Women's Swimming Captures Performance Invitational

GAMBIER, Ohio – The University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team completed its wire-to-wire championship at the Total Performance Invitational on Saturday, winning six more events on the final day. The Red and Blue finished as the only squad with more than 2,000 points, totaling 2,753 over the three days.

Rochelle Dong and Virginia Burns, as they have all season long, served as the impetus for the Quakers’ top showing on Saturday. In addition to teaming up for a victory in the 400-free relay, Dong picked up wins in the 100 fly and 100 free – while Burns swam the top time in the 500 free.

Dong and Burns joined forces with Mary Whiting and Meagan Dollard to take the 400-free title, touching the wall in 3:23.74.

In solo action, Dong broke her own school record in the 100 fly with a time of 53:65. She also captured first in the 100 free with a mark of 50.26. Burns notched the distance win with a mark of 4:49.33.

Libby Jardeleza was also impressive on Saturday, posting a win in the 200 back. The freshman registered a time of 1:59.96, narrowly edging teammate Ryan Alexander, who finished in second place (2:00.24).

Madison Visco also continued her impressive rookie season, swimming to the 200 IM championship. Visco recorded a mark of 2:02.97.

The Total Performance Invitational was the final event for the Quakers in 2015, as they will be back in action on January 9 for a tri-meet against Yale and Dartmouth.

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