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Women's Swimming and Diving Has Strong Showing in Texas and Georgia

Women's Swimming and Diving Has Strong Showing in Texas and Georgia

Sophomore Miki Dahlke finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle with an "A" cut mark of 1:45.76 (Gil Talbot). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard had a trio of swimmers compete in the A-finals in of the Texas Invitational on Saturday, while Mikaela Thompson highlighted the Crimson divers at the Georgia Invitatonal.

Texas Invitational – Results

Freshman Jaycee Yegher and junior Meagan Popp placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the A-finals of the 200-yard breaststroke. Yegher posted a time of 2:13.77, while Popp was right behind her touching the wall in 2:14.58.

Popp was also solid times in the 500-freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke, finishing with in the "B" finals in both events. In the 500-free, she touched the wall with a time of 2:00.51, while in the 100-breast she posted a time of 1:02. 

Sophomore Miki Dahlke was the third Crimson swimmer to compete in an A-final, finishing fourth in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:45.76 – less than a second behind USC's Tatum Wade for third.  

Harvard had a plethora of success in the relay events. Opening the invitational on Thursday, Popp, Geordie Enoch, Kennidy Quist, and Dahlke finished eighth with a time of 7:11.32. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Ingrid WALL, Mei Lynn Colby, Jerrica Li, and Dahlke, touched the wall in 1:32.33 to finish ninth. 

In the 400-yard medley relay, the Harvard foursome of Mei Lynn Colby, Jaycee Yegher, Miki Dahlke, and Ingrid Wall also posted a top-10 time, touching the wall in 3:41.18. The following day in the 200-yard medley, Colby, Wall, Brittany Usinger, and Dahlke finished fifth, touching the wall in 1:19.62. 

Georgia Invitational – Results

Competing against tough completion in Georgia, junior Mikaela Thompson finished tied for fourth in the one-meter dive on Friday. After posting a score of 237.80 in the prelims, she improved to finish with a a score of 270.70 in the finals, tying her with Michigan's Niki Canale.

Thompson recorded the highest Crimson score in the three-meter, posting a score of 283.00 to finish sixth.

What's Next
Harvard returns to the pool in 2018 with a tri-meet in Providence, R.I. against Brown and Penn on Jan. 13 at noon.

 

 

 

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