Women's Swimming Falls to Harvard

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's swimming and diving team fell to Harvard Saturday, 199-96. Penn drops to 4-3, 2-3 in the Ivy League, while Harvard maintains its perfect record at 4-0 (4-0).

Genevieve Fleming earned Penn's first win of the afternoon when she took the 200-IM in 2:17.79. The Quakers swept the event as Kat Donohue took second (2:18.03) and Amy Ottensmeyer finished third (2:18.98).

The 200-free relay team also claimed victory, as Lauren Brandes, Andrea Balint, Amy Reams and Sara Coenen swam a 1:39.31.

Although those were the only victories Penn claimed on the day, several other Quakers had good performances. Stephanie Nerby claimed second in the 200-fly with a time of 2:08.11. Amy Reams also had a second-place finish, when she swam a 24.76 in the 50-free. Coenen took second in the 500-free (5:03.85) and Ainsley Cookingham got second in the 100-fly (1:00.50).

On the boards, Melissa Gardel had an impressiver performance on the 1-meter, taking second with a score of 273.96. She trailed only Harvard's Samantha Papadakis, who set a pool record with a score of 301.50. Gardel also took fourth on the 3-meter board, scoring a 271.28.

The women are next in action next Saturday when they travel to New Haven, Conn. to take on Dartmouth and host Yale in a dual meet.

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