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Apr. 7, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 11

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Princeton’s winter champions

Published in the April 7, 2010, issue


Seven winter teams clinched Ivy League titles between Feb. 27 and March 6. In addition to women’s basketball (p. 15), the Tiger men and women dominated in fencing, swimming and diving, and indoor track and field.

Beverly Schaefer

The senior-led WOMEN’S SWIMMING team won its third league crown in four years at the Ivy championship meet in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 25–27. Courtney Kilkuts ’10, above left, won the 200-meter individual medley for the fourth time. Alicia Aemisegger ’10 won three events to finish her career with 12 individual Ivy golds.  

MEN’S SWIMMING won this year’s Ivy championship meet at DeNunzio Pool March 4­–6, giving Princeton’s seniors their third team title. Sophomores Jonathan Christensen, above right, and Bryan Tay each won two individual events, and freshman Will Lawley led a 1–2–3–4 Princeton finish in the 200-yard freestyle.  


Beverly Schaefer

Final-day victories by Ashley Higginson ’11, above left, (1-mile run), Reilly Kiernan ’10 (3,000-meter run), and Thanithia Billings ’11 (weight throw) helped WOMEN’S TRACK topple defending-champion Cornell at the indoor Ivy Heptagonal Championships at Harvard Feb. 27–28.  

In MEN’S TRACK, Princeton dominated the ­middle-distance races and performed well in the field events to beat second-place Cornell at the indoor Heps. Winners included Austin ­Hollimon ’12, above right, (400-meter dash), and Eric Plummer ’10 (shot put).

Beverly Schaefer

Andrea Oliva ’12, above left, won the decisive bout as WOMEN’S FENCING edged Harvard 14–13 Feb. 28 to complete a perfect 6–0 Ivy season and its first league championship since 2001. Standouts included Susannah Scanlan ’12 (epee), Brianna Martin ’13 (foil), and Eliza Stone ’13 (sabre).

MEN’S FENCING also won Princeton’s first Ivy title since 2001, sweeping its five league meets. Epeeists Graham Wicas ’11, above right, and Jonathan Yergler ’13 posted 10-3 and 10-1 records in Ivy bouts, respectively. Thomas Abend ’10 (sabre) and Alex Mills ’12 (foil) had strong performances during the league season.
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