Leddy and Otto wrapped up their appearances at the NCAA Championships Saturday (Gil Talbot).
AUBURN, Ala. – Senior Meghan Leddy and freshman Courtney Otto wrapped up their appearances at the 2012 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, with Leddy competing in the 200 back prelims and Otto racing in the 200 fly.
Leddy, the three-time Ivy League Champion in the 200 back, was first to take to the pool and placed 42nd with a time of 1:58.48. The senior also swam in the 100 back prelims on Friday, finishing 59th in 55.72, just slower than her school record time of 55.16 in the event.
Otto nearly made the cut in the 200 fly as she finished the prelims in 24th place with a time of 1:57.47. The top 16 times from the prelims earned a place in the finals, with Otto's time falling less than one second behind the pack.
The freshman competed in a total of three races over the weekend, and placed 30th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:14.58 on Friday as the reigning Ivy League Champion in the event. Otto also finished 54th in the 500 free prelims on Thursday in 4:51.65.
"This is an extremely competitive meet so personal best times need to be done in the morning in order to get a second swim," Stephanie Wriede Morawski, the Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming & Diving commented on Saturday. "Both Courtney and Meghan posted solid morning swims and represented Harvard well. I am thrilled that Meghan has continued to improve over her four years and swam fast enough to make the NCAA Championships for the first time as a senior. Courtney learned a lot from this experience and I truly believe she will put points on the board for us next year."