Women's Swimming Finishes Distance Day on Top

GAMBIER, Ohio – It was the day for distance, as the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team concluded day one of the Total Performance Invitational hosted by Kenyon College in the James A. Steen Aquatic Center. While the Quakers didn’t win either of the day’s events, the Red and Blue totaled 269 points for the lead. In second is host Kenyon with 202.

Four freshmen swam on the “A” team of the 800 free relay – Virginia Burns, Meagan Dollard, Carolyn Yang, Ryan Alexander – and took second place, behind Johns Hopkins, with a time of 7:23.90. While Penn didn’t take gold, three more teams donning the Red and Blue – the “B” team, “D” team, “C” team -- placed within the top six, finishing 4-5-6 respectively. Because of the team’s efforts, the Quakers sat only three points behind the leader, Johns Hopkins.

But Penn made sure it didn’t stay that way.

Yang and Alexander finished back-to-back in the 1650 free. Yang broke 17 minutes, touching the wall third in 16:57.92, and Alexander came in fourth at 17:07.07. Sophomore Ellie Grimes (17:11.97) and freshman Virginia Burns (17:16.52) finished in the top ten, while sophomore Madeleine Jardeleza (17:20.76), junior Morgan Scott (17:24.68), junior Megan Alexander (17:27.40), and freshman Lauren Murski (17:30.28) claimed spots 11-14, respectively.

The Quakers will continue action tomorrow with prelims at 9:30 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m. A live video feed of the day’s events can be watched here.

Live results will also be available through MeetMobile.

Day One Results
1. Penn, 269
2. Kenyon, 202
3. Davidson, 101
4. Johns Hopkins, 85
5. DePauw, 78
6. Carnegie Mellon, 48
7. Grove City, 46

Download: TPSC Thursday Results.pdf