Women’s Swimming and Diving Splits H-Y-P Meet

Harvard defeated Princeton, but fell to Yale, at the annual H-Y-P meet (Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot).
Harvard defeated Princeton, but fell to Yale, at the annual H-Y-P meet (Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot).
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Complete Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's swimming and diving completed the annual H-Y-P meet on Saturday at Blodgett Pool by defeating Princeton, 182-118, but coming up short against Yale, 182.50-117.50. The Crimson finishes its dual season with a 7-2 overall record and a 6-1 mark in Ivy League action.

On the swimming side, Harvard won two events, the 200-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly. Annabelle Paterson took first in the 200 back, finishing in 1:59.05, just ahead of teammate Samantha Shelton (1:59.17). Three races later, Miki Dahlke captured the 100 fly with a winning time of 54.72.

In the 1-meter diving competition, the Crimson had four divers surpass the NCAA Qualifying Standard. Morgane Herculano, who came in third place, notched a personal record with a score of 283.00. Mikaela Thompson (282.65) and Esther Lawrence (career-best 275.50) finished in fourth and sixth place, respectively. The fourth member of the group was Katie Russ, who totaled 267.75 points, coming in ninth place.

Harvard Highlights

  • Dahlke enjoyed a strong effort on Day 2 of H-Y-P, starting her day with a runner-up effort in the 100 freestyle (50.75), winning the 100 fly and ending the afternoon by swimming the opening leg on the 400 free relay, which came in third place (3:28.07).
  • Sonia Wang nearly won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:03.88, which was good for second place. Minutes earlier, the senior turned in the third-fastest time in the 100 fly (55.64).
  • By finishing with a 6-1 record against Ivy League foes, Harvard matched its best conference record since an identical effort back in 2016-17.
  • Harvard recognized its nine seniors following the meet. Holly Christensen, Claire Pinson, Meagan Popp, Russ, Sylvie Stoloff, Thompson, Brittany Usinger, Wang and Valerie Yoshimura were all competing for the last time at Blodgett Pool.

Next Up

Harvard will now shift its focus toward the Ivy League Championships. The conference meet is set for Feb. 20-23, at Princeton and will air on ESPN+.