Women's Swimming and Diving Concludes Dual Season, VT Invite
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Seven members of the Harvard women's swimming and diving program concluded the Crimson's regular season on Sunday with the Virginia Tech Invitational. Following a successful day one between the lanes, Harvard shined on the final day as both Daniela Suarez-Rebling and Margaret Chory earned victories in their respective events.
Suarez-Rebling and Paige Newell gave the Crimson much to be proud of in the day's first event, the 1650 freestyle. The two teammates finished one-two in the lengthy race, as Suarez-Rebling took home first with her 17:30.49, while Newell touched the wall in second with her 17:43.90 pace.
After placing sixth in the 100 freestyle early on, Chory turned her attention to the 200 backstroke event, knocking about three seconds off her preliminary time to capture first in the mid-distance event. The freshman clocked in at 2:01.85 to take the crown.
Elsewhere, senior Kyle Krueger notched a sixth place finish in the 200 breaststroke event, touching the wall in her last race as a member of the Crimson in 2:27.77, a full two seconds faster than her preliminary time. Teammate Savannah Butler finished right behind Kreuger, swimming the heat in 2:33.40.
In the 200 butterfly, Shori Hijikata turned in an impressive performance in her own right. The sophomore shaved two seconds off her prelim time, clocking in at 2:07.81 to take sixth place.
Now that the Crimson has wrapped up the regular season, Harvard turns its attention to the Ivy League Championships, which will take place Feb. 20-22 and is hosted by Brown.