Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Cornell, Falls to Princeton

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ITHACA, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania women's swimming and diving squad traveled north to Cornell, taking down the Big Red in the first Ivy League tri-meet of the season while falling to the Princeton Tigers at Teagle Pool. The Quakers (4-1) bested the hosts by a score of 170-130.

Diving began on Friday evening, as senior Sivan Mills finished fifth and sixth respectively on the 1 and 3-meter boards to lead the Red and Blue.

With swimming getting underway on Saturday, the foursome of Libby JardelezaHaley WickhamRochelle Dong and Kim Phan notched a second-place finish in the 200-yd medley relay with a time of 1:44.96 to start things off. 

Freshman Grace Ferry continued the impressive start to her collegiate career, registering another first-place finish in the 1000-yd freestyle with a time of 10:16.00. Fellow rookie Wendy Yang touched the wall at 10:24.28 to finish third for Penn.

Virginia Burns notched a first-place time of 1:51.76 in the 200-yd freestyle, followed by a top finish by Wickham in the 100-yd breaststroke at 1:05.33. In the 200-yd butterfly Nancy Hu ranked second with a mark of 2:03.23.

Yang shone once again, this time in the 50-yd free, finishing first with a time of 23.61. Dong captured third at 23.73. Yang would also finish second in the 100-yd fly at 56.49. 

Burns would place in the top-three twice more against the Big Red and the Tigers, coming in second in the 500-yd free at 5:00.25 and in third in the 100-yd free at 52.19. Sydney Tan took home second in the 200-yd breast at 2:20.96.

The meet would end with a third-place finish in the 400-yd free relay as Phan, Dong, Yang and Burns touched the wall at 3:29.46.

The Quakers return to action Tuesday, Nov. 22 for a non-conference tilt at La Salle at 6 p.m.