Women’s Swimming and Diving to Head to Minnesota Invitational

Action photo of Esther Lawrence
Photo Courtesy: Billie Weiss

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's and diving team will step out of dual-meet action this week and travel to The North Star State to compete at the Minnesota Invitational. The invite, which is set for Dec. 4-7, will take place at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the University of Minnesota campus.

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Invitational Information: GopherSports.com
Live Results: SidearmStats.com

What to Know
- Minnesota Invitational action begins on Dec. 4, with an evening session only, which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. CT. The next three days, however, will commence at 10 a.m. CT with the preliminary heats and continue with the finals at 6 p.m. CT. Diving, meanwhile, will start at noon CT.
- The Crimson will compete against the host, Minnesota, along with Arizona, California, Iowa, Michigan and Texas.
- Harvard continues its 2019-20 slate this week after taking last week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Prior to the break, the Crimson traveled to the Big Apple and emerged with a 211-89 win at Columbia. The victory upped Harvard's record to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the Ivy League.
- First-year Felicia Pasadyn won a pair of individual events at Columbia on an afternoon that featured Harvard winning  15 of 16 races. A native of Hinckley, Ohio, Pasadyn set a Uris Pool record with a 200-back time of 1:58.03, and then captured the 400 IM in 4:17.87. Both performances were the eighth-fastest times in Harvard history.
- The Crimson divers are coming off solid efforts at Columbia. Morgane Herculano was the 1-meter competition winner, posting a score of 289.65, while Esther Lawrence secured the 3-meter title with 308.48 points. Both were NCAA qualifying performances.

At The Helm
Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 is in her 23rd season as The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving. She has guided the Crimson to back-to-back Ivy League titles and the school's 2019 championship was Harvard's fourth in the last six years. Harvard has won 14 Ivy League championships in program history. 

Next Up
Harvard returns to action Jan. 15, when it welcomes Brown to Blodgett Pool. The 1 p.m. clash is the final home meet of 2019-20, and will air live on ESPN+.