Women's Swimming Finishes in Fifth Place at the Ivy League Championships

Princeton, N.J. - The University of Pennsylvania women's swim team finished in fifth place at the Ivy League Championships, it's best finish in program history, and ended the meet with a total of 937.50 points. The top Quaker finisher in the meet was freshman Megan Carlin, with a third place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Third place finishes also came in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard Medley Relay.

"We had a great weekend," HeadMen's and Women's Swimming Coach Mike Schnur, C'88 said. "The women swam to their potential and were in a great battle for the top three or four spots in the competition. Individually, we broke seven school records, including three relay marks, which is great for team depth."

Senior Maureen Schriver began the day for the Quakers, with a first place finish in the consolation final of the 1650-yard freestyle. Schriver finished the event in a time of 17:12.42, and placed ninth overall. The Quakers also saw three swimmers compete in the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke, and two in the consolation final 200-yard butterfly.

In the 100-yard freestyle, senior Katie Stores finished in fifth place with a time of 51.42. Stores was also a member of the Quakers 400-yard freestyle relay team which finished fifth. During the meet, Stores was also a part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team which finished in third place, the 400-yard medley relay team which took fourth, anchored the 200-yard medley relay which also took third,finished sixth in the 50-yard freestyle andfifth in the 200-yard freestyle.

The top diver for the Quakers was Janis Scalon who came in 11th in the one-meter dive, and 18th in the three-meter event.

Forcomplete results go to http://www.swimindex.com/meets/2005/ivies/