Harvard takes on Northeastern in an un-scored relay meet in its final tune-up before hosting the Ivy League Championships Feb. 25-27.
Last Time Out
Jenny Reese won both diving events to lead the Crimson to a 180-120 victory against Yale, but the Crimson fell to Princeton, 190-102, Jan. 30 at the annual HYP meet at DeNunzio Pool. Harvard also posted a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay to finish the meet and complete its Ivy League dual schedule with a 6-1 record. Kate Mills swam an NCAA “B” cut in the 200 butterfly, one of her three top-three finishes.
With a victory over Yale, the Crimson secured a second-place finish in the Ivy dual standings, marking the fourth-straight season Harvard has finished with a 6-1 record in league dual meets. The result brings head coach Stephanie Wriede Morawski's all-time dual meet mark to 91-21 and 71-19 in the Ancient Eight.
Scouting the Huskies
Northeastern has posted wins in each of its last three meets, including a 172-123 victory over Dartmouth in its last time out. Senior co-captain Katherine Fugge posted a team-high three individual wins against the Big Green, while classmate Emily Sutliff collected two wins on senior day. Sophomore Rachael Peterson leads the Northeastern diving corps, as she qualified for the NCAA Zone A Championships against Vermont Jan. 23.
Harvard last swam a dual meet against Northeastern last season in preparation for the 2009 Ivy League Championships. The Crimson captured nine of 11 events in a scoreless meet Feb. 13, 2009. Katy Hinkle helped the Crimson capture wins in three events: the 3x50 fly relay, the 200 medley relay and the 250 medley relay. Then-freshmen Alicia Lightbourne, Helen Pitchik, Victoria Pratt and Monica Burgos and then-juniors Sophie Morgan and Alexandra Clarke all took part in two relay wins for the Crimson.
The culmination of the Crimson’s team season is two weeks away, when Harvard hosts the Ivy League Championships Feb. 25-27. The Crimson will also send representatives to the ECAC Championships Feb. 26-28 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Harvard captured the team titles in both championship meets last season.