Although Harvard ultimately fell in dual contests to Yale and Princeton, the Crimson had many strong swimming and diving performances that highlighted the team’s potential to impress in the league meet in a couple of weeks.
The Crimson improved to 4-0 in conference play by recording six first-place finishes in 16 events.
In its first home meet of the season, the Harvard’s women swim and dive team continued the domination it displayed last weekend against Columbia. The Crimson bested Cornell in 14 of 16 events, ultimately winning 199.0-96.0 at Blodgett Pool on Sunday.
After a promising freshman campaign, sophomore swimmer Sonia Wang battled injuries throughout most of 2017. However, when an Ivy League championship was on the line, Wang came to play.
Junior diver Jing Leung and freshman freestyler Miki Dahlke competed in a field dominated by Pac-12 and SEC schools.
It is not particularly unusual for sophomore Sonia Wang to put a team on her back. At last weekend’s Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Wang brought unusual meaning to that common phrase.
The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team finished second overall in the 2017 Ancient Eight title-deciding meet, capping a weekend in which the Crimson women broke a couple of records and won several individual titles.
Refreshed and recharged after its annual winter training trip, Harvard women’s swimming and diving handled the Quakers and Bears to extend its undefeated start to the season.