GAMBIER, Ohio – The University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team extended its lead at the Total Performance Invitational by adding a whopping 1,212.5 more points for a 1,481.5 total team score. The Quakers won five of the eight swimming events and was the lone team to break 1,000 points at the conclusion of day two. Closest to the Red and Blue is host Kenyon, which sits in second with 936.
Penn began and ended the day with wins in both relay events.
The 200 free relay “A” team – sophomore Rochelle Dong, freshman Ashton Pollard, senior Irene Katopodis, senior Lauryn Brown – started things off and earned 36 points with their time of 1:33.78. The “B” team – freshman Kim Phan, senior Christina Hurley, freshman Virginia Burns, freshman Carolyn Yang -- added an additional 29 points with their fifth place finish (1:35.02).
In between the relay wins, senior Taylor Sneed took first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:00.72. Later, sophomore Ellie Grimes broke the pool and meet record with her time of 4:20.94 in the 400 IM. It was also a personal best, as was Yang's time of 4:26.31. She finished second and the two combined for a total of 68 points. Penn also added a first place finish in the 50 free from Dong, who touched the wall at 23.06. Her time was just .09 of a second shy of matching the school record she set last season (22.97).
The Quakers on the 400 medley relay “A” team – Sneed, Grimes, Dong, freshman Meagan Dollard -- rounded out the day with a final victory and an additional 36 points. They took the most points with a time of 3:45.11.
The third and final day of the event will begin tomorrow with prelims at 9:30 a.m. Finals are slated to start at 5:30 p.m. A live video feed of the day’s events can be watched here.
Live results will also be available through MeetMobile.
Day Two Team Standings
1. Penn, 1,481.5
2. Kenyon, 936
3. Johns Hopkins, 759
4. Davidson, 555
5. Carnegie Mellon, 393.5
6. DePauw, 324
7. Grove City, 253
Download: Friday TSCP Finals Results.pdf