

During preliminaries earlier in the day, Fortin finished the 100 free with the top time at 49.37. In the A Final, Fortin came in second with a time of 49.42 behind Princeton’s Lisa Boyce, who swam the event in 48.92. Fortin’s time was her third event breaking the NCAA B Cut. Freshman Rochelle Dong also competed in the A Final of the 100 free, swimming the event in 50.66 and earned 22 team points. Junior Irene Katopodis added six points with her third place finish at 51.36 in the C Final.

Sneed was the third member to break the NCAA B Cut, after finishing third in the 200 fly. Sneed earned 27 team points with her time of 1:59.51, making the B Cut by 8 hundredths of a second. Freshman Madeleine Jardeleza also competed in the A Final and finished with a time of 2:04.02. In the B Final, sophomore Emma Siewert earned 13 team points with her time of 2:03.52.

Freshman Haley Wickham represent the Red and Blue in the 200 breast A Final and finished sixth with a time of 2:17.67, putting up 24 team points. Fellow freshmen Ellie Grimes and Lia Lombardi added another 21 team points with their finishes. Grimes competed in the B Final and finished with a time of 2:19.27, while Lombardi swam in the C Final and finished at 2:19.36.

In 1650 free, where senior Kristi Edleson, Jardeleza, and senior Annie McCotter put up 28 points combined.

The evening closed with the 400 free relay and the “A team” – Fortin, Church, Dong, and junior Christina Hurley – placed second in the event with a time of 3:21.52, which was 3.52 seconds better than their time at preliminaries, and earned the final 56 points for the Red and Blue.

Over the course of the three days, the Quakers broke 11 school records.

100 free: Fortin
200 Free: Fortin
100 Fly: Dong
200 Fly: Sneed
100 Back: Church
100 Breast: Wickham
200 Free Relay
200 Medley Relay
400 Medley Relay
400 Free Relay
800 Free Relay

Next weekend, the men will compete in the Ivy League Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, also hosted by Brown.

FINAL TEAM SCORES

1. Harvard, 1409

2. Princeton, 1384

3. Yale, 1163.5

4. Columbia, 945

5. Penn, 882

6. Brown, 792.5

7. Cornell, 662

8. Dartmouth, 535



‹ Penn Women's Swimming


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