Nov. 14, 2003
In its season opener, the women's swim team fell to Columbia in New York by the score of 177-123. Paige Harazin earned first place in the 100 and 200 freestyle events, while Melanie Loftus won the 3-meter diving competition.
Harazin won the 200 freestyle by nearly three seconds, with her tim eof 1:53.90 defeating Columbia's Kathryn Taylor. In the 100 free, Harazin finished with a time of 0:51.87 to earn her second bullet of the day.
Despite finishing third in the one-meter diving, Loftus came in first in the 3-meter competition with a score of 259.275. Kathleen McKeon earned second in the one-meter and fourth from the higher board.
McCloskey performed well in her first collegiate meet, grabbing a victory in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:04.02 and finishing second in the 100 backstroke in 0:58.81, just 5 hundredths of a second behind Columbia's Emily Seidman.
Dapna Shafir earned second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:08.41, followed by Hancock (2:09.09) and Liz Berger (2:10.25) in the event.
The Elis travel to College Park next weekend for the Maryland Invitational.