Dahlke, Pasadyn Named Ivy High Point Swimmers; Women's Swimming and Diving Finishes Second

Dahlke, Pasadyn Named Ivy High Point Swimmers; Women's Swimming and Diving Finishes Second

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving two-year run as Ivy League Champions came to an end Saturday night, finishing second in the league championship meet with at total of 1,462 points. 

Scooping up three individual event champion honors, first-year Felicia Pasadyn was named one of the three High Point Swimmers of the Meet. Pasadyn captured both of the individual medley (200 and 400) champion honors with Harvard and pool records, as well as in the 200 backstroke on the fourth and final night. In addition to breaking her own Harvard mark in the 200 back, she also began the new owner of the Ivy League meet mark with a time of 1:52.56.

Senior Mike Dahlke, who claimed a pair of individual champion honors, was named the Career High Point Swimmer. After winning the 100-yard butterfly for the third straight time, Dahlke won the 200-yard butterfly with a program-best time of 1:55.51.

Dahlke and Pasadyn were also members of the two Harvard freestyle relay squads that earned automatic berths into the NCAA Championships in Athens, Georgia in March. The Crimson's 800-yard freestyle relay squad of Dahlke, Pasadyn, Samantha Shelton, and Kennidy Quist registered the nation's fourth-best time of 6:59.92 on the opening night. On the closing night, the same quartet eclipsed the trio of the Harvard, Ivy and pool records, touching the wall with an NCAA A-cut time of 3:14.48.

After sophomore Morgane Herculano was named the 1-meter dive champion, fellow diver junior Georgina Milne captured the 3-meter dive. Milne posted a season-best and career-best score of 323.25 on the final night. All three of the Crimson's divers finished in the top four of the 3-meter finals. Sophomore Esther Lawrence placed third with a score of 309.70, while Elizabeth Miclau was fourth posting a score of 308.00.

Harvard Highlights

• Sophomore Samantha Shelton finished in second place in the 200 backstroke, clocking in with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:54.91, while first-year Kate Hazlett also appeared on the podium with a time of 1:57.91.

• Junior Jaycee Yegher collected her second individual champion honors of the meet touching the wall with a Harvard, Ivy and pool record of 2:08.47 in the 200-yard breaststroke.

• Junior Kennidy Quist and senior Mei Lyn Colby finished back-to-back in the 100-yard freestyle relay with times of 49.00 and 49.17 to place fourth and fifth respectively.

• Sophomore Helena Morena registered a time of 16:29.22 in the mile to placed sixth overall in the event.

Next Up
Harvard will compete on the national stage at the NCAA Championships meet on March 18-21 in Athens, Ga.