March 3, 2003

W. Swimming Places Eighth at Ivy Champs

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The women’s swimming and diving team participated in the Ivy League Championships at DeNunzio Pool at Princeton University this past weekend. The host Tigers won the event for the fourth straight year, finishing with a score of 799.5. The Red finished in eighth with a score of 166, 21 points behind its nearest competitor, Dartmouth.

Rounding out places two through six this weekend were Harvard with 633.3 points, Brown (600.5 points), Columbia (513), Yale (384), and Penn (366).

In its first match of the season, the Red defeated the Green 157-141, marking its only victory against an Ivy League opponent all season.

The top finish for the Red came in the last event of the weekend, the 400-yard freestyle relay, consisting of juniors Megan Gutman and Jayme Majek, and freshmen Jessica Brookman and Holly Chance. The team placed seventh with a time of 3:30.5, edging out the Dartmouth team.

Majek and Chance each earned 18th-place finishes, Majek in the 200-yard butterfly and Chance in the 100-yard freestyle. Individually, Marisa Sweetser had the top finish for the Red, earning 12th place in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Other place-winners for the Red were senior Courtney Tawresey in the 1650-yard freestyle and freshman Blythe Ross in the 200-yard backstroke.

Though the Red finishes on a low note, it did compile a 5-6 record this season, despite its 1-6 conference record.

Unfortunately for the Red, it did not improve on last year’s seventh place finish, yet this season’s strong freshman class should help to improve on that mark next season.

Archived article by Chris Mascaro