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IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Sara Li Breaks 32-Year Old Pool Record at ECAC Open Meet


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --
Sara Li ended the Harvard women's swimming and diving team's Sunday on a high note at the ECAC Open Championships at Blodgett Pool. Li led off the 400 freestyle relay, the last women's race of the meet, by setting new Harvard and Blodgett records in the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.67 seconds.

The junior helped Harvard finish second in the event, one of 12 top-eight showings for the Crimson during the three-day meet, and also won the 100 freestyle in 49.34 seconds on Sunday. Li, like numerous other members of the Crimson, was only present at the ECAC meet during the last day of competition, as she was in Princeton, N.J., through Saturday for the Ivy League championship. Harvard came in fifth (of 21) at the ECAC event after earning second at the Ivy meet.

Kendall Crawford, the Ivy League's 200 back champion, also won a race for Harvard Sunday. She added another 200 back crown to her resume by touching the wall in 1:56.59, ahead of teammate Danielle Lee, who was in third at 2:00.20.

Complete list of Harvard top-eight finishes:
Friday
200 free relay – 5th Oriana Wang, Kyle Krueger, Carol Lin, Sarah Sumner, 1:37.45 – Winner: BU, 1:34.44
1-meter diving – 8th Luisa Masclans, 186.50 – Winner: Melinda Matyas, BU, 259.50
400 medley relay – 5th Danielle Shulkin, Kyle Krueger, Connie Hsu, Oriana Wang, 3:52.99 – Winner: BU, 3:49.34
Saturday
200 MR – 3rd Shori Hijikata, Kyle Krueger, Danielle Schulkin, Sarah Sumner, 1:46.93 – Winner: BU, 1:44.15
400 IM – 4th Connie Hsu, 4:24.76 – Winner: Katie Mann, UNH, 4:11.18 (B)
100 fly – 2nd Danielle Schulkin, 55.68 – Winner: Jenni Roberts, UNH, 53.41 (B)
800 freestyle relay – Oriana Wang, Danielle Schulkin, Paige Newell, Connie Hsu , 7:36.00 – Winner: BU, 7:27.08
Sunday
1650 free – 4th Suarez-Rebling, 17:23.04 – Winner: Stephanie Nasson, BU, 16:27.57 (B)
200 back – 1st Kendall Crawford, 1:56.59 (B) and 3rd Danielle Lee, 2:00.20
100 free – 1st Sara Li, 49.34 (B)
200 fly – 5th Connie Hsu, 2:02.19 – Winner: Jenni Roberts, UNH, 1:57.31 (B)
400 freestyle relay – 2nd Sara Li, Carol Lin, Danielle Schulkin, Page Newell, 3:27.72 – Winner: BU, 3:25.55

Team Standings
1. Boston University 758
2. New Hampshire 403
3. Marist College 387
4. Bucknell University 380.5
5. Harvard University 366
6. Naval Academy 338.5
7. Maine 193
8. Rider University 170
9. UMBC 137
10. Niagara University 116
11. C.W. Post 89
12. Manhattan College 66
13. Baruch College 46
14. Binghamton University 36
15. Brown University 34
16. Colby-Sawyer College 27
17. Saint Peters University 22
18. Fordham University 20
19. Roger Williams University 10
20. Marywood University 6
21. University of New England 4