2014 Women’s Ivy League Champs – Day Two Up/Mid/Down: Pool Records Everywhere

Women’s Ivy League Championship

  • Dates: Thursday, February 20 – Saturday, February 22, 2014; prelims 11:00 am, finals 6:00 pm
  • Location: Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, Providence, R.I. (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champions: Princeton (results)
  • Live Results: Available
  • Live Video: Available

 

Day Two

They are halfway through the Women’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championship at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The three-meter diving prelims are taking place right now, and the 1000s will begin later this afternoon, but the other swimming events are in the books.

Day Two was expected to be a big point-winner for Harvard and Columbia, with a number of their strongest events taking place today. From the psych sheet one would have expected Harvard to be out front by a large margin, and Columbia moving into second place by the 100 breast. A lot remains to be played out –the 1000s are being swum this afternoon and anything can happen in finals– but one thing is clear: the score is going to be a lot closer than those early predictions would have suggested.

Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Penn all picked up considerable “points” in this morning’s prelims, which should make for an interesting battle tonight for the middle of the standings table.

Here are the Ups/Mids/Downs for Day Two prelims:

Team

A Final

B Final

C Final

Brown

3

6

8

Columbia

8

5

4

Cornell

2

5

8

Dartmouth

0

5

9

Harvard

8

5

1

Penn

5

5

4

Princeton

8

7

2

Yale

6

2

3

 

400 IM: Brown 0/1/3, Columbia 3/2/0, Cornell 0/1/1, Dartmouth 0/0/1, Harvard 2/0/0, Penn 0/1/3, Princeton 1/2/0, Yale 2/1/0 – Columbia senior and 2013 Ivy Champion in this event, Alena Kluge broke her own pool record of 4:16.80 with the top qualifying swim of 4:15.79. Emma Smith and Courtney Randolph of Yale are second and third seed, respectively. The Ivy record in this event is 4:06.15 (Alicia Aemisegger, Princeton, 2009).

100 fly: Brown 1/2/2, Columbia 2/0/1, Cornell 1/1/2, Dartmouth 0/1/1, Harvard 0/2/0, Penn 1/1/0, Princeton 2/1/1, Yale 1/0/0 –Princeton sophomore Nikki Larson (53.11), had the fastest time in prelims. Penn freshman Rochelle Dong and Morgan Karetnick of Princeton qualified second and third. The Ivy record is 51.57 (Alex Forrester, Yale, 2013).

200 free: Brown 1/0/1, Columbia 0/1/2, Cornell 0/0/2, Dartmouth 0/2/3, Harvard 2/2/0, Penn 1/1/0, Princeton 2/1/0, Yale 2/1/0 – The 200 free is shaping up to be the most exciting race of the meet so far. The top five qualifiers all broke the pool record of 1:48.92, set in December by Brown’s Kate Dillione in her home pool. Dillione will have lane 4 tonight with her 1:48.00 top swim. Daniela Johnson of Harvard and Shelby Fortin of Penn are second and third seeds. As expected, both Harvard and Yale placed two each in the “A” final, but the big surprise were the two Tigers who made it in, one of whom, Reese Iriondo, by just .01. The Ivy record is 1:46.39 (Kate Mills, Harvard, 2009).

100 breast: Brown 1/2/0, Columbia 2/1/0, Cornell 1/1/2, Dartmouth 0/1/1, Harvard 1/1/0, Penn 1/1/1, Princeton 1/1/1, Yale 1/0/3 – Top seed and 2013 runner-up Mikaila Gaffey of Columbia put up the morning’s fastest qualifying time with a pool record-breaking 1:01.45. Briana Borgolini of Brown and Stephanie Ferrell of Harvard were the next two fastest. The Ivy record is 58.44 (Katie Meili, Columbia, 2013).

100 back: Brown 0/1/2, Columbia 1/1/1, Cornell 0/2/1, Dartmouth 0/1/3, Harvard 3/0/1, Penn 2/1/0, Princeton 2/2/0, Yale 0/0/0 – Three-time Ivy Champion and current record-holder Lisa Boyce of Princeton was the top qualifier with a 53.51. The next two were Harvard’s Danielle Lee and Marissa Cominelli. The Ivy record is 52.96 (Lisa Boyce, Princeton, 2012).

Three-meter diving prelims begin at 1:30 p.m., the 1000s go off at 4:30 p.m., and finals are at 6:00 p.m.

 

Standings After Day One:

1. Princeton 441
2. Harvard 424
3. Yale 351
4. Columbia 244
5. Penn 243
6. Brown 191
7. Cornell 180
8. Dartmouth 158

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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