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Hinkle's Sprint Highlights Women's Swimming and Diving Performance at Georgia Invitational

Katy Hinkle broke the school record in the 50-yard freestyle in day one of the Georgia Invitational (David Silverman).

MIT Invitational Results

Texas Invitational Diving Results

Senior Katy Hinkle posted the fastest time in school history in the 50-yard freestyle to highlight the Harvard women's swimming and diving efforts Friday at day one of the Georgia Invitational. The Crimson is currently in sixth place at the meet with 99 total points and will continue to compete through Sunday.

Hinkle posted a time of 22.87 in the preliminary round of the 50 free race, earning a spot in the 'A' final and hitting an NCAA 'B' cut in the event. The senior ended up placing fifth in the final, marking the best performance by a Harvard swimmer on the opening day of the event. Hinkle joined Ali Slack, Sara Li and Jenna Gregoire to break another school record and hit another NCAA provisional cut, placing fourth in the 200 free relay in a time of 1:32.49 to start the competition.

Meghan Leddy and Kate Mills placed 15th and 16th, respectively, in the 500 free with Leddy hitting a 'B' cut, and the pair also tallied team points in the 200 individual medley with a pair of top-16 finishes. The day wrapped up with the 400 medley relay and the team of Hinkle, Slack, Kelly Robinson and Helen Pitchik placed 12th to earn 14 points for the Crimson.

Harvard also sent swimmers and divers to the MIT Invitational and the Texas Invitational to compete. At the MIT event, Harvard racked up 233 points to finish second after day one of the competition. Deidre Clute was victorious in the 500 free and Carol Lin took second in the 200 IM. Jessica Stanchfield owned the one-meter board, collecting 243.75 points for the win and Kelly Courtland was close behind in second. The 400 medley relay team of Lin, Ali Lightbourne, Caroline Weaver and Monica Burgos finished second to wrap up day one of competition. Jenny Reese was the top Harvard diver at the Texas Invitational, placing 16th on the one-meter board.

The Crimson returns to action tomorrow at all three invitational meets.