Hindley Shares High Point Swimmer Of Meet, Takes Career High Point Swimmer Award
PRINCETON, N.J. – It was a memorable final day for Yale's Bella Hindley at the Ivy League Women's Swimming & Diving Championship. Hindley was the recipient of the Career High Point Swimmer Award, shared the High Point Swimmer of the Meet Award and won the 100-yard freestyle.
The Bulldogs nearly caught Harvard in the race for the Ivy title but finished a strong second with 1,390.5 points. The Crimson won with 1,500 points.
Hindley captured the 100-yard freestyle at the championships for the third time in her outstanding career, finishing with a meet record time of 47.85.
In the 200-yard breaststroke, the Bulldogs had three of the top four finishers.First-year Olivia Paoletti was second (2:12.32), senior Destiny Nelson was third (2:13.01) and junior Cha O'Leary placed fourth (2:13.16).
Sophomore Cate Sawkins had a strong showing for the Bulldogs in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing fourth with a time of 1:58.05.
Yale's 400-yard freestyle relay team of Hindley, junior Lili Margitai, and first-years Raime Jones and Izzi Henig placed second with a time of 3:16.48. The Bulldogs placed first or second in every relay at the championships.
BACK ON TOP. Bella Hindley of @YaleWSwimDive out-touches Miki Dahlke of @HarvardSwim to reclaim the 100-yard freestyle crown in championship meet record time of 47.85. ����♀️— The Ivy League (@IvyLeague) February 24, 2019
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ELITE COMPANY. @YaleWSwimDive's Bella Hindley becomes the third Ivy to earn three event titles in the 100-yard freestyle, joining Lisa Boyce & Grace Cornelius of @PUCSDT. ����♀️— The Ivy League (@IvyLeague) February 24, 2019
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