HANOVER, N.H. – In the first meet of the New Year, the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team won five events in an Ivy tri-meet with Dartmouth and Yale in Hanover, N.H. The Quakers defeated the Big Green, 216-84, but fell to the Bulldogs by 75 points, 187.50-112.50, at Karl Michael and Spaulding Pool on Saturday.
Freshman Virginia Burns claimed two of the first-place finishes, winning the 200 free and 100 free. The first event win for the Red and Blue was in the 200 free. Burns touched the wall in 1:50.65, just two hundredths of a second off of Dartmouth’s pool record (1:50.63). In the 100 free, she touched the wall in 52.14 and fellow freshman Meagan Dollard was right behind in 52.24.
Sophomore Rochelle Dong also added two wins of her own, in the 50 free and the 100 fly. Dong won the 50 free in 23.44 and the 100 fly in 55.41.
Both Dong and Burns were also on the 400 free relay “A-Team”, which took the final event win. Dollard and freshman Kimberly Phan were also apart of the team that finished first in 3:29.92.
In addition to the five event wins, the Quakers took five second place finishes, including Dollard’s 100 free finish, and six third place finishes. Three events saw the Red and Blue finish back-to-back: the 200 medley relay, 100 breast, 200 breast. In the 200 medley relay, the “A-Team” – senior Lauryn Brown, sophomore Haley Wickham, Dong, Phan -- and “B-Team” – junior Lauren Church, sophomore Lia Lombardi, senior Taylor Sneed, senior Irene Katopodis -- took second and third, respectively. Sophomore Ellie Grimes and freshman Sydney Tan went back-to-back in both the 100 breast and 200 breast. Grimes took second in the 100 and third in the 200, while Tan took second in the 200 and third in the 100.
Next up for the Red and Blue is the final Ivy tri-meet of the season at Brown with Harvard next Saturday, Jan. 17 at noon.
Yale University 187.50 112.50 University of Pennsylvania
Yale University 243.00 57.00 Dartmouth College
University of Pennsylvania 216.00 84.00 Dartmouth College