PHILADELPHIA – The Penn women’s swim team traveled to New Jersey in spite of the weather, to take part in the annual Ivy League meet. For the latest Quaker results, check this page for daily updates on both preliminaries and final results.
Finals – Thursday, February 15
The Quakers had a decent showing in their first day of finals action, and currently sit in fourth place, with 284 points. Princeton leads the group with 497, Harvard is in second with 358, and Yale rounds out to top three, with 356.5 points.
In the 200 free relay, the Penn team of Stephanie Colson, Lauren Brandes, Tara Gillies and Sara Coenen ended up in fourth place, with a final time of 1:34.51, just five-tenths of a second behind the third place team.
Senior captain Cameron Villarreal was Penn’s top finished in the 500 free, as she finished with a time of 4:55.77, good for seventh overall. Margot Newcomer came in right behind her in eighth place, with a time of 4:57.39.
Coenen came in fifth in the 200 IM, with a time of 2:04.79, while Colson came in sixth in the 50 free, with a time of 23.76.
In the 400 medley relay, the team of Coenen, Megan Carlin, Gillies and Colson came in fourth, with a time of 3:49.21. Senior Janis Scanlon was the only diver representing Penn in the one-meter, and she came out in fifth place overall, with a final score of 255.05.
Preliminaries – Thursday, February 15
In action on Thursday, Feb. 15, the Quakers took part in preliminary heats in the 200 free relay, the 500 free, the 200 IM, the 50 free, one-meter diving and the 400 medley relay.
In the 200 free relay, the Quakers’ squad of sophomore Tara Gillies, freshman Andrea Balint, freshman Sara Coenen and junior Sarah Bargmann finished fifth in the preliminaries, with a time of 1:38.29.
In the 500 free, seniors Cameron Villarreal and Margot Newcomer qualified for the top finals heat, in 4:55.05 and 4:55.77. Freshman Stephanie Nerby also qualified for the finals, with a time of 4:57.25.
In the 200 IM, Coenen finished in 2:04.90, good enough for a spot in the top finals tonight. Senior Alison Bretherick and junior Amy Ottensmeyer also qualified, while junior Megan Carlin qualified as an alternate.
In the 50 free, senior Stephanie Colson came in sixth, just tenths of a second from an NCAA qualifying time. She finished in 23.66, just three tenths of a second behind Meg Gill from Yale, who placed first. Freshmen Lauren Brandes and Balint also qualified for the finals heat.
In the one-meter diving preliminaries, senior Janis Scanlon was the only Quaker to qualify for the finals, as she scored 232.20 points in the first day of competition.
The 400 medley relay squad of senior Hayley Wolfgruber, senior Laine Litman, freshman Ainsley Cookingham and Gillies came in second, with a time of 3:57.20.
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