Women's Swimming and Diving Prepares for Princeton and Yale This Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot.
Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's swimming and diving (5-1, 5-0 Ivy) opens the month of February with dual meets against Princeton (7-1, 5-0 Ivy) and Yale (7-0, 4-0 Ivy) in Princeton, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 1-2. 

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What to Know

• The Crimson enters H-Y-P with a 5-1 overall record, which includes a 5-0 mark against Ivy opponents.

• In her first meet of the year against Brown on Jan. 15, junior Jaycee Yegher posted the third-best 200 breast time in program history, touching the wall with a time of 2:13.48. It was one of two first-place finishes on the day – also placing first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.91.

• Also against Brown, junior Kennidy Quist squeaked out first place in the 200 free, clocking in .27 seconds ahead of teammate Samantha Shelton with a time of 1:49.21.

• Earlier this year at the Minnesota Invitational, senior Miki Dahlke and first-year Felicia Pasadyn inked their names in Harvard's all-time records. Dahlke posted a new program record in the 200 fly posting an NCAA B-cut time of 1:56.21, while Pasadyn broke teammate, Samantha Shelton's 2018 mark in the 200 back with a time of 1:53.96.

• The same day in Minnesota, the Crimson 400 free relay squad of Dahlke, Pasadyn, Shelton and Quist posted the second-fasted time in Harvard history touching the wall with a time of 3:16.98. It was also just shy of meeting the NCAA provisional mark (3:16.35).

• Announced this week, the Crimson garnered CSCAA honors with a fall semester of 3.69, besting its previous effort of 3.55 accomplished last season. Harvard beat out Yale by .02 percentage points for top amongst the eight Ivy schools.

• Harvard trails Princeton, 14-25-1 all-time, but defeated the Tigers last season, 182-118, while the Crimson lead the series over the Bulldogs, 27-16 all-time.

At The Helm
Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 is in her 23rd season as The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving. She has guided the Crimson to back-to-back Ivy League titles and the school's 2019 championship was Harvard's fourth in the last six years. Harvard has won 14 Ivy League championships in program history.  

Next Up
Harvard seeks to defend its Ivy League title when it returns to the pool on Feb. 19 at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on the Brown campus in Providence, R.I.