2015 Ivy League Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships
- Dates: Thursday, February 19 – Saturday, February 21, 2015; prelims 11am, finals 6pm
- Location: Blodgett Pool, Cambridge, Mass (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions: Harvard (results)
- Live Results: Available
- Live Video: Available
- Championship Central
There were no major surprises or point shift coming out of Friday’s preliminary session at the 2015 Ivy League women’s championship meet.
400 Individual Medley
Last night’s 200 IM champion, Geordie Enoch of Harvard, secured the top spot for the 400 IM final with a qualifying time of 4:18.46. Sydney Hirschi of Yale (4:18.63) and Gina Matsumoto of Brown (4:18.91) were also sub-4:19s. Ellie Grimes (Penn), Kristine Ng (Columbia), Mal McKeon (Columbia), Beverly Nguyen (Princeton), and Emma Smith (Yale) complete the list of championship finalists. It took 4:21.53 to make the A final.
Yale freshman Maddy Zimmerman cracked a 52.90 in prelims to post the top qualifying time for the 100 fly final. Columbia’s Christina Ray was next in 53.17. Princeton’s Elizabeth McDonald, Nikki Larson, and Elsa Welshofer, Cornell’s Jenna Immormino, Morgan Karetnick of Princeton, and Kendall Crawford of Harvard also made the A final. Crawford’s 54.53 marked the cutoff point.
Princeton freshman Claire McIlmail earned the right to lane four in tonight’s 200 free final with a 1:47.48 morning swim. Kina Zhou of Yale qualified ahead of Virginia Burns of Penn, who won the 500 last night. Kate Dillione of Brown, Daniela Johnson and Victoria Chan of Harvard, Olivia Jameson of Yale, and AnnClaire MacArt (1:50.60) of Dartmouth make up the rest of the field.
Another freshman, Paulina Kaminski of Yale, led the 100 breast field with a 1:02.19 in prelims. Stephanie Ferrell of Harvard qualified second, then Olivia Chan (Princeton), Jen Shahar (Columbia), Haley Wickham (Penn), Maddie Pujadas (Columbia), Ali Stephens-Pickeral (Yale), and Melissa Fulenwider (Princeton) rounded out the championship final. It took 1:03.83 to make the cut, which both Stephens-Pickeral and Fulenwider went in prelims.
Defending champion and meet record-holder Danielle Lee of Harvard posted the top time in the 100 back with 53.30. Taylor Sneed of Penn went 54.90, .01 faster than Kristina Li of Harvard to qualify second. The rest of the field is made up of Sada Stewart of Princeton, Harvard’s Kendall Crawford and Marissa Cominelli, Heidi VanderWel of Yale, and Dartmouth’s Kendese Nagle (55.37).
Team Standings After Day One
Heading into Day Two, here are the standings:
- Harvard University 449
- Princeton University 435
- Yale University 410
- University of Pennsylvania 281
- Brown University 243
- Dartmouth College 160
- Columbia University 157
- Cornell University 141