Dec. 4, 2003
The Yale women's swimming team concludes its fall semester schedule this weekend by hosting the 2004 Nutmeg Invitational. The meet will bring six teams to the RJ Kiphuth Exhibition Pool for three days of competition following the NCAA/Ivy League Championship trials and finals format. The trials Friday December 5 will start at 12 noon with the finals at 7 pm. Over the weekend the trials will be held at 10 am both Saturday and Sunday, with the finals on Saturday going off at 6 pm and Sunday's finals at 3 pm.
The meet will bring five teams from both in and out side the Nutmeg state to compete against the Bulldogs. Although no team score will be kept, area swimmers from Central Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, and Sacred Heart will join two teams from Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts and Williams College, contesting the 38 event program along with the swimmers from Yale.
The women's program will be led by freshman Moira McCloskey (Ventnor, NJ) who is seeded first in 3 events, and senior Paige Harazin (Amherst, MA) who is the top swimmer in 2 events going in to the competition. Numerous meet records are certain to be threatened and perhaps broken. Going in to the meet 13 of the 19 women's events have swimmers are entered within a second or less off the meet standards. Following the meet the team will shift its focus to first semester finals that follow in less than a week's time.