2022 Ivy League Women’s Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

2022 Women’s Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships

Women’s 1000 Freestyle – Timed Final

  • Ivy League Record: 9:33.43 – Alicia Aemisegger (2008)
  • Ivy Championships Record: 9:33.43 – Alicia Aemisegger (2008)

Podium:

  1. Catherine Buroker, Penn – 9:43.54
  2. Anna Sofia Kalandadze, Penn – 9:50.05
  3. Aziza Ganihanova, Columbia – 9:53.92
  4. Grace Giddings, Penn – 9:57.15
  5. Ashley Loomis, Yale – 9:57.92
  6. Sara Barrett, Brown – 9:58.96
  7. Carlie Rose, Harvard – 9:59.40
  8. Amelia Girotto, Penn – 10:02.02

Sarah Minnigh of Dartmouth beat teammate Christina Cianciolo, 10:08.65 to 10:14.50, in the first heat. Harvard’s Carlie Rose won heat 2 in 9:59.40, dropping 16 seconds off her seed time. 2020 runner-up Catherine Buroker of Penn secured the event win in the final heat, going 9:43.54.

Women’s 400 Individual Medley – Finals

  • Ivy League Record: 4:06.15 – Alicia Aemisegger, Princeton (2009)
  • Ivy Championships Record: 4:06.15 – Alicia Aemisegger, Princeton (2009)
  • NCAA A Standard: 4:03.62
  • NCAA B Standard: 4:17.30

Podium:

  1. Felicia Pasadyn, Harvard – 4:10.45
  2. Mikki Thompson, Harvard – 4:14.14
  3. Mary Pruden, Columbia – 4:15.00
  4. Ellie Marquardt, Princeton – 4:16.15
  5. Erin Cavanagh, Harvard – 4:16.24
  6. Jess Yeager, Princeton – 4:17.94
  7. Olivia Paoletti, Yale – 4:18.48
  8. Isabella Paoletti, Yale – 4:25.46

Defending champion Felicia Pasadyn of Harvard blew away the field, dropping 3 seconds from her morning swim to win in 4:10.45. Teammate Mikki Thompson used a strong back half to take second place in 4:14.14. Columbia’s Mary Pruden moved into second place during the breaststroke leg and held on through the freestyle to finish third with 4:15.00. Princeton’s Ellie Marquardt passed Harvard’s Erin Cavanagh over the final 25 yards to take fourth. Her teammate Jess Yeager finished sixth. Yale’s Paoletti sisters finished seventh and eighth.

Women’s 100 Butterfly – Finals

  • Ivy League Record: 51.57 – Alex Forrester (Yale)
  • Ivy Championships Record: 51.57 – Alex Forrester (Yale)
  • NCAA A Standard: 50.92
  • NCAA B Standard: 53.76

Podium:

  1. Nikki Venema, Princeton – 52.42
  2. Abigail Carr, Harvard – 52.69
  3. Iszac Henig, Yale – 52.82
  4. Alexandra Massey, Yale – 53.59
  5. Nell Chidley, Brown – 54.00
  6. Jenna Reznicek, Brown – 54.08
  7. Christina Bradley, Princeton – 54.16
  8. Sage Matsushima, Brown – 54.64

After finishing second to Yale’s Iszac Henig last night in the 50 free, Princeton’s Nikki Venema got her revenge in the 100 fly, winning in 52.42. It was Harvard’s Abigail Carr who turned first at the 50 wall, though, leading Venema (24.87) and Henig (24.90) with 24.69. Venema came home in 27.55, though, outsplitting Carr by .31 to get the win.

Yale’s Alexandra Massey went 53.59 for fourth place. Brown’s Nell Chidley and Jenna Reznicek were fifth and sixth, while Christina Bradley of Princeton and Sage Matsushima of Brown rounded out the final.

Women’s 200 Freestyle – Finals

  • Ivy League Record: 1:41.93 – Lia Thomas, Penn (2021)
  • Ivy Championships Record: 1:43.78 – Miki Dahlke, Harvard (2018)
  • NCAA A Standard: 1:42.98
  • NCAA B Standard: 1:47.12

Podium:

  1. Lia Thomas, Penn – 1:43.12
  2. Samantha Shelton, Harvard – 1:45.82
  3. Molly Hamlin, Harvard – 1:47.33
  4. Ashley Post, Dartmouth – 1:47.48
  5. Marlise Moesch, Yale – 1:48.09
  6. Bridget O’Leary, Penn – 1:48.29
  7. Margot Kaczorowski, Penn – 1:48.73
  8. Mia Leko, Dartmouth – 1:49.29

Penn’s Lia Thomas broke the Ivy Championships record and lowered the Blodgett Pool record she had set this morning with 1:43.12. She swam even with the field over the first 100 yards but kicked into another gear over the second half of the race. Thomas split 25.1-27.0-25.9-25.0 to win by two full body lengths. Harvard’s Samantha Shelton was with Thomas through the 100 but couldn’t match her back half and wound up in second place with 1:45.82. Teammate Molly Hamlin was third in 1:47.33, just ahead of Dartmouth’s Ashley Post (1:47.48).

