Women's Swimming and Diving Splits Squad for Georgia, Georgia Tech Invites
Danielle Lee and the Crimson visit Georgia this weekend (photo Kevin Burns).
The Harvard women's swimming and diving team travels to Georgia this weekend for a pair of meets. Some of the squad will head to Athens, Ga., for the UGA Fall Invitational, while the other half travels to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Invitational Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
UGA Fall Invite
Last Time Out
Harvard cruised to its 10th consecutive win in a conference dual with a 187-113 win against Columbia at Blodgett Pool Nov. 16. The Crimson took the top spot in 12 of the afternoon's 16 events, including record-setting performances by freshmen Kendall Crawford and Danielle Lee. Crawford broke her own school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.99, while Lee became the first Harvard woman to swim the 50-yard backstroke in less than 26 seconds, clocking in at a blistering 25.92. Lee also picked up a victory in the 200 freestyle (1:59.35), while Sherry Liu was the other double winner for the Crimson, winning the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:00.85) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:54.24).
Video: Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Columbia
With its win against Columbia, Harvard extended its string of consecutive victories over Anicnet 8 opponents to ten. Harvard is 3-0 this season after posting an undefeated 7-0 mark last year en route to the Ivy League title. The women's swimming and diving team's last loss came against Yale Jan. 28, 2011.
Two For Two
In the first two meets of her collegiate career, freshman Kendall Crawford has set the women's backstroke record. Crawford initially broke the record at Cornell's Teagle Hall with a time of 55.04. She then lowered the mark at home with a 54.99 to become the first woman in Harvard history to break the 55-second barrier in the event.
Video: Kendall Crawford Breaks Harvard 100 Backstroke Record
Harvard has dominated the early season events, winning 23 of 32 events thus far. The team has had four student-athletes win their respective events in each meet: Sherry Liu (1,000 freestyle), Kendall Crawford (100 backstroke), Ana Anaya (200 butterfly) and Danielle Lee (200 backstroke). The 200-yard medley relay team has also taken first in both meets in 2012-13.
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Swimming Season Preview
Stephanie Wriede Morawski, The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming & Diving, sat down with GoCrimson.com to preview the 2012-13 campaign.
Video: Women's Swimming and Diving Season Preview
Diving Season Preview
Keith Miller, who is in his 22nd season with the Crimson, talked about the divers on the 2012-13 roster in a recent interview.
Video: Seniors Lead Strong Group of Harvard Women Divers in 2012-13
Sights Set on Back-to-Back Titles
Harvard won its 10th Ivy League title last season by outscoring Princeton by 168 points at the Ivy League championship meet in February. The Crimson appears poised for another run at the top spot to complete back-to-back Ivy championships for the first time since 2006. Harvard also won last year's regular season crown with a perfect 7-0 record against the Ancient Eight.
Athens or Atlanta?
|Sara Li||Deirdre Clute|
|Mackenzie Luick||Taylor Foster|
|Sherry Liu||Clare Foster|
|Danielle Lee||Shori Hijikata|
|Kendall Crawford||Carol Lin|
|Stephanie Ferrell||Oriana Wang|
|Courtney Otto||Margaret Ramsey|
|Faith Martin||Paige Newell|
|Ana Anaya||Marlee Ehrlich|
|Kelsey Hojan-Clark||Kyle Krueger|
|Danielle Schulkin||Daniela Suarez-Rebling|
|Caroline Weaver||Ellie Johnson|