Women's Swim Team Roars Past the Lions

PHILADELPHIA - In their first home meet of the 2006-2007 season, the women’s swim team avenged last year’s close loss to Columbia, by winning 187.50-112.50

Freshman Sara Coenen continued her record-breaking habits, as she won the 100 backstroke, and set a new pool record with a time of 57.19. She also broke a pool record in the 200 IM, with a time of 2:06.43. Coenen also took first in the 200 backstroke, with a time of 2:02.28.

Lauren Brandes, another freshman swimmer, took first in both the 50-yard free and the 100 free, with times of 24.29 and 52.36. Classmate Stephanie Nerby took first in the 200-yard freestyle, with a time of 1:53.27.

Senior captain Cameron Villarreal had a commanding win in the 1000-yard freestyle, with a time of 10:23.66. Sophomore Tara Gillies took first in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:07.82, and won a close race in the 100 fly, with a time of 58.40.

Senior Janis Scanlon took first in the 1 meter diving competition, with a score of 249.68.

And in the last event of the meet, the 400 free relay squad of Stephanie Colson, Gillies, Andrea Balint and Brandes took first place, with a time of 1:37.89.

The next home meet for the women’s swim team will be on Jan. 13, when they host Ivy rival Brown at noon in Sheerr Pool.

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