Women’s Swimming Hosts Columbia, Diving Visits Utah and Denver

Willa Wang and the Crimson swimmers host Columbia Tuesday (Gil Talbot).
Willa Wang and the Crimson swimmers host Columbia Tuesday (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team (2-0) will split up for a trio of contests this week, as the swimmers will host Columbia Tuesday, Jan. 3, while the divers compete at Utah the same day. The following day, the divers will go up against Denver. Tuesday's meet against the Lions can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Last Time Out
Harvard wrapped up 2016 competition with the swimmer in action at the Texas Invitational and the divers at the Georgia Invitational. The Crimson swimmers broke a pair of school records, posting the new program standards in the 100 fly and the 400 free relay (3:29.37). Mikaela Dahlke clocked in at 53.67 in the prelims of the 100 fly at Texas to break the school record by 0.16. Dahlke, Jerrica Li, Daniela Johnson and Gabby Sims combine to break the 400 free relay mark.

Highlighting the divers performance in Georgia, Mikaela Thompson qualified for the NCAA Zone Championships on the one-meter with her prelim score. Jing Leung went on to take fourth in the platform event on the final day.

Scouting Columbia
The Lions enter Tuesday's meet with a 1-3 overall record with all of those losses coming against Ivy League opponents Penn, Yale and Princeton. Columbia's lone win came Nov. 4 versus Army.

All-time, Harvard boasts a 30-1 record against Columbia. The Lions lone victory in the series came in 2013, but the Crimson has won the last two meetings by at least 103 points.

Note: The diving portion of this meet occurred Nov. 18.

Order of Events
200 medley relay
1650 free
200 free
100 back
100 breast
200 fly
50 free
100 free
200 back
200 breast
500 free
100 fly
400 IM
200 free relay

On the Boards
The Harvard women's and men's diving teams will both compete at Utah and Denver this week. Both events will begin at 2 p.m. ET, with the Crimson going up against Utah Tuesday and Denver Wednesday.

Up Next
Harvard jumps back into Ivy League action Jan. 13-14, facing Brown and Penn in Philadelphia.