NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's swimming and diving team took victory over Southern Connecticut State University on Dec. 7, taking yet another dual meet win of the season. The meet against SCSU Owls allowed the Bulldogs maintain their competitive momentum after series of Ivy League duals meets and mid-season invitational.
In the 1000-yard freestyle were Destiny Nelson, who won the 1000-yard freestyle (10:24.41), Bebe Thompson, who shortly placed 2nd (10:37.28), and Charlotte Hylinski, who finished fourth (11:08.47). In the 500-yard freestyle were Hanna Blankemeier, who finished first with a time of 5:14.43 and her teammate Cheryl Xiang, who finished 2nd with a time of 5:15.24.
Competing in the 200-yard freestyle were Danielle Liu and Sophie Pilkinton, stealing first (1:55.51) and second (1:59.20), respectively. Hylinski and Pilkinton also raced in the 100-yard freestyle, placing first (53.53) and third (55.49) respectively. Similar the 200-yard freestyle, finishing first (24.10) and second (25.38) in the 50-yard freestyle were Claire O'Mara and Ashley Pales respectively.
In the 100-yard backstroke, Sophie Fontaine swept first with a time of 59.26 with her teammate Sardis, who placed second (1:02.03). Similarly Jacquelyn Du flew ahead of the competition, finishing first in the 100-yard individual medley with a time of 1:00.72. Her teammates Blankemeier and Thompson followed her, finishing second and third with times of 1:00.91 and 1:01.46 respectively.
With this event, the Bulldogs wrap up their meets for the fall semester. After finals, they will have a quick break before winter training.
Following winter training, they will begin the new year with a tri-meet on Jan. 6 against University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H.
Report by Angela Lee '18, Yale Sports Publicity