Harvard, Princeton Pull Away From Field on Night Two

Nikki Venema Princeton
Freshman Nikki Venema won the 50 freestyle and helped her Tigers to first place in the 200 freestyle relay.

The second night of finals are set to begin in Providence at 6pm EST. The event lineup today is the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 1m diving, and 200 freestyle relay (finals only). Princeton claimed all four top seeds in the prelims, with Ellie Marquardt, Christie Chong, Amelia Liu, and Sine Scribbick leading their respective fields heading into finals.

Team Scores Through Day One:

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

Day 1 Recap

Ivy League Meet Page

Women’s 500 Freestyle

Princeton freshman Marquardt defended her top seed, even-splitting her way to her first career Ivy League title and meet record in 4:36.37. Harvard’s Miki Dahlke finished second (4:39.30) followed by Penn’s Catherine Buroker (4:45.58).

Olivia Jubin of Columbia took the B final (4:46.80), while Nathalie Eid of Yale claimed the C final in 4:53.08.

women's 500 free

Women’s 200 Individual Medley

For the second event in a row, a freshman swimmer claimed top honors in an event. This time, it was Harvard’s Felicia Pasadyn touching first in 1:55.88, followed by Chong of Princeton (1:57.89) and Helen Wojdyolo of Columbia (1:58.74).

Cate Sawkins of Yale won the B final in 2:02.02, and Janet Zhao took the C final in 2:02.82.

women's 200 IM

Women’s 50 Freestyle

The Ivy League freshmen are on fire tonight! Nikki Venema of Princeton out-dueled her fellow freshman Tiger Liu to take the victory here 22.41 to 22.48. Brown’s Taylor Seaman was close behind in third (22.51).

Darlene Fung, a freshman from Harvard, claimed the B final in 22.88, and Summer Martin raced to victory in the C final (23.31).

women's 50 free

Women’s 1m Diving

In the first event today not won by a first-year student, Harvard sophomore Morgane Herculano captured gold on the 1m board, scoring 292.05 points to finish ahead of prelims leader Scribbick (289.75). Mimi Lin of Princeton followed with 275.90.

Harvard’s Esther Lawrence dominated the B final, scoring 271.70.

women's 1m

Women’s 200 Freestyle Relay

Princeton closed out the finals’ session with a close win, defeating Harvard by .04 seconds. Venema (22.40), Sarah Grinalds (22.59), Liu (22.33), and Christina Bradley (22.44) combined for a 1:29.76 to narrowly miss the meet record. After Harvard, Dartmouth took third, followed by Brown, Yale, Cornell, Penn, and Columbia.

women's 200 free relay


Team Scores Through Day Two:

  1. Harvard – 510
  2. Princeton – 508
  3. Yale – 352.5
  4. Columbia – 287
  5. Brown – 284
  6. Penn – 281
  7. Dartmouth – 248
  8. Cornell – 219.5


Day 3 prelims will begin tomorrow morning at 11:00 am EST.

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3 years ago

Nice job Ashley! Jamie Loomis