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Women's Swimming and Diving Grabs A Pair of Wins against Brown, Penn

Women's Swimming and Diving Grabs A Pair of Wins against Brown, Penn

Senior Kristina Li picked up two of the Crimson's six first-place finishes (Gil Talbot). 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team began the new year with a pair of Ivy League dual-meet wins against Penn and Brown on Saturday afternoon.

The Crimson opened with a first-place finish in the 200-meter medleyrelay. Mei Lynn Colby, Ingrid Wall, Brittany Usinger and Miki Dahlke touched the wall with a time of 1:42.54 – two seconds faster than Brown's top-place quartet.

In the 1000-yard freestyle relay freshman Michelle Owens edged out Penn's Erin Kiely to finish first, touching the wall in 10:14.19 – on second faster than Kiely. Senior Kristina Li earned two of the Crimson's six first-place finishes, claiming first in the 100-yard backstroke (56.47) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.26).

Sophomore Mikaela Dahlke touched the wall six-hundredths of a second behind, host, Brown's Taylor Seaman, recording a time of 1:50.16.

Harvard divers excelled on the boards, sweeping the top-four spots in both the 3-meter and 1-meter dives.  Senior Alisha Mah posted a first-place finish in the 1-meter with a score of 293.70, while junior Mikaela Thompson was right behind with 288.30 points. 

The Crimson 400-yard freestyle squad of Kennidy Quist, Colby, Jerrica Li, and Dahlke posted a second-place finish, touching the wall with a time of 3:23.76. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Senior Kristina Li earned two of the Crimson's first-place finishes, in the 100- and 200- yard backstroke.
  • Freshman Michelle Owens finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle (10.14.19).
  • Senior diver Alisha Mah finished first in the 1-meter dive with a score of 293.70.

What's Next
Harvard returns to Blodgett Pool on Feb. 3 hosting Yale and Princeton beginning at 6 p.m. The meet will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.

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