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Sara Li
Sara Li
Year: Junior
Hometown: Longmeadow, Mass.
High School: Longmeadow
Position: Freestyle/IM
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Leverett

Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving
Personal Records
50 Free:
22.46 (Ivy League Championships, 2/28/13)*
100 Free: 48.67 (ECAC Championships, 3/3/13)*
200 Free: 1:45.88 (ECAC Championships, 3/2/13)*
100 Back: 59.22 (Rutgers Invitational, 1/21/11)
100 Breast: 1:06.56 (Cornell & Dartmouth, 11/12/10)
100 Fly: 56.86 (Cornell & Dartmouth, 11/12/10)
200 Fly: 2:12.10 (Penn, 1/23/11)
200 IM: 2:00.93 (Georgia Invitational, 12/2/12)
* - Harvard record 

Junior 2012-13
Set a new Harvard record in the 100 free with a 49.77 at the Georgia Invitational in a split of the 400-yard freestyle relay, which Harvard finished in 3:22.96 for 12th place ... Part of the 200 medley relay (1:41.16) and 400 medley relay (3:38.86) that set new Harvard records at the Georgia Invitational Nov. 30-Dec. 2 ... Won three races (50 free, 100 free, 200 IM) to lead Harvard to wins over Penn and Brown Jan. 19 ... Took the 200 free in 1:50.49 against Vermont Jan. 20 ... Won the 100 freestyle (49.32) and came in second in the 50 freestyle (22.52) at the Princeton and Yale meet. Also was a member of the 200 medley relay team that placed first at the Princeton and Yale meet (Feb. 1) ... At the Ivy meet set a new Harvard record while placing third in the 50 freestyle (22:46*). Won the 200 freestyle (1:46.48) and the 200 backstroke (1:55.84), while finishing second and third in the 100 freestyle (49.20) and 100 backstroke (53.76), respectively. Also a member of the 200 medley relay team that finished first, 400 medley relay team that finished third, and 800 freestyle relay team that finished second, all at the Ivy meet (Feb. 28) ... During 400 freestyle relay at the Ivy meet, set new Harvard and Blodgett records in the 100 freestyle (48.67*). Finished first in the individual 100 freestyle (49.34), all at the ECAC Championships (Mar. 3).

Sophomore 2011-12
Notched her personal best in the 100 backstoke (59.19) at the Georgia Invitational Dec. 12 ... Was a member of the second-place finishing 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams while also taking fourth in the 100 free (52.53) and fifth in the 50 free (24.59) against Columbia and Penn ... Won the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.32 and placed third in the 200 free in 1:54.42 at Brown ... Was a member of the winning 400 free relay team while also taking third in the 200 free (1:50.38) and sixth in the 100 free (51.88) at HYP ... Was a member of the winning 800 free relay team at the Ivy League Championships and also placed fourth in the 50 free (23.60), sixth in the 200 free (1:49.71) and 10th in the 100 free (51.05).

Freshman 2010-11
Led a Harvard sweep in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.55 against Columbia Nov. 19 ... Member of the 200 free relay team that set the school record of 1:32.49 at the Georgia Invitational Dec. 2 ... Member of the ninth-place 200 medley team at the Georgia Invitational ... Swam with the 10th-place 800 free relay team at the Georgia Invitational ... Finished first in the 200 Free with a time of 1:52.39 against Brown Jan. 14 ... Won the 200-yard IM in 2:04.99 at the Yale/Princeton tri-meet Jan. 28 ... Earned first-team All-Ivy accolades as a member of the 800-free relay squad at the 2011 Ivy Championships and helped the 200 and 400 free relay squads set school records and capture runner-up results at the meet ... Captured the 200 IM in a time of 2:08.32 against Brown Jan. 14 ... was a member of the 800 free relay team that took first (7:15.92) at the Ivy League Championships March 3.

Before Harvard

Swam for four years and ran cross country for one at Longmeadow … Served as captain of the swim team as a senior and captain of ultimate Frisbee team as a junior and senior … Named to the Western Massachusetts All-Scholastic first team all four years of high school … Massachusetts state record holder in the 200 individual medley … Nine-time All-American and a junior national qualifier … Undefeated in high school career … National Honor Society member and scholastic All-American as a junior and senior … Harvard Book Award recipient in 2009 … Mother is a professional swimmer in China and father is professional basketball player.