Women’s Swimming and Diving Posts Three School Records at Day One of Ivy League Championships

Kate Mills set a school record in the 200 IM at the Ivy Championships (David Silverman).

The Harvard women's swimming and diving team had a strong first day at the Ivy League Championships, Thursday at DeNunzio Pool. The Crimson set school records in the 200-yard free relay, the 200 individual medley and the 50 free and ended the day in second place.

Harvard kicked off the meet with a second-place finish in the 200 free relay, posting its first of three school records on the evening. Katy Hinkle, Sara Li, Ali Slack and Jenna Gregoire teamed up for a time of 1:32.40, just one second behind the top team from Princeton. The second school record came courtesy of Kate Mills in the 200 IM, as she posted a time of 2:00.40, good for third in the event.

Hinkle bested her own school record in the next race, posting a time of 22.74 in the 50 free to capture second place in the event. Senior Christine Kaufmann also earned valuable points for the Crimson with a fifth-place time of 4:51.13 in the 500 free. Harvard ended the day with 482.5 points while Princeton finished day one in first with a team score of 546.5.

Harvard is back in action tomorrow in the second day of competition at the Ivy League Championships, and also begins racing at the ECAC Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa.