PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team split a pair of Ivy League meets on Saturday at Sheerr Pool. The Quakers tallied 234 total points, more than Dartmouth, but 15 points shy of Yale.
The Bulldogs earned both diving events on Friday night, but it was the Quakers who controlled the action on Saturday.
As has been the case for much of the season, Rochelle Dong was outstanding for Penn. The senior raced to titles in the 100 fly and 50 free, while also being part of a winning 400-free relay squad.
Individually, Dong put together winning times of 55.18 (100 fly), and 23.25 (50 free). In relay action, Dong was joined by Mary Whiting, Kim Phan, and Virginia Burns. The winning Quakers posted a top mark of 3:30.23.
In the other relay of the day, the 200-medley relay, the Quakers finished second. The squad of Dong, Carter Orth, Haley Wickham, and Libby Jardeleza swam to a time of 1:45.42.
Freshman Nancy Hu registered the Quakers’ other individual victory on the day, snagging the title in the 200 fly (2:01.79).
Other strong events for the Quakers included the 200 free and 100 breast. Burns and Visco finished 2-3 in the 200 free, while Haley Wickham and Ellie Grimes placed 2-3 in the 100 breast.
The Quakers will hit the pool again next weekend, traveling to Cambridge to take on Harvard and Yale