PHILADELPHIA The Penn women’s swimming and diving teamgained a win and a lossat the tri-meet between Dartmouth and Yale on Saturday. The Quakers easily handed the host Big Green a 202.5-97.5 loss, but the battle between the Bulldogs was a much tighter race. Yale and Penn battled to the final event with lead changes throughout the meet, but the Bulldogs were able to come-up on top, 152-148. The Red and Blue are now 2-5 overall and in the Ivy league with only non-conference meets left in the regular season.
The Quakers medley relay team was the opening Quaker first place finish of the day. The team was comprised of freshmen Felicia Leksono, Laura Klick, Samantha Husband and junior Amy Reams. In the seventh event of the day, junior Andrea Balint placed first in 200 freestyle, she added two additional top finish by a Quaker in the 100 freestyle and 200 IM. Leksono picked up her second and third win of the day a first place finish in 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Diver Melissa Gardel placed second in both diving events.
The Red and Blue took first and third in the final race of the day, 400 freestyle relay, but Yale’s late points prevented the Quakers from edging the Bulldogs.
The Quakers are back in the pool next Saturday, Jan. 24 when Penn hosts Rider and Navy in a non-conference tri-meet.