Women's Swimming Defeats Cornell, Falls to Princeton

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's swimming and diving team defeated Cornell, 217-83, and lost to Princeton, 184-113, in its first home meet of the 2007-08 season. The meet was also the Ivy League opener for the Quakers, leaving them 1-1 in the league on the young season.

Sophomore Sara Coenen claimedfirst place overallin the 100-back (59.18) and 200-back (2:04.29). She also took the 200-IM with a time of 2:10.85. For Coenen, the victories represented a continuation of her freshman season in which she opened many eyes across the Ivy League with her performances in the events.

Sophomore Melissa Gardel opened the meet with a victory for Penn in the 3-meter dive, earning a total score of 248.15. The 400-free relay team of Lauren Brandes, Stephanie Nerby, Naomi Delphin and Andrea Balint also claimed an overall victory to close the meet (3:37.07).

Coenen, Megan Carlin, Balint, and Amy Reams opened the meet with a victory over Cornell in the 200-medley relay, swimming a 1:49.56. Freshman Carey Stauder followed that up by topping the Big Red's entries in the 1000-free, earning first-place points against Cornell with a time of 10:44.66. Balint, Carlin, Delphin, and Brandes also all registered victories over Cornell. In the 50-free, Brandes and Reams finished one-two against Cornell with times of 24.88 and 24.95, respectively.

In the 200-breast, Penn earned each of the top three spots against Cornell. Freshman Kelby Zimmerman was first, finishing in 2:27.17. Stauder and Carlin followed with times of 2:28.41 and 2:30.11, respectively. The same occured in the next event, the 500-free, as Delphin, senior Amy Ottensmeyer, and senior Katherine Donohue earned the top three spots against the Big Red.

The Quakers are back in action Monday at 4 p.m. when the men and women take on La Salle.

Download: cornell princeton results.pdf