MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Two Harvard women's swimming and diving program records were set on the final day of the Minnesota Invitational. Senior Miki Dahlke and first-year Felicia Pasadyn etched their names atop the Crimson all-time charts and headlined a day that saw number of strong efforts.
Dahlke became the fastest 200-yard butterfly swimmer in Harvard history with her 1:56.21 performance, which was good for fourth at the meet. The NCAA B-cut time erased the old Crimson standard that was originally established in 2009, by Kate Mills, who clocked in at 1:56.23.
Pasadyn, meanwhile, enjoyed similar results, finishing fourth in her respective event and No. 1 overall at Harvard when she registered a 200-back time of 1:53.96. The first-year broke the record of teammate Samantha Shelton (1:54.01), who accomplished the feat a season ago as a freshman. Pasadyn's effort was an NCAA B-qualifying mark.
Harvard finished the meet in sixth place in the eight-team field with 282.50 points, ahead of Iowa (254 points), which was receiving votes in the latest TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Poll, and Nebraska (2 points). No. 3 California won the team title, logging 1,135.50 points.
- Pasadyn recorded the fifth-best time in school history when she completed the 200 fly in 1:56.86, to finish in fifth place at the meet. Her time was an NCAA B-standard.
- Dahlke and Pasadyn teamed with Shelton and Kennidy Quist in the 400 free relay, ultimately finishing in fifth place. The quartet's 3:16.98 was the second-fastest in Harvard history and was just shy of meeting the NCAA provisional standard of 3:16.35.
- Shelton and Adaline Rose Bullock logged NCAA B-qualifying marks with their 1:56.72 (11th place) and 1:57.10 (17th) times, respectively, in the 200 back.
- First-year Audrey Chin was the Crimson's top platform diving performer, coming in 11th place (184.85). Senior Katherine Miclau was 12th with a score of 182.50.
Harvard returns to action on Jan. 15, when it plays host to Brown in its final home meet of the 2019-20 campaign. The Ivy League meet is slated for a 1 p.m. start.