Clarke, Mills to Represent Women's Swimming at NCAA Championships

Pictured: Alexandra Clarke (left) and Kate Mills (right) will represent Harvard at the 2010 NCAA Championships.
Photo Courtesy: David Silverman

Senior Alexandra Clarke and junior Katie Mills will represent the Harvard women’s swimming team at the 2010 NCAA Championships. Clarke will be making her fourth trip to the NCAA Championships while Mills has also qualified for the event every year she has been in Cambridge.

Clarke will compete in the 200, 500 and 1,650-yard freestyle events, all races in which she has NCAA meet experience. Last season, the co-captain finished 28th in the 1,650 free and 46th in the 500 free at the season-ending event. As a freshman, Clarke narrowly missed achieving All-America status, finishing 17th in the 1,650 free. Clarke holds the school record in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free events and also swam on the 800 free relay squad that broke the school record in 2009.

Mills will race in the 200 and 500 free events with Clarke and will also compete in the 200 butterfly, an event for which she holds the school record. Mills swam the same three events at last year’s NCAA Championships, placing 23rd in 200 fly, 37th in the 200 free and 47th in the 500 free. Along with the 200 fly, Mills also holds the school record in the 200 free and the 200 individual medley and was part of the school-record setting teams in the 400 and 800 free relays.

The event will take place March 18-20 and will be hosted by Purdue University.