Women's Swimming and Diving Within Striking Distance After First Day of Ivy Championships

Pictured: Harvard competes on day one of the Ivy Championships at Blodgett Pool.
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The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team turned in a solid effort on the first day of the Ivy Championships at Blodgett Pool, ending the session in third place with 348 points. The Crimson placed second in three events, led by a record-setting performance from Kate Mills in the 200-yard individual medley.

Princeton has the lead after day one with 390 points and Yale sits in second with a score of 353.

Harvard started the meet with a runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle relay, recording an NCAA “B” standard time of 1:32.73, just 0.03 seconds behind Yale and the Harvard school record. Alexandra Clarke followed with a second-place finish in the 500 free, notching an NCAA “B” standard time of 4:45.24.

Mills also recorded a second-place finish and an NCAA provisional mark in the 200 individual medley, posting a time of 2:00.68. She broke her own school record of 2:01.72, set at the 2008 league championship meet.

Harvard wrapped up Day 1 with a third-place finish in the 400 medley relay as Katy Hinkle, Mackenzie Luick, Kelly Robinson and Mills combined for a time of 3:45.26. The Crimson returns to action Friday morning as preliminaries begin at 11 a.m., and finals begin at 6 p.m.