AUSTIN, Texas – Harvard wrapped up action at the 2019 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday morning at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
First-year Samantha Shelton was the first Crimson swimmer to compete, as the meet opened with the preliminary heats of the 200-yard backstroke. Shelton, who found herself in the third heat, posted a time of 1:56.15. After seven heats, the San Antonio, Texas, native by way of Santa Margarita Catholic High in Southern California, finished in 48th place.
Next up was Miki Dahlke, who was set to swim in the prelims of the 100-yard freestyle. Hailing from Mill Valley, California, the junior recorded a time of 49.06 in Heat 4. Following the eighth and final heat, Dahlke finished with the 36th-best performance in the 58-swimmer field.
Shelton and Dahlke were part of a five-member group that qualified for the NCAA Championships, the most at Harvard in at least 10 seasons. The quintet helped the Crimson capture its second straight Ivy League championship and the fourth in the last six years.