Swim Teams Make Waves Against Princeton and Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Penn swim teams travelled to Cornell this weekend to face off against the Big Red and Princeton. The men lost both meets, falling to Princeton, 243-57, and losing to Cornell, 223-77. The women experienced more success, as they defeated Cornell, 234-66, and lost to Princeton in a close meet, 157-138.

Freshman Sara Coenen once again made headlines,breaking two pool records.She broke Cornell's pool record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57:12, and shattered the pool record in the 200-yard backstroke by almost three seconds with a time of 2:01.41. Coenen also took first in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:07.99.

For the men, top finishers included junior Devon Carr, who came in fourth in the 500-yard free at 4:45.14, and fifth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:54.30. Wei Ming (Brian) Gan finished fourth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 50.39, while senior Alex Silvester placed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke at 59.20.

The women's team had a host of top-three finishers. In the 200-yard medley relay, senior Stephanie Colson, sophomore Lauren Bergstrom, freshman Andrea Balint and freshman Amy Reams took second place with a time of 1:51.04. In the 200 free, freshman Stephanie Nerby took second with a time of 1:53.74, while Bergstrom place third at 1:56.49. Junior Megan Carlin took first place in the 100-yard breastroke with a time of 1:07.03. Nerby also first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.88.

Freshman Lauren Brandes took first in the 50 free with a time of 24.29, while senior Janis Scanlon took first in the one-meter dive with a total score of 255.25. Brandes and Bergstrom took second and third in the 100 free with times of 52.47 and 54.20, respectively, while freshman Ainsley Cookingham took third in the 200-yard backstroke, with a time of 2:07.02. Bergstrom also placed third in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:15.26.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Penn's two squads took thefirst twospots. In first, Brandes, Colson, Tara Gillies and Balint finished with a time of 3:32.31. Nerby, Amy Ottensmeyer, Cameron Villarreal and Margot Newcomer finished in 3:43.24, good for second place.

Full results are posted below.

Download: women swim.pdf