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Bulldogs Off to Great Start at HYP Meet

Sophomore Nathalie Eid.
Sophomore Nathalie Eid.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Yale women's swimming and diving team got off to an incredible start at the HYP meet, placing first in every individual swimming event. Heading into the second day of the meet, the Bulldogs are up 95.5-54.5 on Harvard and 101-49 on Princeton.

Senior Bella Hindley led the way for the Bulldogs on Friday, finishing first in both of her events. She won the 100-yard backstroke, finishing the race in 54.91 seconds, and also paced all swimmers with a time of 22.75 in the 50-yard freestyle.

Yale also had incredible success in the longer and intermediate-distance freestyle events on Friday. Four Bulldogs swept the top four places in the 1000-yard freestyle, with first-year Ashley Loomis (10:03.58) leading the way. Junior Kendall Brent (10:08.19) finished second, while sophomore Nathalie Eid (10:11.05) and first-year Ali Truwit (10:13.46) took third and fourth, respectively.

First-year Marlise Moesch won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:48.76, barely out-touching junior Sophie Fontaine (1:48.88). Fontaine placed second.

Yale completed the sweep of the individual events with victories in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard butterfly. Junior Cha O'Leary took first in the 100-yard breastroke, touching in at 1:02.37. Junior Ashley Pales (1:03.58) placed third. Senior Carrie Heilbrun swam the 200-yard butterfly in under two minutes (1:59.93), winning the event. Junior Bebe Thompson (2:02.66) placed third.

Three Bulldogs placed in the top 10 of the day's sole diving event. In the 3-meter dive, senior Talbott Paulsen finished fifth (275.60), fellow senior Hannah Walsh placed ninth (269.30), and first-year Sarah McKinnis placed 10th (174.80).

In the only relay event of the day, the Bulldogs' A Relay placed second in the 200-yard medley relay.

Looking for their ninth and 10th wins of the season, the Bulldogs will continue the HYP meet tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. Live coverage of the meet can be found on ESPN+ at the following links:

Swimming | Diving


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