Harvard finished day two at the Ivy Championships in second place overall (David Silverman).
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team turned in a solid performance to remain within striking distance after day two of the Ivy League championships. The Crimson enters the final day of competition with 955 points, second only to front-running Princeton with 1,054.5.
Christine Kaufmann turned in a time of 16:43.95 in the 1,650-yard freestyle to capture third in the event. Kate Mills took the next race, posting a winning time of 4:15.57 in the 400 individual medley and teammate Laura Evans was close behind in second with a time of 4:18.46. Sara Li picked up 26 points for Harvard with a fourth-place finish in the 200 free and then teamed with Catherine Zagroba, Evans and Mills to take home the 800 free relay in a time of 7:18.00.
In the first diving competition of the meet, Harvard placed four divers in the finals of the three-meter event. Brittany Powell led the way for Harvard with a second-place total of 264.15 and Schuyler Moore, Teagan Lehrmann and Jenny Reese placed fifth-sixth-seventh, respectively.
Harvard also had swimmers competing in the ECAC Championships and the Crimson ended day one with the overall lead. Harvard kicked off the meet with a win in the 200 free relay as Camille Hendrix, Monica Burgos, Ellie Johnson and Kelly Robinson teamed for a meet record time of 1:34.47. Deidre Clute took fifth in the 500 free in 4:56.42 and Carol Lin did the same in the 200 IM in a time of 2:07.50. Kelly Robinson recorded a mark of 23.76 for fourth in the 50 free and Jessica Stanchfield won the one-meter diving competition with a final score of 241.75. Harvard finished the day with a second-place result in the 400 medley relay.
Harvard is back in action at both competitions tomorrow as the 2011 Ivy League champion will be crowned.