Women's Swimming Finishes Fourth at Ivy Championships

Full Ivy Championships Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Penn's women's swimming team held on to fourth place at the 2010 Ivy League Swimming Championships, totaling 904.5 team points. The team title went to Princeton with 1,465 points as the Tigers narrowly edged host Harvard, who posted 1,438 points. Yale finished third with 1,350 points. This was Penn's second-straight fourth-place finish at the conference meet.

Senior Stephanie Nerby finished her final Ivy Championships meet with a seventh-place finish in the 1650 yard freestyle race, coming in at 17:00.06 to add 23 points to Penn's team score.

Sophomore Laura Klick also added valuable team points to Penn's cause with a seventh-place finish in the 200 yard breast, touching the wall in 2:18.05. It was also her second top eight finish of the Championships, as Klick also took sixth in the 100 yard breast.

The 400 yard freestyle relay team entered the final seeded seventh after the preliminary swim, but improved one spot in the final with a time of 3:28.06 to claim sixth place.

In the consolation final of the 200 fly, Naomi Delphin finished second, touching the wall in 2:03.96, just ahead of teammate Melissa Paratto who finished in 2:04.26. Seniors Lauren Brandes and Amy Reams swam in the consolation final for the 100 free and finished third and fourth respectively. Reams set a personal best in the final with her time of 52.15, while Brandes set her personal best in the preliminaries (52.08) and nearly matched it again in the final (52.12).