Women’s Swimming and Diving Defeats Columbia on the Road, 211-89

Action photo of Morgane Herculano
Photo Courtesy: Billie Weiss.

Complete Results

NEW YORK – Harvard women's swimming and diving won its third straight dual meet, downing Columbia on the road, 211-89, Friday afternoon at Uris Pool. The victory moves the Crimson's record to 3-1 (3-0 Ivy League), while the Lions drop to 1-2 (1-2 Ivy League).

Harvard won 15 of 16 events on the day with first-year Felicia Pasadyn setting a Uris Pool record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:58.03. The effort occurred a week after Pasadyn established a Dartmouth facility record in 200 fly, while helping the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay set Karl Michael Pool records. Pasadyn also won the 400 individual medley, completing the event in 4:17.87.

The Crimson divers performed well with Morgane Herculano and Esther Lawrence winning the 1- and 3-meter competitions, respectively. Herculano tallied 289.65 points, while Lawrence compiled 308.48. Both surpassed the NCAA qualifying standards.

Others who registered NCAA qualifying performances include Lawrence (2nd place, 286.06) and Georgina Milne (5th place, 280.95) on the 1-meter board, and Milne (2nd place, 298.65) and Herculano (3rd place, 297.38) in the 3-meter competition.

Harvard Highlights
- Adaline Rose Bullock won the 100 back, turning in a Harvard season-best effort of 55.31.
- Kennidy Quist completed the 100 breast in 1:03.80, to set a new 2019-20 Crimson standard.
- Miki Dahlke swam the fastest 100 fly of any Harvard swimmer this season, touching the pad in 54.93.
- The Crimson also won the 200 medley relay (Mei Lynn Colby, Quist, Bullock, Dahlke), 200 free (Dahlke), 200 fly (Natalie Whalen), 50 free (Colby), 100 free (Quist), 500 free (Helena Moreno), 100 IM (Bullock) and the 200 free relay (Colby, Quist, Samantha Shelton, Dahlke).
- Harvard improved to 34-1 all-time vs. Columbia. 

Next Up
Harvard returns to action Dec. 4-7, when it competes at the Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis.