April 18, 2014

Larsen Named Captain for 2014-15

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale women's swimming and diving team has elected junior Elizabeth Larsen to be the team's captain for the 2014-15 season.  Larsen is a history major in Trumbull College who hails from Richmond, Va.  She will be assuming the role of captain from senior Chelsea Dunlap.

Larsen specializes in the breaststroke events.  In her first season at Yale, she finished 19th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:20.15 and 20th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:06.53.  Her best finish of the year came when she finished second in the 200- against Cornell, touching in a time of 2:25.50.

During her sophomore season, Larsen finished 20th in both the 200- and 100-yard breaststroke at the Ivy Championship meet.  She swam a 2:20.57 in the 200- and touched in a 1:05.92 in the 100-, improving on her time from the previous year.  

During her junior season, Larsen anchored the breaststrokers who helped Yale to an impressive third-place finish at the 2014 Ivy League swimming and diving championships.  At Ivies, Larsen finished 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching in a time of 1:05.11, another improvement on the previous year.  She also finished 21st in the 200-yard breaststroke, posting a time of 2:20.26.  

Larsen will provide a wealth of experience for a young, talented team that has high expectations for the coming season.  After a strong third-place finish at Ivies, the Bulldogs have their eyes set on first place in the Ancient Eight next season. 

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

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