Women's Swimming and Diving Maintains Its Lead After Day Two at Ivy Championships

Women's Swimming and Diving Maintains Its Lead After Day Two at Ivy Championships

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Harvard women's swimming and diving holds a two-point lead over Princeton to remain in first place with a score of 510 after day two of the 2020 Ivy League Championship Meet on Thursday evening.  

Depth proved to be a valuable asset for the Crimson on the second night. Receiving top performances both from its swimmers and divers, Harvard was able to hold off a couple of first-place finishes from a young Princeton squad.

After senior Miki Dahlke eclipsed the Harvard all-time record in the 500-yard freestyle touching the wall with a second-place time of 4:39.30, first-year Felicia Pasadyn took down another program mark. In the 200 IM, Pasadyn edged out Princeton's Christie Chong by two seconds, clocking in with a Harvard and Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center record of 1:55.88.

On the 1-meter board, sophomore diver Morgane Herculano's score of 292.05 to secure Ivy League Champion honors played a big role in helping the Crimson re-gain its lead in the overall meet. First-year divers Evie Geier and Elizabeth Miclau also finished on the podium, placing sixth and eighth, respectively.   

Harvard Highlights

• Sophomore Samantha Shelton earned points for the Crimson in the 200 IM, placing fourth with a time of 2:00.13.

• Senior Mei Lynn Colby's time of 22:58 in the 50-yard freestyle is second amongst Harvard's all-time leaders and came .13 seconds shy of surpassing the seven-year program record.

• Junior Kennidy Quist also collected points for the Crimson in the 50-yard freestyle, touching the wall with a time of 22.88.  

• The Crimson's 200-yard freestyle relay squad of Mei Lynn Colby, Kennidy Quist, Darlen Fung, and Miki Dahlke broke the three-year-old program mark by seven hundredths of second, touching the wall with a time of 1:29.80.

• Sophomore Esther Lawrence and junior Georgina Milne placed ninth and 10th in the 1-meter dive, posting scores of 271.70 and 255.35, respectively, while senior Megan Galbreath placed 16th with a score of 247.00.

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Day three of the 2020 Ivy League Championships begins tomorrow with the prelims beginning at 11 a.m.