Yale Has Two Compete On Day One

Eva Fabian. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)
Eva Fabian. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Both of Yale's representatives at the 2014 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships participated in the first day of competition on Thursday, with sophomore Eva Fabian competing in the 500-yard freestyle and freshman diver Lilybet MacRae taking part in the one-meter diving competition.

In the preliminaries of the 500-yard freestyle, Fabian swam a 4:49.27 to finish in 58th place and failed to qualify for the final.  The evenings final was a duel between 2012 Olympians Britta MacLean of Georgia and Missy Franklin of Cal, with MacLean finishing in first place with a time of 4:32.53.

In the preliminaries of the one-meter dive, MacRae scored a 237.40 to finish in 34th place.  Her score was not high enough to qualify for the final.

MacRae will compete in the three-meter diving tomorrow with the preliminaries starting at 12:00 p.m.  Fabian will be competing in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Saturday.

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity