Harvard Places Head Diving Coach on Leave After Suit Alleges He Solicited Nude Pictures from Female Athletes
Harvard has placed the head coach of its diving program Chris Heaton on leave after a suit filed in an Indiana court alleged he solicited nude pictures from and sent photos of his penis to young female swimmers years ago.
The Harvard Athletics Department announced new head coaches for the men’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s diving teams.
Breaking the Blodgett Pool record in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Miki Dahlke was named the High Point Swimmer of the Ivy League Championships.
At this year’s NCAA Championships, two members of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team brought their talents to the national stage. Sophomore Miki Dahlke and senior Jing Leung competed in the meet in Columbus, Ohio, which stretched for four days starting on March 14.
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.