PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The 2017 Ivy League Women's Swimming and Diving Championships got underway Wednesday evening with the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays.
The 800 free relay was a record-setting one for Harvard, as the Crimson broke the school record in the event with a time of 7:08.37. Additionally, freshman Miki Dahlke registered a time of 1:45.23 during her individual leg to break the Harvard record, and the Katherine Moran Aquatics Center pool record, in the 200 free.
"Amazing first day," exclaimed Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92, The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving. "We swam the second-fastest 200 medley relay ever and we set three records in the 800 free relay. We are eaxactly where we had hoped to be after this evening."
Harvard went on to take second in the 800 free, trailing only Yale. Dahlke was followed in the water by Geordie Enoch, Meagan Popp and Daniela Johnson. The Crimson and Bulldogs each surpassed the previous pool and meet records in the event.
Harvard also took third in 200 medley, clocking in with a time of 1:39.68, which is faster than the previous pool record and second-fastest time in program history. Mei Lyn Colby, Popp, Brittany Usinger and Gabby Sims comprised the Harvard quartet. Yale won the event, while Brown took second.
The Ivy Championship Meet continues Thursday with the prelims of the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free at 11 a.m. The one-meter dive prelims are scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start. The finals of each of those events, as well as the 200 free relay, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday evening.