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Women’s Swimming and Diving Continues Road Dominance With 189-111 Win Over Columbia

Kate Mills captured the 200-yard individual medley against Columbia (David Silverman).

NEW YORK –
In its third road meet of the season, the Harvard women's swimming and diving team didn't miss a beat, capturing 10 of 16 events for a 189-111 win over Columbia Friday night at Uris Natatorium. Harvard keeps its perfect 3-0 record on the season in tact with the win.  

The Crimson divers kicked off the meet right, taking the top four spots in the three-meter competition, led by junior Leslie Rea who totaled 277.13 points in the event. The 400-yard medley relay team of Katy Hinkle, Kelly Robinson, Alicia Lightbourne and Jenna Gregoire followed with a winning time of 3:50.63 and rookie Sara Li led a Harvard sweep in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.55.

Hinkle earned an individual title with a winning time of 1:03.60 in the 100 backstroke, and first-year Danielle Schulkin captured the 200 butterfly in 2:03.78. The divers were dominant once again in the one-meter event, with freshman Schuyler Moore leading a quartet of Crimson divers atop the leaderboard with 268.73 points. Sophomore Caroline Weaver won the 200 backstroke in 2:04.21, Catherine Zagroba took the 500 free in 4:59.95 and senior Kate Mills earned a win in the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:04.87.

In the final event of the day, Harvard got back to its habit of breaking pool records in opponents' pools, capturing the 200 free relay title in a facility-best time of 1:35.57. Hinkle, Gregoire, Ali Slack and Monica Burgos combined to set the record for the Crimson.

Harvard is back in action in two weeks when it travels to Athens, Ga., to compete in the Georgia Invitational beginning Dec. 2 and running through Dec. 5.