Women’s Swimming Splits at HYP, Finishes Ivy Dual Season 6-1

Reese and the Crimson will get another chance against Princeton at the Ivy League Championships Feb. 25-27 (photo courtesy

PRINCETON, N.J.-Jenny Reese won both diving events to lead the Harvard women's swimming and diving team to a 180-120 victory against Yale, but the Crimson fell to Princeton, 190-102, Saturday at the annual HYP meet at DeNunzio Pool.

Harvard also posted a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay to finish the meet and complete its Ivy League dual schedule with a 6-1 record. Kate Mills swam an NCAA "B" cut in the 200 butterfly, one of her three top-three finishes. The Crimson secured at least a second-place finish in the Ivy dual standings, while Princeton (6-0) clinched at least a share of the dual title and Yale (4-2) suffered its first Ivy losses.

Reese won the three-meter diving with 273.55 points, dominating the field by nearly 20 points. The one-meter competition was closer, but Reese edged Yale's Paige Meneses by 1.2 points, totaling 254.85. The foursome of Ellie Johnson, Kelly Robinson, Ali Slack and Katy Hinkle accounted for the win in the 400 free relay, combining for a time of 3:28.35.

Mills swam a "B"-cut time of 1:58.76 en route to third place in the 200 fly. She also placed second in the 200 free (1:49.55) and 200 individual medley (2:03.16). Robinson also logged two runner-up showings, in the 50 free (23.81 seconds ) and 100 fly (55.25).

Meghan Leddy placed second in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:02.19, while Christine Kaufmann was the runner-up in the 500 free in 4:54.58.