PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Harvard women's swimming and diving opened the 2020 Ivy League Championships Meet in dramatic fashion, sitting in first place after two events with a score of 128 on Wednesday evening.
In the second event of the night, the Crimson clocked the fourth-best time in nation this seasonin the 800-yard freestyle relay. Harvard's quartet of Miki Dahlke, Samantha Shelton, Kennidy Quist, and Felicia Pasadyn shattered the program, as well as the Ivy League meet mark to place first, touching the wall with an NCAA A-cut time 6:59.92.
Earlier in the night, Felicia Pasadyn, Jaycee Yegher, Adaline Rose Bullock, and Mei Lynn Colby began the meet secured first place in the 200-yard medley relay. The Crimson foursome clipped two seconds off the previous Harvard program mark, clocking in with a time of 1:37.81 – five hundredths of a second faster than Princeton, who finished second.
• Harvard is one of only four Division I schools who have registered an 800 freestyle relay time under seven minutes this season. Its time of 6:59.92 is fourth.
The Ivy League Championships continues on day two tomorrow beginning with the prelims at 11 a.m. and the finals at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on the ESPN+