February 1, 2004

Bulldogs Drop HYPs to Harvard and Princeton

Feb. 1, 2004

The women's swimmers fared as their male counterparts did at this year's HYPs, falling to both Princeton and Harvard in the meet held in New Jersey. Princeton won the event with dual wins over both the Bulldogs and the Crimson.

The Harvard-Yale score was 162-157, while Princeton defeated the Bulldogs 208.5-110.5.

Moira McCloskey had the best showing of the meet for the Elis, winning both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events with times of 57.03 and 2:01.40, respectively.

McCloskey was also part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that earned second place with a time of 3:28.30, with the other Yale swimmers in the event being Meg Gill, Chase Butler, and Paige Harazin.

Gill earned a bullet of her own with a top finish in the 100-yard butterfly, posting a 56.91 time and managing to defeat Princeton's Kelly Hannigan by just one one-hundredth of a second.

Christina Hession also had a good meet, earning second in the 500-yard free with a time of 4:58.28.

In diving, Melanie Loftus won the 1-meter competition with a score of 251.95, and earned third place in the 3-meter with a 264.60. Liz Foglesong grabbed third in the 1-meter with a 246.10.

The Elis will face Brown next Friday in New Haven.

Complete Results