Leddy won the 200 back and took fourth in the 100 back to lead the Crimson against Northwestern and Iowa (OAC).
EVANSTON, Ill. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team lost a pair of duals Saturday against Northwestern, 172-127, and Iowa, 153-146, putting an end to its five-meet win streak in Evanston, Ill.
Senior Meghan Leddy was the Crimson's (5-2, 5-0 Ivy League) top performer on the day, taking home the team's lone victory in the 200 back. Leddy stopped the clock in 2:02.61, coming in just ahead of teammate Caroline Weaver who finished in 2:03.95 for second. Laura Evans placed fourth in the event with a time of 2:05.14.
Weaver bested Leddy in the 100 back, placing third in 57.57 while Leddy took fourth in 58.29. Deirdre Clute clocked in at 58.39 for fifth.
Harvard earned a handful of second-place finishes, beginning with Catherine Zagroba's (1:50.77) runner-up finish in the 200 free. Faith Martin finished fourth in a time of 1:52.15. Zagroba also took second in the 500 free with a time of 4:54.40.
Stephanie Ferrell posted a time of 1:04.79 in the 100 breast for second with Alicia Lightbourne taking fourth in 1:05.51. In the 100 fly, it was Danielle Schulkin who earned a second-place finish with a time of 2:01.87, finishing ahead of Ana Anaya who placed third in 2:03.17.
Anaya earned a second-place finish of her own in the 100 fly, as she clocked in at 56.58 just shy of the winning time of 56.22. Courtney Otto rounded out the Crimson's second-place performances with a time of 2:04.99 in the 200 IM, one-tenth of a second slower than the winning time of 2:04.98. Otto also placed third in the 1,000 free in 10:09.82, while Kelsey Hojan-Clark placed fourth in 10:11.06.
In the 200 breast, Ferrell placed third in 2:20.44 with Otto finishing right behind in fourth with a time of 2:21.22.
Harvard will return to the pool when it hosts the annual HYP meet at Blodgett Pool against Yale and Princeton. The meet will run Feb. 4-5.