Yale Sweeps Relays on Night One of Women’s Ivy League Championships

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Day one of the 2017 Women’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships took place today at Brown University.

2017 Women’s Ivy League Day 1 Finals – Results

Yale began the meet by dominating the 200 medley relay by over one second. The team of Heidi Vanderwel (24.77), Cha O’Leary (27.69), Maddy Zimmerman (23.46), and Bella Hindley (21.79) posted the winning time of 1:37.71.

Vanderwel, Zimmerman, and Hindley posted the fastest splits in the field. The Bulldogs’ time broke the meet and pool record and was an NCAA B cut.

Brown’s Jenna Zagoren (25.27), Ally Donahue (27.00), Caroline Vexler (23.75), and Maddie Salesky (22.71) took second in 1:38.73, also under the previous meet record. Harvard’s Mei-Lynn Colby (25.27), Meagan Popp (28.44), Brittany Usinger (23.73), and Gabby Sims (22.24) finished third in 1:39.68.

The Yale Bulldogs swept both relays tonight, also taking gold in the 800 free relay. Kina Zhou (1:46.23), Lili Margitai (1:47.50), Olivia Jameson (1:46.08), and Bella Hindley (1:46.54) won in 7:06.35.

Their time absolutely demolished their previous meet record set last year by over six seconds and broke the pool record by nine seconds.

Harvard’s Miki Dahlke (1:45.23), Geordie Enoch (1:48.92), Meagan Popp (1:47.33), and Daniela Johnson (1:46.89) took second in 7:08.37. Princeton’s Joanna Curry (1:48.77), Isabel Reis (1:47.31), Elaina Gu (1:49.44), and Monica McGrath (1:47.48) finished third in 7:13.00. 

Team Scores:

1. Yale-64
2. Brown-56
3. Harvard-54
4. Princeton-52
5. Columbia-50
6. Penn-48
7. Cornell-46
8. Dartmouth-44

Prelims will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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