Defeat of Penn, 192-105, Caps Busy Weekend for Women’s Swimming and Diving

Jenny Reese took the three-meter competition against the Quakers (David Silverman).

After taking second at the Rutgers Invitational to start the weekend, the Harvard women's swimming and diving team registered a convincing 192-105 win over Penn Sunday at Blodgett Pool. The meet marked the first and only home meet for the Crimson this season, and the final home meet for the class of 2011.  

The Crimson came out of the gate sprinting, taking the top two spots in the 200-yard medley relay as the teams were separated by just .06 seconds. Christine Kaufmann kept the ball rolling, leading a 1-2-3 finish by the Crimson in the 1,000 freestyle with a winning time of 10:10.06. Kate Mills followed with a win in the 200 free in a time of 1:51.29 and Laura Evans made it three-straight event wins for Harvard with a time of 58.03 in the 100 backstroke. Katy Hinkle earned an individual title in the 50 free in 23.59 and Kelly Robinson was right behind in 24.67.

Schuyler Moore ruled the one-meter diving competition with a total of 273.91 and Brittany Powell took second, just 13 points back. The 100 free belonged to Christine Hughes who led a trio of Harvard swimmers with a time of 53.86 and Deirdre Clute took the title in the 200 back with a time of 2:08.71. Evans got her second win of the day with a time of 2:21.64 in the 200 breaststroke and Ali Slack was the top member of a Crimson trio atop the 100 fly results with a 57.69 mark.

Jenny Reese made it a Harvard diving sweep with a winning total of 287.86 on the three meter board and Caroline Weaver topped all competitors in the 200 individual medley with a 2:08.74 final to seal the victory.

Harvard wraps up its regular season dual schedule with the annual HYP meet Jan. 28 in New Haven, Conn.