NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Penn women’s swimming team fell to the Columbia Lions Friday, 184-114. Sophomore Sara Coenen registered victories in the 100 and 200-backstroke events, but those were not enough to take down the Lions.
Stephanie Nerby earned the first triumph of the day for the Quakers as she took the 200-free in 1:56.99. Coenen followed with her victory in the 100-back (58.04).
The 200-butterfly saw two Quakers atop the leaderboard, as Naomi Delphin won in 2:07.53. She was followed closely by Nerby, who clocked a 2:08.19 to take second. Katherine Donohue took fourth in 2:12.85.
Although the Red and Blue did not claim victory in the 50-free, they did take three of the top five spots. Andrea Balint finished second, swimming a 24.49. Amy Reams was in fourth place, posting a 24.76, and Lauren Brandes took fifth in 24.91.
Coenen’s victory in the 200-back (2:06.27) was the final victory of the day for the Quakers.
The Quakers now enjoy a break as they finish the fall semester. They will be back in action on January 5 when they travel to take on Florida Atlantic.