Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Second at Ivy Championships

Pictured: Harvard captured second place at the 2010 Ivy League Championships.
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The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team took second place in the 2010 Ivy League Championships, totaling 1,438 points over the three days of competition. The Princeton Tigers took the title with a final score of 1,465, edging the Crismon by 27 points.

Yale finished third with 1,350 points, followed by Penn (904.5), Cornell (734), Columbia (692.5), Brown (601.5) and Dartmouth (585.5).

Harvard kicked off the final day with a strong showing in the 1,650-yard freestyle, as Alexandra Clarke, Katie Faulkner and Christine Kaufmann all finished within the top six of the event. Katherine Pickard and Meghan Leddy finished three-four in the 200 backstroke with times of 2:00.97 and 2:01.83, respectively, and Katy Hinkle followed with a third-place time of 51.15 in the 100 free.

Kate Mills fronted three Crimson swimmers in the top eight of the 200 butterfly with a second-place time of 1:59.09. The Crimson diving corps put forth a strong effort in the one meter event as Jennifer Reese (third, 246.85), Leslie Rea (fourth, 246.45) and Teagan Lehrmann (seventh, 239.55) all competed in the finals of the event. Harvard wrapped up the competition with a third-place finish in the 400 free relay, posting a time of 3:24.94.

Harvard also sent a squad of swimmers to the ECAC Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa., and after two days of competition, the Crimson has 362.5 points, second only to Marist’s 390. Carol Lin finished third in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:31.02 and Holly Furman posted a time of 1:51.47 in the 200 free for a second-place finish.

Harvard is back in action Sunday in the final day of competition at the ECAC Championships. The NCAA Zone A Diving Championships take place March 12-14 at Rutgers University and the NCAA Championships will be held at Purdue March 18-20.