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First-Years Carry Bulldogs to Second Victory

Yale swam against MIT on Saturday.
Yale swam against MIT on Saturday.

Cambridge, Mass. – The Yale women's swimming and diving team won against MIT on Saturday morning, securing its second victory in as many days. In a meet not as tightly contested as Friday evening's meet, Yale swimmers recorded the top time in every single event, and the Bulldogs won 196-81.

First-year Bulldogs found much success in the pool on Saturday, taking first in four individual events. First-year Ashley Loomis won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:21. Sophomore Nathalie Eid took second, and senior Carrie Heilbrun placed third in the event.

First-year Izzi Henig won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.76. Sophomores Charlotte Hylinski and Claire O'Mara finished in second and third, respectively. Yale also took the top five places in the 200-yard freestyle, with first-year Marlise Moesch placing first (1:53.11).

First-year Raime Jones won her second event of the young season, placing first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.86. In the 200-yard backstroke, sophomore Cate Sawkins placed first with a time of 2:02.92.

Yale won both breaststroke events. Junior Cha O'Leary won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.15, out-touching first-year MaryKate Buckley by less than half a second. In the 200-yard breaststroke, senior Destiny Nelson took first with a time of 2:20.61. First-years Olivia Paoletti and MaryKate Buckley finished in second and third, respectively.

Yale also finished first in both butterfly events. Junior Bebe Thompson won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.43, and sophomore Charlotte Hylinski won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.52.

Senior Bella Hindley recorded the top times in the 100-yard freestyle (51.05) and the 100-yard individual medley (58.35). In the 500-yard freestyle, Yale took the top four places. Junior Kendall Brent won the event with a time of 5:02.07.

The Bulldogs have their first home meet next Friday. They will look to improve to 3-0 as they take on Columbia.


Report filed by Luke Benson '21, Yale Sports Publicity.