Women's Swimming Remains in Third at Ivy Championships

Day Two Finals Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With just one more day of competition left the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team is still is third place at the Ivy League Championships. The Quakers have 650.5 points and trail Harvard by 297.5 points.

In the 200-yard medley relay, Penn finished in fifth place. Stephanie Colson, Megan Carlin, Tara Gillies and Amy Ottensmeyer combined to finish at 1:46.24.

Cameron Villarreal continues to have a successful weekend. In the 100-yard freestyle, she placed third at 10:10.51. Junior Margot Newcomer (10:18.00) took ninth place. Freshman Theresa Altieri (10:24.40) finished 15th and classmate Nicole Malgeri (10:40.72) was 24th.

Although the Quakers had no finalist in the 400-yard IM, they were well represented in the consolation heats. Alison Bretherick (4:28.15) was the top finisher at 11th place. She was trailed by teammate Erica Gentilucci who clocked at 4:32.50. Sarah Jeffers placed 15th at 4:38.03. Junior Laine Litman (4:45.22) also competed and finished 23rd.

Gillies and Lauren D'Erasmo were the only member of the Red and Blue to swim in the 100-yard butterfly. Gillies finished 11th at 57.24 and D’Erasmo placed 23rd at 59.68.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Lauren Bergstrom (1:52.65) took fifth place in the A-Final. Jessica Aiello (1:54.61) and Ottensmeyer (1:55.30) placed 13th and 14th respectively. Malgeri finished in 24th place.

At last year’s Ivy Championships Carlin was Penn’s highest scorer. Today the breaststroke specialist took fourth place clocking at 1:04.66. Lindsey Gottschalk (1:06.90) finished 14th and Litman (1:08.47) was 18th.

Stephanie Colson (58.46) was the Quakers top finisher in the 100-yard backstroke. Sarah Bargmann placed 19th at 59.79.

The 800-yard freestyle relay team helped Penn maintain third place picking up 52 points. Bergstrom, Villarreal, Altieri and Newcomer finished fourth at 7:33.24.

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