Harvard Hits “A” Cut on Night One

Harvard's Miki Dahlke performs in the 100 yard butterfly during a swim meet between Columbia and Harvard Universities at Harvard College on Friday November 16, 2018. Photo by Joseph Prezioso
Harvard's Miki Dahlke outclassed the field with her 1:43.78 leadoff leg from the Crimson's victorious 800 free relay.

The Women’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships began tonight in Providence, RI, on the campus of Brown University. Eight teams will be vying for the team title over the course of the four-day meet.

Women’s 200 Medley Relay

In a race that came down to a .02 second differential, the Harvard Crimson took the first win of the day. Felicia Pasadyn (24.81), Jaycee Yegher (27.14), Addie Rose Bullock (23.63), and Mei Lynn Colby (22.23) swam a 1:37.81 to defeat Princeton. Yale finished third, followed by Penn, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, and Cornell.

women's 200 medley relay

Women’s 800 Free Relay

It was two-for-two with the Harvard women claiming their second win of the night. Miki Dahlke  led off in a 1:43.78, shattering that meet record and likely qualifying for NCAAs. She was joined by Samantha Shelton (1:46.20), Kennedy Quist (1:45.27), and Felicia Pasadyn (1:44.67) to claim the victory in 6:59.92, an NCAA “A” qualifying time. Harvard’s time also obliterated the previous meet record by five seconds. Princeton once again took second, followed by Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, and Penn.

women's 800 free relay

Team Scores:

  1. Harvard – 128
  2. Princeton – 112
  3. Yale – 108
  4. Columbia – 100
  5. Dartmouth – 98
  6. Brown/Penn – 96
  7. Cornell – 90

Day 2 prelims will begin tomorrow morning at 11:00 am EST.