Nov. 17, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - After a comfortable start to the season, the Yale women's swimming and diving team had a strong day 2 against much tougher competition at the Terrapin Cup Invitational Friday. The Bulldogs finished the day in 9th with 158 points. West Viriginia is in first place.
Yale's jump from 10th to 9th was helped by strong team performances in Friday's two relay events. In the 800 yard freestyle relay, Yale finished 5th adding 28 points to its total. Yale's team was made up of captain Meg Gill, Jane Kim, Laura Strittmatter and Chase Butler.
Both McCloskey and Susan Kim also stood out for Yale individually. McCloskey qualified for the championship final of the 100 yard backstroke and finished 4th in the event, continuing her run of strong backstroke performances.
Susan Kim also qualified for the championship final in her event, the 100 yard breaststroke. Kim improved on her winning time against Columbia last Friday with a time of 1:50.14.
Fellow freshman Jane Kim also put in one of Yale's best individual performances of the day in the 200 yard freestyle. After qualifying for the consolation final during the morning session, Kim finished 10th overall with a time of 1:50.49.
Yale also got some help from its divers. Marisa Poverman, Cameron Murphy and Alexandra Jones all added to the Yale point tally by finsihing 10th, 11th and 13th respectively in the 1 meter diving event.
The Bulldogs will begin the third and final day of competition at the Terrapin Cup tomorrow with preliminary heats at 10 am. Live results can be found at the Maryland Athletics webiste.
Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity