Women's Swimming and Diving Update 2
Photo Courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League women's swimming and diving teams are nearing the end of the 2010-11 regular season. With a win over Columbia on Feb. 4, the Princeton Tigers clinched the 2010-11 Ivy League regular season crown by posting a perfect 7-0 conference record for the fifth consecutive season.
As the regular season draws to a close, the teams will turn their attention to the 2011 Ivy League Women's Swimming and Diving Championship, which will take place on Feb. 24-26 at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, N.J.
Brown (2-5, 2-3 Ivy League)
Recent Results & Highlights: The Bears most recently downed Cornell on Feb. 5 (163.5-134.5). Brown captured seven individual wins on the day, including victories by Briana Borgolini, who won the 100 breast (1:04.67), Natascha Mangan, who came in first in the 200 butterfly (2:04.75), Emma Lamothe, who won the 50 free (23.80) and Kristen Caldarella, who won the 100 free (51.86). Before heading to Princeton for the 2011 Ivy League Championship, the Bears will close out their regular season at Yale on Feb. 12.
Columbia (4-4, 2-4 Ivy League)
Recent Results & Highlights: Most recently The Lions lost to Princeton (196-104) on Feb. 4. Against the Tigers, Grace Senko recorded a win in the 200 IM (2:09.37) for Columbia. Other Columbia wins came from Dorothy Baker, who won the 200 backstroke (2:05.12) and Katie Meili, who won the 200 breast (2:20.92). Prior to losing to Princeton, Columbia put together a three meet winning streak that included wins over Brown (163-137), Cornell (168-132) and Bucknell (141.5-96.5). The Lions will close out their regular season at Ivy foe Dartmouth on Feb. 12.
Cornell (1-8, 0-7 Ivy League)
Recent Results & Highlights: The Big Red closed out its regular season with a 163.5-135.5 loss at Brown on Feb. 5. Cornell's Allie Butters won the 1-meter diving competition versus Brown, while Manita Herlitz-Ferguson placed first for the Big Red in 3-meter. Cornell's three wins in the swimming portion of the meet versus Brown came from Sarah Schlichte in the 1000 free, Ana Goya Arce in the 200 free (with a career-best time of 1:53.85) and Emily Dean in the 100 back.
Dartmouth (3-7, 2-4 Ivy League)
Recent Results & Highlights: The Big Green most recently defeated Northeastern (176-119) and Rhode Island (198-94) on Feb. 5. In the tri-meet, four Dartmouth student-athletes won multiple events, beginning with Katy Feng, who won the 1-meter (289.85) and 3-meter (309.10) diving events. Christine Kerr won three races including the 200 free (1:53.29), the 100 free (53.08) and the 500 free (5:01.60). Dartmouth closes out its regular season by playing host to Columbia on Feb. 12.
Harvard (6-1, 6-1 Ivy League)
Recent Results & Highlights: The Crimson wrapped up its regular season slate at the annual HYP meet, where Harvard downed Yale (217-83) but lost to Princeton (207-93). Some of Harvard's top performances at the two-day meet included Kate Mills finishing third in the 200 free (1:51.01) and Meghan Leddy's third-place showing in the 100 back (56.50). With a 6-1mark in Ivy round robin play, the Crimson have clinched second place in the League standings.
Penn (6-4, 3-4 Ivy League)
Recent Results & Highlights: The Quakers have won their last two meets, including wins over West Chester (164-111) on Jan. 28 and La Salle (163-131) on Feb. 1. Versus La Salle, Penn recorded nine wins including victories by Julia Anderson in the 1000-yard free (10:19.00) and the 500 free (5:09.22). Shelby Fortin won a pair of races including the 200 free (1:53.37) and the 50 free (24.74). Melissa Parratto also won two events as she finished first in the 200 butterfly (2:06.06) and the 100 butterfly (59.57). Penn concludes its regular season schedule on Feb. 11 and 12 when it takes part in Maryland's Terp Invite in College Park, Md.
Princeton (7-0, 7-0 Ivy League)
Recent Results & Highlights: On Feb. 4 the Tigers clinched the 2010-11 Ivy League regular season title with a win over Columbia (196-104). Junior Jillian Altenburger and freshman Andrea Kropp each had two wins versus the Lions. Altenburger won the 100 breast (1:07.59) and the 500 free (4:57.33), while Kropp took the 200 fly (2:01.82) and the 100 IM (1:00.15). The win over Columbia was Princeton's 38th in a row. Prior to beating the Lions, Princeton swept the annual HYP event with wins over Yale (234.5-63.5) and Harvard (207-93). At the two-day event, Princeton set seven Yale pool records and four team records, highlighted by senior Megan Waters setting a team mark in both the 100 fly and 100 free.
Yale (5-4, 4-2 Ivy League)
Recent Results & Highlights: The Bulldogs most recently fell to in-state rival Connecticut on Feb. 5 (157-143), though Yale did win nine races versus the Huskies. Amongst the wins were Joan Weaver's victory in the 200 free (1:54.28) and Athena Liao's win in the 100 breast (1:04.75). Ileana Lucos added wins in the 200 fly (2:04.32) and the 100 free (52.35). Liao added a second win as well when she captured the 200 breast (2:18.08). The Bulldogs will close out their regular season when they play host to Brown on Feb. 12.