CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The 2015 Ivy League Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships wrapped up Saturday evening at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool and the University of Pennsylvania women’s team finished fourth with a total of 952 points. The Quakers’ total was the most points score at the championship meet since scoring 959.5 points in 2008 when they placed fifth. – In 2007, the Red and Blue finished fourth with 1,073 points and fourth in 2009 with 948 points.
Princeton won its 22nd title, beating out Harvard by 21.5 points. The Tigers recorded a pool and meet record in the final event, the 400-free relay, to take the crown.
1. Princeton, 1423 points
2. Harvard, 1401.5 points
3. Yale, 1377 points
4. Penn, 952 points
5. Columbia, 770 points
6. Brown, 767 points
7. Cornell, 602 points
8. Dartmouth, 569.5 points
Four Quakers – senior Lauryn Brown, Megan Alexander, Lauren Church, Ryan Alexander – were the first swimmers to compete for the Red and Blue, contending in the consolation finals of the 200 back. Brown and M. Alexander went one-two in the C-Final, clocking at 2:02.67 and 2:02.81, while Church and R. Alexander went three-five in the B-Final, finishing at 2:00.79 and 2:01.51, respectively.
In the next event, the 100 free, senior Christina Hurley finished second in the C-Final with a time of 51.34. Freshmen Virginia Burns and Meagan Dollard competed in the B-Final where they finished fourth and eighth in 50.72 and 51.89, respectively.
Sophomore Ellie Grimes and freshman Sydney Tan both competed in the championship final of the 200 breast, finishing fourth and seventh respectively. Grimes touched the wall at 2:16.49 and Tan came in at 2:19.62. Sophomore Haley Wickham also competed in the 200 breast, racing in the C-Final and finishing third in 2:20.24
The final individual event, the 200 fly, saw sophomore Madeleine Jardeleza and senior Taylor Sneed represent the Red and Blue in the C-Final and the championships final. Jardelaza finished second in 2:03.92, while Sneed finished fifth in the final heat at 2:00.42.
Dong, Dollard, Hurley, and Burns closed out the evening in the 400-free relay, finishing fifth in 3:23.78.
Over the course of the three-day event, Penn saw three school records fall along with Burns win the 500 free on day one. Grimes set new records in both IM events, breaking the four-year old 400 IM time and five-year old 200 IM time, while Dong broke her own record in the 50 free she set at last year’s Ivies.