Women's Swimming & Diving Maintains Day 2 Lead; Boyce Claims Double Win
Senior Lisa Boyce won two individual events, while four Princeton divers reached the ‘A’ final of the 1-meter event, to help the Tigers maintain a Day 2 lead at the 2013 Big Al Open.
Princeton holds the overall lead with 721 points, while Yale stands second with 656 points. Both schools hold a comfortable lead over the rest of the field, as Dartmouth stands third with 432 points. There are seven events remaining; Sunday prelims will begin at 10 am, while finals start at 5 pm.
Princeton got off to a strong start Saturday night, as the quartet of Boyce, Olivia Chan, Nikki Larson and Morgan Karetnick posted a win in the 200 medley relay in 1:40.17, a time that was more than four seconds faster than any team in the field.
Princeton bounced back strong in the 100 fly, placing four in the top five and earning a win by Boyce. She took the victory in 53.21, though her preliminary time of 52.76 currently ranks among the Top 20 nationally. Larson (54.50), Karetnick (54.62) and Chan (55.66) went 3-4-5 in the final.
Sophomore Mallory Remick placed seventh in the 200 free in 1:51.93, while junior Damaris Iriondo won the ‘B’ final in 1:50.73. Chan won the 100 breast in 1:02.81, while junior Emily Yu took sixth in 1:05.95.
Boyce picked up her second individual win of the night by taking the 100 back in 54.89, while sophomore Sada Stewart finished third in 55.79. Junior Shirley Wang gave the Tigers three in the Top 5 in 56.04.
The first diving final of the weekend saw Princeton put four in the top seven of the 1-meter event. Freshman Caitlin Chambers took third with 260.15 points, while sophomore Helen Zitkovsky finished fourth with 240.65 points. Sophomore Alice Eltvedt placed fifth (236.80), while freshman Lisa Li finished seventh (231.15).
Princeton finished fifth in the 800 free relay, as the quartet of Iriondo, Remick, Elizabeth McDonald and Stewart finished in 7:30.47.