NEW HAVEN, Conn.--The Yale women's swimming and diving team is ready for a second round of competition in the league. This time the Bulldogs will take on Columbia Friday in their territory. The meet comes a week after their victory over Brown at home.
Highlight performances from last weekend came from experienced returners and rookie first years alike. Nikki Watters took the win in the 3-meter dive, McKenna Tennant in the 1-meter dive, Cailley Silbert in the 1000-yard freestyle, Claire O'Mara in the 200-yard freestyle, Heidi VanderWel in the 100-yard backstroke, Cha O'Leary in the 100-yard and 200-yard breastroke, Bebe Thompson in the 200-yard butterfly, Bella Hindley in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle, Destiny Nelson in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley, Danielle Liu in the 500-yard freestyle and Lili Margitai in the 100-yard butterfly. The Bulldogs' A-Relay snagged a win in the 200-yard medley relay, but fell just short of Brown's A-Relay in the 400-yard freestyle relay, placing second in that event.
This Friday, the Bulldogs will look to continue the momentum that they started last weekend. Columbia opened its Ivy season last weekend as well; the Lions suffered a loss to Penn, 152.5-147.5 as well as a loss to Harvard, 150.5-87.5. The Bulldogs will head into the meet well-prepared and buoyed by their early season success in scrimmages and dual meets.
The competition will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the pool at the Dodge Fitness Center on Nov. 10.
Report filed by Angela Lee, YSPH '18, Yale Sports Publicity