February 27, 2004

Women's Swimmers Third After Day One of Ivies

Feb. 27, 2004

Picking up 332 points in the first day of competition at the Ivy League Championships, the Elis are currently in third place in the event hosted by Harvard. Yale trails HYP rivals Harvard and Princeton in the overall standings, with two more days of swimming to follow.

Six events were held Thursday: the 200 free relay, 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 1-meter diving, and 400 medley relay.

Yale's 200 freestyle relay team of Becca Knicely, Meg Gill, Chase Butler and Paige Harazin finished fourth in the event with a time of 1:35.39. In the 500 freestyle, Bulldog rookie Christina Hession came in third in 4:54.83.

In the 200-meter IM, Harazin set a NCAA-B qualifying time of 2:03.78 with her second place finish, and Yale's medley relay team in the 400 of Moira McCloskey, Caroline Stephenson, Gill and Harazin set a national qualifying time with their third place time of 3:50.07.

Events continue today with the swimmers competing in the 200 medley relay, 1000 free, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 800 free relay.

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