Women's Swimming Currently Fourth At Ivy Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Penn women's swimming team is fourth following the first day of competition at the Ivy League Championships held on the campus of Harvard.

The Quakers have 209.5 points and sit behind traditional powers Princeton, Yale and Harvard in the fourth position. Sophomore Laura Klick was Penn's top finisher of the day, as she finished sixth in the 200 I.M. with a time of 2:04.87. In the preliminaries, she swam a school-record 2:02.78, to reach the championship final. The time broke the school record of 2:03.00 set by senior Andrea Balint a year ago. Sophomore Jennifer Claydon finished 11th in the event (2:04.66).

Also competing well was the Red and Blue 200 yard free relay. The quartet of Klick, Lauren Brandes, Claydon and Amy Reams finished fifth with a time of 1:35.25. Reams and Brandes also finished 11th and 12th in the 50 yard freestyle with times of 23.95 and 24.06 respectively. Senior Melissa Gardel earned a trip to the 3-meter championship final with a score of 258.90, tops among all female divers on the day.

Penn returns to the pool tomorrow at 11 a.m. For complete results and heat sheets for Friday's swimming, click here.