PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Utilizing its team depth, Harvard women's swimming and diving edged out Penn, 169-128, on Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson began the day strong, finishing back-to-back in the 200-yard medley relay. Harvard's A-squad of Felicia Pasadyn, Jaycee Yegher, Addie Rose Bullock and Mei Lynn Colby touched the wall two seconds ahead of the quartet of Athena Ye, Kennidy Quist, Darlene Fung and Kate Hazlett to set the tone of the meet.
First-year swimmer Felicia Pasadyn registered a pair of first-place finishes, including in the 500 free. In one of the two long distances events of the day, Pasadyn came in with a time of 4:51.00 – the second-best time of the season. Her second first-place finish of the day came in the 100 back (55.59), while teammates Matti Harrison (57.34) and Athena Ye (57.54) finish third and fourth, respectively.
In the diving portion of the competition, first-year Evie Geier on the 1-meter board posting a score of 264.59. Right behind her was fellow first year Elizabeth Miclau with a score of 263.39. Miclau also finished first in the 3-meter, scoring 297.08.
- Sophomores Helena Moreno and Samantha Shelton posted the team's best times this season in the 1,000 freestyle, clocking in with times of 10:11.88 and 10:14.46, respectively.
- Additionally in the 200 IM, Shelton notched the Crimson's fourth-best time of the year touching the wall with a time of 2:04.58.
- Junior Jaycee Yegher registered the third-best time of the year in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.42 – one second shy of her best this season.
- Senior Miki Dahlke registered two first place finishes in the 100 fly (54.97) and the 200 free (1:50.64).
- Harvard is now 31-3 against Penn, increasing its streak to 16.
Harvard is off for two weeks, preparing for the annual, two-day H-Y-P meet on Feb. 1-2 in Princeton, N.J.