CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard's Miki Dahlke and Samantha Shelton have earned spots at the 2019 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, which are set for March 20-23, at Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. This marks the fifth straight season in which Harvard has had multiple NCAA qualifiers.
A junior from Mill Valley, California, Dahlke qualified for the 100- and 200-yard freestyle, and will compete in the 50 free as a result of her NCAA B-standard time of 22.71, accomplished the Ivy League Championships. Dahlke's top times in the 100 (48.51) and 200 free (1:44.26) also occurred at Ivies. This is the third consecutive season in which Dahlke has advanced to the national meet. As freshman, Dahlke competed in the 50, 100 and 200 free, and then followed that effort last year by securing spots in the 100 and 200 free, and the 100 butterfly.
Shelton, meanwhile, was a qualifier in the 200-yard backstroke and invited to compete in the 200 free and 200 individual medley after hitting the NCAA B-standard in her first year at Harvard. All three of the freshman's top performances came at the Ivy meet (200 back – 1:54.01; 200 free – 1:45.15; 200 IM – 1:58.45).
Dahlke and Shelton recently helped Harvard captured its second straight Ivy League championship and its fourth in the last six years.
ESPN will provide live linear coverage for both Friday and Saturday finals on ESPNU, as well as digital coverage on ESPN3 for Wednesday and Thursday evening finals. All sessions not part of ESPN's broadcasts will be streamed live on the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships microsite at texassports.com.