Though its season ended in mid-March, seven members of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team continued their competitive training and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
With notable performances from throughout the squad, five Harvard competitors traveled to Annapolis this weekend to compete in ECAC championships.
This weekend, freshman Meagan Popp helped the women’s swimming and diving team to its 12th Ivy League championship. At the meet, she set three school records in the 200 IM, 100 breast, and 200 breast events, resulting in a first, second, and tied for first placement, respectively. But several other Crimson athletes also had stellar performances this week as well.
Going into the Ivy League Championship Meet, freshman Meagan Popp had seen her fair amount of high-placing finishes, but she had yet to top the podium as a member of the Harvard women’s swim team. Three days later, Popp’s name has been stamped into the Crimson record books a grand total of three times.
Starting on Thursday, the Crimson returns to DeNunzio to compete yet again in the Ivy League Championships in the hopes of redeeming last year’s near victory. If Harvard were able to pull off the win at this meet, the team would secure its 12th conference title in the event’s history, with the most recent victory coming in 2014.
Harvard women’s swimming and diving fell short in the much-anticipated HYP meet, with Yale and Princeton both handing the Crimson its first losses of the season, 167 – 133 and 165 – 135 respectively.
The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team took home two school records and a plethora of wins in both swimming and diving this weekend, as the team faced off against competitors across the nation.
The Harvard women’s swim team travelled to the Big Apple over the weekend and beat the Columbia, 201.5-98.5. The Crimson also went on to break two pool records in the process in the rout of the Lions.
The Harvard women's swimming and diving team opened up its season by sweeping Ancient Eight rivals Dartmouth and Cornell.