Women's Swimming Splits with Princeton and Cornell

PRINCETON, N.J. – In the first Ivy League tri-meet of the season, the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team secured a victory of Cornell (200-166), but fell to Princeton. It is the first defeat that the Quakers have endured this season, falling just 13 points shy of the defending Ivy League champions at DeNunzio Pool.

The Quakers racked up six individual wins, along with touching the wall first in the 200-medley relay. Libby Jardeleza, Haley Wickham, Carter Orth, and Rochelle Dong teamed up in the relay, and clocked a winning time of 1:43.23.

In addition to the relay, Dong also notched a pair of individual wins. She was victorious in both the 100 back and 100 fly, registering winning times of 55.82 and 55.08 respectively.

Madison Visco also put together a pair of triumphs, sweeping the distance events. The freshman narrowly edged Princeton’s Monica McGrath in the 1,000-free, recording a mark of 10:14.22. In the 500, she swam to a top time of 4:57.33.

Fellow freshman Carter Orth was also triumphant, registering a winning time of 2:05.09 in the 200 IM.

Junior Haley Wickham won the 200 breast, defeating teammate Sydney Tan by less than a second. She touched the wall in 2:19.51.

The Quakers will be back in action after the Thanksgiving holiday, traveling to the Total Performance Invite at Kenyon College (Dec. 3-5).

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