Penn edges out Ivy League Foe Columbia, 157-143

Final Results

Philadelphia, Pa.- In their last home meet of the fall semester, the Penn Women’s Swimming and Diving team edged out Columbia, 157-143, in a meet that came down to the last event. Strong efforts were seen from all, as both relay teams took first place and both Cammie Villarreal and Megan Carlin each took first place in two events.

The 200-yard medley relay started the meet strong, taking first place with a time of 1:48.62, giving the Quakers and early lead.

Villarreal’s first place finish came in the 1000-yard freestyle where she finished with a time of 10:21.72, and was followed by senior Maureen Schriver, who took third place. Villarreal’s other first place finish came after the first diving break, in the 500 yard freestyle, where she finished with a time of 5:05.01

Freshman Megan Carlin’s efforts were felt once again as she finished first in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. Carlin was followed in the 200 breast by fellow freshman Stephanie Yoshimura with a time of 2:26.84.

The Quakers were able to go first and second in both the 200 fly and the 200 IM. Taking the 200 fly was Alison Bretherick with a time of 2:07.9, followed by Sarah Jeffers. Capturing the 200 IM was freshman Amy Ottensmeyer, with a time of 2:10.04, who was followed by Betherick.

The meet came down to the last event, the 200-yard free relay, where the Penn women were able to take first place in a time of 1:36.71.

The women compete again next weekend on the road when they take on Harvard, in Cambridge, Mass on December 11 at Noon.

Written by Meghan Goddard C'05/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=89863