Women’s Swimming and Diving Sets Three Pool Records at Dartmouth; Sweeps Big Green, Cornell

Celebration photo
Photo Courtesy: Billie Weiss.

Complete Results

HANOVER, N.H. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team set three Karl Michael Pool records en route to an Ivy League sweep of Dartmouth and Cornell Friday afternoon. The Crimson defeated the Big Green, 191-101, and earned a 201-94 decision over the Big Red.

Harvard opened the meet by setting a venue record in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of Felicia Pasadyn, Kennidy Quist, Adaline Rose Bullock and Mei Lynn Colby posted a time of 1:43.13 to finish ahead of the pack. The effort erased the old pool record of 1:43.83, originally set by Yale on Jan. 7, 2018.

Individually, Pasadyn won the 200 butterfly in 2:00.10, which put her atop the Karl Michael Pool record book. The first-year unseat former Harvard swimmer, Kate Mills '10, who completed the event in 2:01.19 on Nov. 12, 2010.

The third pool record, meanwhile, came in the final event of the afternoon – the 400 free relay. Pasadyn, Miki Dahlke, Colby and Samantha Shelton combined to log a time of 3:24.71, which nudged them past the previous record of 3:24.74 set by the 2013-14 Harvard squad (Nov. 16, 2013).

The Crimson improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League. Dartmouth, which defeated Cornell, moved to 1-3 (1-1 Ivy) with the Big Red falling to 1-2 (0-2 Ivy) after being swept.

Harvard Highlights
- In addition to winning the 200 medley relay, Harvard claimed the second and third spots in the event. Cassandra Pasadyn, Chloe Close, Athena Ye and Darlene Fung, registered a time of 1:45.70, while Shelton, Allie Russell, Kate Hazlett and Ingrid Wall finished the race in 1:47.11.
- Quist won the 200 freestyle with an effort of 1:50.23. Dahlke came in second place (1:50.62).
- Colby led a Harvard trio that finished 1-2-3 in the 100 back. The senior clocked in at 55.90, with Hazlett and Shelton touching the pad in 56.73 and 56.93, respectively.
- The Crimson claimed the top three spots in the 50 free with Quist leading the way with a time of 23.61. Fung (23.92) and Hazlett (24.03) finished in order behind the junior.
- Georgina Milne won the 1-meter diving event, leading the 8-diver field with 288.80 points (NCAA qualifying mark).
- In the 100 free, Colby and Dahlke finished ahead of the pack with times of 51.59 and 52.06, respectively.
- Shelton and Cassandra Pasadyn turned in the top two fastest times in the 200 back. Shelton completed the event in 2:03.34 and Pasadyn clocked in a 2:07.20.
- Quist (2:20.07) and Felicia Pasadyn (2:22.44) came in first and second place in the 200 breast.
- Dahlke won the 100 fly by more than two seconds. The senior finished in 55.22, ahead of the runner-up, Mia Leko of Dartmouth (57.48).

Next Up
The Crimson returns to action on Friday, Nov. 22, when it faces Columbia on the road. Start time is scheduled for noon.