Women's Swimming Finishes Day One in Third Place at Ivy Championships

Day One Finals Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After the first day of the Ivy League Championships the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team is in third place with 289.5 points. Penn trails Princeton, 496 points, and Harvard, 394 points.

After finishing third in the morning, the 200-yard freestyle relay team finished sixth in the finals, despite a faster time. Stephanie Colson, Jessica Aiello, Amy Ottensmeyer and Tara Gillies clocked at 1:35.84.

Three Quakers continued their success from the preliminaries in the 500-yard freestyle. Cameron Villarreal (4:57.76) placed fourth, Margot Newcomer finished just behind her teammate at 4:57.83. Freshman Theresa Altieri (5:03.00) finished eighth. Lauren Bergstrom (4:59.23) placed tenth in the B-Final which was the second best time in the consolation and bested her preliminary time of 5:00.22.

The Red and Blue had five swimmers compete in the 200-yard IM. In the A-Final, Alison Bretherick (2:07.82) and Gillies (2:09.19) finished seventh and eighth respectively. Ottensmeyer (2:08.66) took 14th in the B-Final. Erica Gentilucci’s (2:09.19) 17th place finish in the C-Final was the best time amongst that group. Megan Carlin placed 23rd at 2:10.56.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Stephanie Colson was the Red and Blue’s lone competitor. She placed 11th overall and third best in the B-Final at 23.34.

The night rounded out with the 400-yard medley relay. Although the relay team posted a better time (3:55.74) than in the preliminaries (4:03.76), the Quakers dropped two spots to eighth.

In the 1-meter diving, Janis Scanlon was Penn’s top performer. She finished in eighth place with a score of 209.15. Kelly Tek was the only other diver to compete, she finished 24th.

Penn will look to improve its score of 289.5 in day two on Friday. Preliminaries will start at 11 a.m. followed by the finals at 6 p.m. Click here for instant results and live webcam.