PRINCETON, N.J. – After the first night of the annual H-Y-P meet, Harvard women's swimming and diving saw a couple of top performances by its squad, including seeing a four-year program record come down. The Crimson trails its Ivy League rivals, Yale and Princeton after day one, 96-54 and 106-44, respectively.
Harvard began the evening strong, posting the second-best time of the season in the 200-yard medley relay. Harvard's A-squad of Felicia Pasadyn, Jaycee Yegher, Adaline Rose Bullock and Mei Lynn Colby, clocked in with a time of 1:40.44 to finish third.
In addition to being a member of the Crimson's 200 medley relay squad, junior Jaycee Yegher became the new owner of Harvard's program record in the 100-yard breaststroke. Yegher eclipsed Meaghan Popp's 2016 mark of 1:01.65 by touching the wall two-tenths of a second faster (1:01.45), good enough for third place in Saturday's event.
On the 3-meter board, three of the top four spots belong to Crimson divers. Junior Georgina Milne led the way, placing first with a score of 322.60. Sophomore Esther Lawrence followed, posting a score of 296.65 for third place, while first-year Elizabeth Miclau was right behind her with a score of 294.75.
• Senior Mei-Lynn Colby registered a season-best time in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall with a time of 54.89 – two-hundredths of a second quicker than Adaline Rose Bullock, who previously had the Crimson's top-time of the year in the event.
• Junior Kennidy Quist's time of 1:47.94 in the 200-yard freestyle was the third-best time in the event this season. Later in the meet, Quist registered a time of 23.36 in the 50-yard freestyle.
Harvard returns for second and final day of the annual H-Y-P meet tomorrow beginning at noon.