Women's Swimming Claims Second Weekend Win

PHILADELPHIA – After a big win over Ivy rival Columbia on Friday, the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team added a second win to their weekend after defeating Connecticut on Sunday afternoon in Sheerr Pool, 169-131. The Quakers won eight of the 16 events, taking one-two finishes in five of them.

The Red and Blue kicked the meet off with a win in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:44.90. The “A” team – Lauryn Brown, Haley Wickham, Rochelle Dong, Kim Phan – scored 11 points while the “B” team – Taylor Sneed, Sydney Tan, Madi Dirks, Christina Hurley -- scored two with their third place finish.

Penn’s second event win came right after in the 1000 free, as Carolyn Yang completed the heat in 10:22.34. Madeleine Jardeleza and Meaghan Kwarcinski finished in second and third with times of 10:33.89 and 10:39.93, respectively.

The Quakers also claimed wins in the 200 free and 100 breast, where Ellie Grimes, Wickham, and Tan went one-two-three. However, UConn added five event wins of their own, after already claiming a win in the 100 back, to close the Red and Blue’s lead to just ten, 99-89.

It was the closest the Huskies would get, as Penn went one-two in the 200 breast, one-two-three in the 500 free, and one-two in the 100 fly for a thirty point cushion, 147-117.

Before the final event – the 400 free relay – the Quakers had a 156-127 lead over UConn. With a first and third place finish in the relay, the Red and Blue tacked on 13 additional points to secure the win.

Penn’s next meet will be at Princeton on Friday, November 21 for a tri-meet with Cornell, set to begin at 3 p.m.

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