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Otto Wins Three Events to Lead Harvard Past Columbia and Penn

Otto won three events to lead the Crimson against Columbia and Penn (Gil Talbot).

New York, N.Y. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team took to the pool Friday in Ivy League action, sweeping both Columbia and Penn in New York City.

The Crimson (4-0) defeated the host Lions by a score of 157-143, and took down the Quakers 249-49. This marks the eighth straight season Harvard has opened the year with at least four straight wins.

Harvard earned its first victory in the 1,000 free where Courtney Otto led a 1-2-3 finish for the Crimson. Otto took the win with a time of 10:04.96 and was followed by Kelsey Hojan-Clark (10:09.22) in second and Catherine Zagroba (10:11.52) in third.

It was another 1-2-3 finish for the Crimson in the 200 fly as Otto again led the way with a time of 2:00.32, setting a new Ursis Pool record. Danielle Schulkin placed second in 2:02.80 while Hilary Roberts took third in 2:03.04.

Jenna Gregoire picked up a win in the 50 free, stopping the clock at 23.95. Alex Stanton followed Gregoire with a win in the one-meter dive, topping teammates Leslie Rea and Schuyler Moore to do so. Stanton totaled 259.15 points for the victory, with Rea and Moore posting scores of 257.95 and 254.20, respectively. Meghan Leddy won the 200 back in a time of 2:00.30.

Otto earned the hat trick with her third win of the day in the 500 free, coming in with a time of 4:53.33.

Harvard will be back in action after the New Year, hosting Brown at Blodgett Pool Jan. 14 at 12 p.m.