November 12, 2010

Women’s Swimming and Diving Sets Six Pool Records; Downs Cornell, Dartmouth

Katy Hinkle was part of three event wins and set a pool record Friday in Hanover, N.H. (David Silverman).

HANOVER, N.H. –
The Harvard women's swimming and diving team got the season off to a powerful start, claiming six pool records and earning  nine event wins while topping Cornell and Dartmouth, Friday at Karl Michael Pool. The Crimson downed the Big Red 184.5 to 115.5 and defeated Dartmouth, 186-114, in its home pool.  

Freshman Paige Newell got things started for Harvard as she took the 1,000-yard freestyle title with a pool-record time of 10:07.19. Junior Kristin Korsberg finished second in the race and also bested the previous pool mark with a time of 10:12.37. Senior Kate Mills was up next, taking the 200 butterfly race by more than three seconds in a pool record 2:01.19. Classmate Katy Hinkle followed suit in the 50 free, winning the event in a pool record time of 23.68.

Hinkle claimed her second event win with a time of 52.35 in the 100 free and junior Meghan Leddy broke the pool mark in her 200 backstroke win, swimming a time of 1:59.88. Sophomore Mackenzie Luick took the 200 breaststroke title with a time of 2:22.29 and Newell's second victory came in the 500 free as she posted a pool-record time of 4:56.56. Leddy and Katherine Pickard finished 1-2 in the 200 individual medley and the team of Mills, Hinkle, Ali Slack and Jenna Gregoire teamed up for another pool record in the final event of the day, winning the 400 free relay in 3:30.08.

Harvard is back in the pool Friday, Nov. 19 when it travels to New York to swim against league for Columbia.