Alicia Lightbourne was a key part of a strong Harvard relay group at the Rutgers Invitational (David Silverman)
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A second day of strong competition from the Harvard women's swimming and diving team resulted in a second-place finish at the Rutgers Invitational, which wrapped up Saturday. The Crimson totaled 250 points, just shy of No. 13 Minnesota's winning total of 274 and well ahead of host Rutgers (170.5) and Toledo (111.5).
Katy Hinkle picked up where she left on day one, capturing the 50-yard freestyle in 23.66, edging Meagan Radecke of Minnesota by .01 seconds. Catherine Zagroba pitched in with a runner-up finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.11 and Jenna Gregoire took third in the 100 butterfly in 56.84. Kate Mills earned her second event win of the meet, and helped Harvard sweep the individual medleys, with a winning time of 4:21.10 in the 400 IM.
Schuyler Moore led the Harvard diving effort, placing third on both the one and three-meter boards. After taking the 200 free relay crown one day one, the 400 free relay squad followed suit as Gregoire, Mills, Hinkle and Sara Li put together a winning time of 3:25.11. Li, Hinkle, Gregoire and Alicia Lightbourne closed out the Harvard results with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay, turning in a time of 1:45.52.
The Crimson has a quick turnaround to its next competition as it welcomes Penn to Blodgett Pool tomorrow for an Ivy League dual starting at 2:30 p.m.