ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving team sent a contingent to Annapolis this past weekend to compete at the 2019 ECAC Championships. The four-swimmer group was able to lift the Crimson to a 10th-place finish in a field of 20 teams.
First-year Maddie Heilbrun recorded Harvard's top time in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in a season-best 1:53.78. Sophomore Elizabeth Holmes also logged a season-best time, clocking in at 1:54.84.
Freshman Liz Boyer and Holmes also recorded their fastest times of 2018-19 in the 100-yard backstroke. Boyer had an effort of 58.80, with Holmes following close behind at 58.98.
The aforementioned trio teamed with Allie Russell to compete in three relay races. The 400 relay finished in 3:35.03, and the 800 group turned in a time of 7:37.69. Holmes swam the opening leg and Boyer swam the anchor leg in both relays. Russell and Heilbrun swam the second leg in the 400 and 800 relays, respectively. Boyer, Russell, Holmes and Heilbrun, meanwhile, logged a 200 medley relay time of 1:48.02.
Harvard is coming off its second straight Ivy League Championship and its fourth in the last six seasons.