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Women's Swimming and Diving Captures Second at ECAC Championships

Pictured: Holly Furman helped the Crimson to a second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Photo Courtesy: David Silverman

A day after taking second in the Ivy League Championships, the women’s swimming and diving team took second place at the ECAC Championships, finishing with 492 points, Sunday at Trees Pool.

Marist edged Harvard to take the overall victory with 503.5 points while the Crimson bested Rider (391.5), Colgate (366) and Pittsburgh (308.5) to secure second place.

Holly Furman helped the Crimson cause with a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.10 and Clare Foster added 16 points with a third-place time of 2:19.65 in the 200 breaststroke. The women capped their day with a second-place finish in the 400 free relay as Furman, Ali Lightbourne, Caroline Weaver and Victoria Pratt combined for a time of 3:27.11.

Harvard is back in action in two weeks as it will send a select group of athletes to the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships hosted by Rutgers University. The NCAA swimming championships will be hosted by Purdue the following weekend.