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Women’s Swimming and Diving Puts in Solid First Day at Rutgers Invitational

Katy Hinkle captured two wins during the first day of competition at the Rutgers Invitational (David Silverman).

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. –
With a victory in the first event of the meet, the Harvard women's swimming and diving team set the tone in a solid showing at day one of the Rutgers Invitational Friday.   

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Katy Hinkle, Sara Li, Jenna Gregoire and Ali Slack turned in a top time of 1:34.72, edging out the second-place finishers from No. 13 Minnesota. Meghan Leddy had a strong swim in the 200 backstroke, missing the top time by .06 seconds and posting a time of 1:59.57.

Hinkle earned a solo victory in the 100 free race with a mark of 51.18 and Kate Mills followed with a convincing victory in the 200 butterfly, swimming a time of 1:59.80, nearly two seconds faster than her closest competition. Li joined the multiple winners circle with a winning time of 2:04.78 in the 200 individual medley, and the Crimson wrapped up the day with a second place finish in the 400 medley relay, posting a time of 3:51.31.

Minnesota compiled 136 points for the day one lead, but the Crimson is close behind with 125 heading into the second and final day of competition tomorrow.