Women's Swimming and Diving Wins 5th Straight 193-107 Over Brown
The Crimson is 13-1 at Blodgett Pool over the last five years and 5-0 overall this year (OAC).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team ran its dual meet win streak to five on Saturday with a 193-107 victory over Brown at Blodgett Pool. The Crimson has now won 10 straight against the Bears, and improved to 13-1 at Blodgett Pool, 29-4 overall, since 2007-08.
A total of nine Crimson (5-0, 5-0 Ivy League) student-athletes won at least one event on Saturday as Harvard claimed 12 victories overall. Kelsey Hojan-Clark kicked things off with a first-place performance in the 1,650 free, stopping the clock in 17:04.58. She was followed by Catherine Zagroba (17:11.68) in second and Kristin Korsberg (17:32.16) in third. Faith Martin won the 100 back with a time of 57.79.
Meghan Leddy claimed the 200 fly in 2:06.63, starting a run of 10 straight victories for the Crimson. Alicia Lightbourne and Laura Evans went 1-2 in the 50 free following Leddy's win, finishing in 24.58 and 24.68, respectively. Leslie Rea then claimed her first win on the three-meter diving board with a total of 333.38 points, ahead of Amanda Largent (284.63) and Brittany Powell (284.48) who placed second and third.
Sarah Sumner took home the 100 free with a time of 52.65, and was followed by Hojan-Clark who earned her second victory with a time of 2:06.45 in the 200 back. Deirdre Clute clocked in at 2:06.97 to place second in the event while Danielle Schulkin took third in 2:07.77.
In the 200 breast, Courtney Otto cruised to a win in 2:20.98 and Evans finished second in 2:22.07. Leddy posted her second victory in the 500 free (5:02.37) with Ana Anaya taking second (5:11.45). Caroline Weaver (57.56) and Rea (281.17) followed with wins in the 100 fly and one-meter dive, respectively, while Sara Li capped off Harvard's day with a time of 2:08.32 to win the 200 IM.
Harvard will return to action next weekend when it competes in a pair of duals at Northwestern and Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 21.