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Women’s Swimming Concludes Texas Invite; Thompson Leads Divers at Georgia Invite

Mikaela Thompson finished in third place on the 1-meter board at the Wally Nakamoto Hawai'i Diving Invitational (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).
Mikaela Thompson finished in third place on the 1-meter board at the Wally Nakamoto Hawai'i Diving Invitational (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).

Mikaela Thompson qualified for the NCAA Zone Championships on the one-meter Saturday (Gil Talbot).

AUSTIN, Texas & ATHENS, Ga. – The swimmers of the Harvard women's team concluded competition at the Texas Invitational Saturday, highlighted by Mikaela Dahlke's win in the B-final of the 100 free and breaking of the school record in the 400 free relay. Mikaela Thompson led the diving contingent at the Georgia Invitational, qualifying for NCAA Zone Championships on the one-meter.

Texas Invitational - Results
One night after breaking the school record in the 100 fly, Mikaela Dahlke showed her speed once again, this time in 100 free. In winning the B-final, Dahlke clocked in with a time of 49.19, the second-fastest time in Harvard history in the event.

In the longest event of the meet, the 1,650 free, Harvard posted a pair of top-15 finishes. Regan Kology registered a time of 16:38.85, edging teammate Willa Wang for 14th place. Kristina Li recorded the top Harvard mark in the 200 back with a 'B' cut time of 1:58.48 in the B-final.

Geordie Enoch picked up another 'B' cut for the Crimson in the 200 breast, taking second place in the C-final in 2:14.34. Daniela Johnson claimed fourth in the same final.

Harvard wrapped up the meet with a strong performance in the 400 free relay, breaking the school record and finishing seventh. Dahlke was the first in the water for Harvard, followed by Jerrica Li, Daniela Johnson and Gabby Sims. The foursome posted a final time of 3:19.37.

Georgia Diving Invite - Results
The Crimson was back in action in the one-meter event Saturday evening with sophomore Mikaela Thompson and junior Hannah Allchurch qualifying for the finals. Thompson earned her spot in the finals, posting the third-best score in the prelims at 283.90, qualifying her for the NCAA Zone Championships in March. In the finals though, Thompson placed 11th overall, while Allchurch took 16th.

Competition wraps up Sunday with Jing Leung and Megan Galbreath in the platform dive at 11 a.m.

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