Women's Swimming & Diving Closes Out Dual Season with HYP

Women's Swimming & Diving Closes Out Dual Season with HYP
Shori Hijikata and the Crimson look to sweep HYP for the fourth year in a row. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team looks to put a cap on a successful 2014-15 dual season this weekend as the Crimson plays host for the annual HYP meet with Ancient Eight rivals Yale and Princeton.

Action -- which will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network -- gets underway 4:30 p.m. Friday with the 1000 free, before the rest of the night begins at 6 p.m. in Blodgett Pool. After nine events on the first day, the three squads will turn around and square off Saturday afternoon, beginning at 12 p.m.

Ivy League Digital Network
After an incredibly successful inaugural year that saw over 1,000 events streamed live, The Ivy League Digital Network has returned for 2014-15, providing fans with unprecedented coverage of the Ivy League. 

Multiple subscription options are available to fans including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.

Social Stream
Use the all new Social Stream on to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time. 

What's At Stake
Harvard (6-1, 5-0 Ivy League) has rolled through its Ivy dual season unscathed thus far, but comes into the weekend set to face its toughest opponents to date in Princeton (5-2, 4-0 Ivy) and Yale (6-0, 4-0 Ivy). The Crimson is defending Ivy League champions, with Princeton claiming the honor two years ago, while Yale is undefeated this season, all setting things up for a highly competitive weekend. With Harvard wins over Princeton and Yale, the Crimson can sweep HYP for the fourth year in a row. All three teams are undefeated in Ivy dual meets this year and have a combined 16-3 record.

Quick Look at the Crimson
Harvard reached its 6-1 record two weeks ago with a solid Ancient Eight sweep of Brown and Penn in Providence. The Crimson toppled the Bears, 175-24, and Quakers, 158-141, earning nine event wins in the process. Harvard was helped by a range of talent between the lanes and on the boards as eight different Crimson claimed victories, including Danielle Lee and Stephanie Ferrell, who were both double-winners on the day.  On the boards, the Crimson swept the top-three finishers in both events, certifying their spot as one of the League's premier diving corps.

Rank and File
Though Harvard has suffered just one setback (a narrow loss at Duke), the Crimson still remain atop of the Mid-Major polls, sitting in fifth behind San Diego State, Pacific, Cornell – which the Crimson defeated earlier in the year – and upcoming contestant Yale.

HYP Order of Events
Friday, January 31, 2015
4:30pm 1000 free
6 p.m.
1. 200 medley relay
2. 1000 free (fastest heat)
3. 200 free
4. 100 back
5. 100 breast
6. 200 fly
7. 50 free
8. 1M diving
9. 400 IM (exhibition)

Saturday, February 1, 2015 – 12 p.m.
10. 100 free
11. 200 back
12. 200 breast
13. 500 free
14. 100 fly
15. 3M diving
16. 200 IM
17. 400 free relay