Women’s 100 Breaststroke – Finals

  • Ivy League Record: 58.44 – Katie Meili, Columbia (2013)
  • Ivy Championships Record: – 58.44 – Katie Meili, Columbia (2013)
  • NCAA A Standard: 58.46
  • NCAA B Standard: 1:01.84

Podium:

  1. Aleksandra Denisenko, Harvard – 1:00.96
  2. Marykate Buckley, Yale – 1:01.69
  3. Ava Franks, Yale – 1:01.96
  4. Margaux McDonald, Princeton – 1:02.48
  5. Rachel Maizes, Penn – 1:02.76
  6. Isabella Pytel, Penn – 1:02.88
  7. Grace Estabrook, Penn – 1:03.07
  8. Kellie Willhite, Brown – 1:03.20

Harvard’s Aleksandra Denisenko held onto her top seeding and won the 100 breast with 1:00.96. Denisenko led from start to finish, taking another .6 off her personal best time. Yale’s Marykate Buckley and Ava Franks both broke 1:02 for second and third place, while Princeton’s Margaux McDonald got her hand to the wall just ahead of Penn’s Rachel Maizes, Isabella Pytel, and Grace Estabrook. Kellie Willhite from Brown was eighth.

Women’s 100 Backstroke – Finals

  • Ivy League Record: 52.34 – Bella Hindley, Yale (2019)
  • Ivy Championships Record: 52.34 – Bella Hindley, Yale (2019)
  • NCAA A Standard: 50.93
  • NCAA B Standard: 53.94

Podium:

  1. Jenna Reznicek, Brown – 52.94
  2. Isabella Korbly, Princeton – 53.88
  3. Lindsey Wagner, Yale – 54.36
  4. Molly Hamlin, Harvard – 54.38
  5. Hannah Kannan, Penn – 54.42
  6. Quinn Murphy, Yale – 54.54
  7. Alexa Pappas, Princeton – 55.23
  8. Addie Rose Bullock, Harvard – 55.30

Brown’s Reznicek, in her second A final of the night, had a wire-to-wire victory in the 100 back. About half a second slower than her Brown program-record performance in prelims, she was still the only sub-53 in the field and won with 52.94. Princeton’s Isabella Korbly was the lone 53 of the final, coming in second with 53.88. The next four swimmers touched almost simultaneously. Yale’s Lindsey Wagner (54.36) touched out Molly Hamlin (54.38), Penn’s Hannah Kannan (54.42), and Yale’s Quinn Murphy (54.54) for third place.

Princeton’s Alexa Pappas (55.23) and Harvard’s Addie Rose Bullock (55.30) finished seventh and eighth.

Women’s 3-Meter Diving – Consolation Final

  • Ivy League Record: 360.55 – Caitlin Chambers, Princeton (2015)
  • Ivy Championships Record: 360.55 – Caitlin Chambers, Princeton (2015)
  • NCAA A Standard: 280.00

Top-8:

  1. Morgane Herculano, Harvard – 304.45
  2. Stephanie Shao, Yale – 278.65
  3. Hayden Henderson, Yale – 276.15
  4. Amy Wotovich, Harvard – 274.80
  5. Maddie Seltzer, Princeton – 274.65
  6. Olivia Francella, Penn – 263.70
  7. Brighida Rosendahl, Columbia – 247.95
  8. Alexa Brinker, Brown – 209.40

Women’s 400 Medley Relay

  • Ivy League Record: 3:32.72 – Harvard (2020)
  • Ivy Championships Record: 3:32.72 – Harvard (2020)
  • NCAA A Standard: 3:31.66
  • NCAA B Standard: 3:33.78

Podium:

  1. Yale – 3:36.10
  2. Princeton – 3:38.63
  3. Brown – 3:41.72
  4. Penn – 3:41.87
  5. Columbia – 3:44.25
  6. Dartmouth – 3:45.35
  7. Cornell – 3:48.25

Felicia Pasadyn put Harvard in first place with a 53.42 leadoff on the backstroke leg, while Brown’s Jenna Reznicek, in her third final, went 54.62, 1.8 seconds slower than her winning time in the 100 back. Princeton’s Isabella Korbly handed off in second place, going 54.04 on the back. Aleksandra Denisenko split 1:00.8 to extend Harvard’s lead over the field but Marykate Buckley’s 1:01.5 gave Yale the edge over Princeton in second place.

Nikki Venema of Princeton caught up to Yale on the butterfly leg, splitting a monster 51.9. She handed off to Christina Bradley, while Iszak Henig took over for Yale. Henig crushed his anchor, nearly catching Harvard, who had a 2.37-second lead over Yale after the third leg. His 47.31 freestyle left the Bulldogs just .28 short of the Crimson at the touch.

Harvard was disqualified for an early takeoff from butterflyer Abigail Carr, so Yale got the win and Princeton came in second.

Standings After Day 3

  1. Harvard – 956.5
  2. Yale – 821
  3. Penn – 810
  4. Princeton – 756
  5. Brown – 619
  6. Columbia – 480.5
  7. Dartmouth – 411
  8. Cornell – 340

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WahooSwimFan
9 months ago

Congratulations on a great swim to Samantha Shelton!

50Backstroker
9 months ago

Uh, who negative splits a 200 free by over a second?

Eve
Reply to  50Backstroker
9 months ago

Ariarne Titmus at this past Olympics.

Buster
Reply to  Eve
9 months ago

55.85, 57.65 isn’t a negative split …

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