Women's Swimming and Diving Finishes Strong in Day 2 of Texas Invite

AUSTIN, Texas – Danielle Lee's ninth-place finish in the 100 backstroke event highlighted another successful day for the Harvard women's swimming and diving program in the Texas Invitational on Friday.

Lee had the most successful day in the pool for the Crimson, but Harvard swam fast, starting with the 200 medley relay. Co-captains Danielle Schulkin and Deirdre Clute along with Sara Li and Summer Schmitt clocked in at No. 14 in 1:45.74 to earn six points for the Crimson.

Ashlee Korsberg continued to impress with her 20th-place finish in the 400 IM, taking five seconds off her preliminary time to finish in 4:21.09 in the event. Victoria Chan took 18th in the 200 freestyle, improving on her preliminary time to finish in 1:48.08.

Both Marissa Cominelli and Clute fared well in the 100 back, finishing 21st and 26th, respectively, behind Lee's ninth-place haul. Cominelli swam a 55.53, while Clute touched the wall in 55.76.

To wrap up the evening, Harvard's freestyle unit of Lee, Daniela Johnson, Margaret Ramsey and Victoria Chan took eighth place in the 800 relay. After swimming a quick 7:16.47, the foursome finished in the top-10 with their finals time of 7:21.41.

The Crimson wraps up the Texas Invite on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.


MIT Invitational - Results

The swimmers and divers not participating in the Texas Invitational stayed close to home for the MIT Invitational in Cambridge, and were making waves. Fourteen individual swimmers captured top-10 finishes, including a 1-2-3 finish for Harvard in the 500 freestyle race. Paige Newell (5:03.23), Connie Hsu (2:11.95) and Daniela Suarez-Rebling (5:06.76) swept the mid-range 500-free, collecting a total of 34 points for the Crimson in the team standings.
The 200 freestyle relay unit of Maggie Chory, Shori Hijikata, Savannah Butler and Kyle Krueger captured fourth place, touching the wall in a quick 1:39.73 for 30 team points. In the equidistant 200 IM, Hijikata (2:10.23), Connie Hsu (2:11.95) and Butler (2:15.71) fared well, claiming third, seventh and 11th, respectively.

Margaret Chory sped along to claim sixth with her 24.31 in the 50 free, before starting off the 400 medley relay team's second-place finish. She, Krueger, Ana Anaya and Newell combined to swim a 3:52.90 for 34 crucial team points.

On the 1-meter boards, the Crimson really excelled, taking Nos. 1-5. Brittany Wang (301.35), Elina Leiviska (297.70), Cassandra Corneau (275.85), Alex Stanton (271.00) and Lulu Masclans (255.70) dominated the event, vaulting Harvard to a second-place standing after the first day.