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In its first conference meet of the year, the Harvard women's swimming and diving team continued its undefeated start in the Ancient Eight by taking down Brown and Penn.
The Crimson narrowly beat the Gamecocks, 154-146. But the Blue Devils handed Harvard its first loss of the season, winning 154-146.
This weekend, the undefeated Harvard women’s swimming and diving team (3-0, 3-0 Ivy) tested its abilities against competitors at multi-day invitationals near and far: the Texas Hall of Fame Invite, the MIT Winter Invitational and the UGA Fall Invitational.
After coming off a full week of practice, the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team (3-0, 3-0 Ivy) showed up to Blodgett Pool ready for revenge on Friday.
Opening its title defense as champion of the Ancient Eight on Saturday, the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team (2-0, 2-0 Ivy) took on Cornell (2-1, 1-1) and Dartmouth (0-2, 0-2), which placed seventh and eighth respectively in the conference last year.
When Harvard claimed the 2014 Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship back in February, coach Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 didn’t attribute the win to any individual performances. She instead characterized the victory as a test of the team’s ability to respond to adversity.
Sophomore Danielle Lee is used to setting and breaking records. When the Crimson swimmer helped her team win an Ivy League Championship a month ago, she broke the conference record for her 400-medley relay performance with a time of 52.77 seconds, and set a new record for Harvard too.
The Harvard men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs proved their dominance within the Ivy League with their individual league championships but in the upcoming weeks, a few Crimson athletes will have the chance to represent Harvard on a national scale.
Brandyn Curry tallied 12 second half points to lead Harvard to victory on Saturday against Princeton despite the Tigers’ early lead.
The women’s swimming and diving team captured its third Ivy League title in six years this past weekend. Junior Kelsey Hojan-Clark, shown above in previous action, finished sixth in the 400 individual medley.
The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team finished with 1409 points, edging out Princeton by just 25, to take home the Ancient Eight crown this past weekend.
Participating in a sport that is focused entirely on time, it was fitting that seniors Kyle Krueger and Paige Newell ended their swimming careers not necessarily thinking about how fast they were swimming, but about how they had arrived at this moment.
One doesn’t normally associate hat tricks with swimming and diving, but the Harvard women’s swimming and diving scored a rare three-peat, winning the HYP meet for the third year in a row. The victory over Yale and Princeton at the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool marks the end of Ivy League competition for the Crimson this season.
Fresh off a 202-98 victory against Brown eight days prior, the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team travelled to Penn on Saturday morning and handled the Quakers with a similar ease. The Crimson took 14 of the 16 events and cruised to the win, 201-95.