Yale Wins First Women’s Ivy League Title In 20 Years

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For the first time in 20 years, Yale took home the team title at the 2017 Women’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.

2017 Women’s Ivy League Championships Day 4 Finals – Results

Cailley Silbert, who won the 1000 last night, dominated the 1650 by ten seconds. The Yale sophomore took the title in 16:17.28. Penn’s Grace Ferry took second in 16:27.38 and Harvard’s Willa Wang finished third in 16.28.98.

Yale swept the top three spots in the 200 back. Junior Heidi Vanderwel took first in the event by over a second, stopping the clock in 1:55.21. Fellow Bulldogs Olivia Jameson took second in 1:56.48 and Destiny Nelson took third in 1:56.86.

Yale’s Bella Hindley won the 100 free for the second-consecutive year in 48.64. The sophomore broke the previous meet record set back in 2011 by .02. Harvard’s Miki Dahlke finished second in 48.90 and Yale’s Kina Zhou finished third in 48.92.

Yale won their fourth event of the evening in the 200 breast with Cha O’Leary taking the gold. The freshman won in 2:10.95, setting a new pool record. Harvard’s Meagan Popp took silver in 2:13.26 and her teammate Geordie Enoch grabbed bronze in 2:14.41.

Harvard’s Brittany Usinger took first in the 200 fly with a time of 1:57.28. Yale’s Sydney Hirschi finished second in 1:57.56 and Harvard’s Sonia Wang took third in 1:58.02.

Yale’s Lilybet MacRae won the 3m diving event by 3 points, posting a final score of 340.85. Harvard’s Jing Leung dove to second in 337.45 and Yale’s Talbott Paulsen took third in 319.00.

For the second year in a row, Yale swept all five relays. To conclude the meet, the Bulldog team of Kina Zhou (49.39), Kate Rogers (49.65), Lili Margitai (50.08), and Bella Hindley (48.11) won the 400 free relay in 3:17.23. Their time set a new meet record.

Harvard took second in 3:18.48 and Brown’s finished third in 3:19.68.

Team Scores:

1. Yale-1681
2. Harvard-1590.5
3. Princeton-1024
4. Penn-962
5. Brown-859
6. Columbia-683.5
7. Cornell-653
8. Dartmouth-358

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