Penn Women Open Season with Wins Against Columbia, Army West Point

Columbia vs. Penn vs. Army West Point

  • Results
  • Hosted by Army West Point
  • Friday, November 4th
  • 25 yards
  • Dual meet format

Final Team Scores – Women

Columbia 190, Army West Point 110
Penn 203, Army West Point 97
Penn 173.5, Columbia 126.5

The University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Army West Point on Friday. While it counted as a pair of non-league scrimmages for the Black Knights, the meet opened the Ivy season for rivals Penn and Columbia, who finished fourth and sixth, respectively, in the standings last year, separated by 355 points.

Penn set the tone early on, winning the first event by .25. Libby Jardeleza, Haley Wickham, Wendy Yang, and Rochelle Dong combined to win the 200 medley relay in 1:44.35 over Columbia’s Mary Ashby, Jennifer Shahar, Julia Samson, and Alice Boutant.

Penn’s Carolyn Yang led a 1-2-3 Quaker sweep in the 1000 free with 10:13.71. Army West Point’s Sabrina Mortell was next to the wall in 10:27.50. Virginia Burns of Penn won the 200 free (1:51.37) over Columbia’s Jessica Antiles and Boutant. She also took the 100 free (52.26) and the 500 free (5:00.84). Mortell edged Antiles for second. Antilles got a win in the 200 IM, though, touching in 2:05.14 ahead of Jess Burkett of Army West Point.

Dong edged Kelly Hamilton of Army West Point, 56.62 to 56.64, to win the 100 back. Hamilton was again runner-up in the 50 free, this time behind Penn’s Yang. Dong later led a 1-2-3 Quaker sweep in the 100 fly, winning with 55.53.

Shahar (1:04.40) led a 1-3-4 Columbia sweep in the 100 breast; Kara Wineinger of Army West Point snuck in ahead of the Lions’ Helen Wojdylo and Celia Frick for second. In the 200, Penn’s Serena Xue edged Wojdylo, 2:23.29 to 2:23.74, for the title.

The Quakers’ Annie Tran (2:05.01) was victorious in the 200 fly; Columbia’s Trudiann Patrick was second. Samson of Columbia won the 200 back (2:02.52). Jo Marsh of Army West Point finished second with a season-best 2:04.60.

Kim Yang of Columbia won both diving events. Teammate Seanna Barrett was runner-up in 1-meter diving; Penn’s Sivan Mills, on the 3-meter board.

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About Anne Lepesant

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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