Women's Swimming and Diving Completes H-Y-P with Solid Performances

Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot.
Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot.

PRINCETON, N.J. – Sunday afternoon's second and final day of the annual H-Y-P meet saw a few more top performances for the Harvard women's swimming and diving program.

After breaking the 100-yard breaststroke on the first night, junior Jaycee Yegher posted a season-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke on day two. Touching the wall with a time of 2:12.91, she eclipsed the Crimson's previous best – which she held – and claimed first place. In addition, it is also good for third amongst program leaders.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Harvard's A-squad consisting of junior Kennidy Quist, senior Mei-Lynn Colby, Adaline Rose Bullock, and Miki Dahlke, clocked the team's second-best time of the season. Touching the wall with a time of 3:21.85, the Crimson quartet placed fourth.

The Crimson also received solid performances from its divers. Sophomore Esther Lawrence finished third in the 1-meter dive, posting a score of 282.95. Fellow divers first-year Elizabeth Miclau, junior Georgina Milne, sophomore Morgane Herculano, and first-year Evie Grier finished back-to-back-to-back-to-back with scores of 259.20, 257.90, 255.25, and 254.30, respectively.

Overall the Crimson fell to its Ivy League rivals, Yale and Princeton by scores of 195-105 and 213-87, respectively.  

Harvard Highlights

• First-year Felicia Pasadyn recorded the Crimson's third-best time of the season in the 200-yard IM, clocking in with a time of 2:02.18 to place fourth in the event.

• Pasadyn also registered a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke, touching the wall with a time of 1:57.85 - .83 seconds shy of first.

• Fellow first-year Kate Hazlett was not fair behind Pasadyn in the 200-yard back, placing fourth with a time of 1:59.81.

Next Up
Harvard will prepare to defend its Ivy League title when it returns to the Princeton, N.J. for the Ivy League Championship on Feb. 19-22.