Leddy Leads Women's Swimming and Diving against Northwestern and Iowa

Leddy won the 200 back and took fourth in the 100 back to lead the Crimson against Northwestern and Iowa (OAC).

EVANSTON, Ill. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team lost a pair of duals Saturday against Northwestern, 172-127, and Iowa, 153-146, putting an end to its five-meet win streak in Evanston, Ill.

Senior Meghan Leddy was the Crimson's (5-2, 5-0 Ivy League) top performer on the day, taking home the team's lone victory in the 200 back. Leddy stopped the clock in 2:02.61, coming in just ahead of teammate Caroline Weaver who finished in 2:03.95 for second. Laura Evans placed fourth in the event with a time of 2:05.14.

Weaver bested Leddy in the 100 back, placing third in 57.57 while Leddy took fourth in 58.29. Deirdre Clute clocked in at 58.39 for fifth.

Harvard earned a handful of second-place finishes, beginning with Catherine Zagroba's (1:50.77) runner-up finish in the 200 free. Faith Martin finished fourth in a time of 1:52.15. Zagroba also took second in the 500 free with a time of 4:54.40.

Stephanie Ferrell posted a time of 1:04.79 in the 100 breast for second with Alicia Lightbourne taking fourth in 1:05.51. In the 100 fly, it was Danielle Schulkin who earned a second-place finish with a time of 2:01.87, finishing ahead of Ana Anaya who placed third in 2:03.17.

Anaya earned a second-place finish of her own in the 100 fly, as she clocked in at 56.58 just shy of the winning time of 56.22. Courtney Otto rounded out the Crimson's second-place performances with a time of 2:04.99 in the 200 IM, one-tenth of a second slower than the winning time of 2:04.98. Otto also placed third in the 1,000 free in 10:09.82, while Kelsey Hojan-Clark placed fourth in 10:11.06.

In the 200 breast, Ferrell placed third in 2:20.44 with Otto finishing right behind in fourth with a time of 2:21.22.

Harvard will return to the pool when it hosts the annual HYP meet at Blodgett Pool against Yale and Princeton. The meet will run Feb. 4-5.