Women's Swimming Still Fourth At Ivy Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Quakers maintained their spot in fourth place on the second day of swimming with a strong performance from senior Melissa Gardel and a group of swimmers in the 400 I.M.

Penn brought their point total in the Ivy Championships up to 628.5, 130 points ahead of fifth place Columbia. Princeton leads through two days with 982 points.

Gardel earned the Quakers' highest finish thus far as she took second in the 3-meter diving event with 282.35 points. She finished just nine points behind first place finisher Rachel Rosenberg of Yale.

Freshman Melissa Parratto became the second swimmer in as many nights to break a school record as she finished her preliminary swim in the 400 I.M. with a time of 4:24.46. The mark bested the previous record by more than a second, set last year by Carey Stauder.

In the championship final, Parratto couldn't match her previous time but still managed a sixth place finish (4:30.26) in the event. Stauder, who was seated behind Parratto going into the final, finished fifth in a time of 4:27.27. Freshman Blair Webb took eighth in the event with a time of 4:34.91.

Senior Stephanie Nerby finished fifth in the 200 free with her time of 1:50.94. Freshman Ji Young Lee was the only other individual to earn a top eight finish, as she took seventh in the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.50.

Penn concludes the Ivy Championships on Saturday. For complete results of every day, click here.