AUSTIN, Texas – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team completed its second day at the NCAA Championships on Friday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
Miki Dahlke and Samantha Shelton opened the day by participating in the preliminaries of the 200-yard freestyle. Dahlke posted a time of 1:44.87, to finish 17th overall and Shelton turned in a time of 1:47.14, which was good for 42nd place. Dahlke's effort was just short of qualifying for the B-final of the championship race, but was the first alternate should any of the top 16 drop out due to injury. Unfortunately for the junior, she was not propelled into the field and did not get the chance to swim in the night session.
First-year Esther Lawrence and sophomore Georgina Milne followed in their teammates' footsteps nearly two hours later, competing in the prelims of the 3-meter diving event. Lawrence posted Harvard's top score, earning 260.15 points to finish in 38th place. Milne, meanwhile, came in 45th place with an effort of 222.25. It marked the first time in at least 10 seasons in which the Crimson qualified multiple divers for the NCAA Championships.
The action at the NCAA Championships continues tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT with prelims of the 100 freestyle and the 200 backstroke. Final-day preliminary action will be streamed at TexasSports.com.