Harvard enters the HYP meet eyeing a regular-season Ivy League title (Harvard Athletic Communications).
The Harvard women's swimming and diving team looks to keep its momentum going when it travels to New Haven, Conn., for the annual HYP meet Jan. 28. Harvard, Princeton and Yale all enter the meet with perfect league records and will be vying for the regular-season Ivy title.
Last Time Out
The Crimson came out of the gate sprinting against Penn Sunday, taking the top two spots in the 200-yard medley relay as the teams were separated by just .06 seconds. Christine Kaufmann kept the ball rolling, leading a 1-2-3 finish by the Crimson in the 1,000 freestyle with a winning time of 10:10.06. Kate Mills followed with a win in the 200 free in a time of 1:51.29 and Laura Evans made it three-straight event wins for Harvard with a time of 58.03 in the 100 backstroke. Katy Hinkle earned an individual title in the 50 free in 23.59 and Kelly Robinson was right behind in 24.67.
Schuyler Moore ruled the one-meter diving competition with a total of 273.91 and Brittany Powell took second, just 13 points back. The 100 free belonged to Christine Hughes who led a trio of Harvard swimmers with a time of 53.86 and Deirdre Clute took the title in the 200 back with a time of 2:08.71. Evans got her second win of the day with a time of 2:21.64 in the 200 breaststroke and Ali Slack was the top member of a Crimson trio atop the 100 fly results with a 57.69 mark.
Jenny Reese made it a Harvard diving sweep with a winning total of 287.86 on the three-meter board and Caroline Weaver topped all competitors in the 200 individual medley with a 2:08.74 final to seal the victory.
Last Year's Meet
The Crimson ended the 2009-10 regular season with a 6-1 dual mark thanks to a split at the HYP meet. Harvard topped Yale, 180-120, but fell to the host Tigers, 190-102.
Jenny Reese provided a major boost for the Crimson effort, capturing both the one- and three-meter boards to sweep the diving competition. The Crimson 400 free relay team also collected a win at the meet and Kate Mills turned in a trio of top-three times to help the Crimson to a 1-1 record on the day.
The Ivy League Championships loom on the horizon for the Crimson as Harvard will travel to Princeton, N.J., Feb. 24-26 to try to reclaim the Ancient Eight crown.