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More Honors For Hindley, Bulldogs Place Second At Ivy League Championship

Bella Hindley and Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris (Derik Hamilton photo)
Bella Hindley and Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris (Derik Hamilton photo)

Hindley Shares High Point Swimmer Of Meet, Takes Career High Point Swimmer Award

PRINCETON, N.J. – It was a memorable final day for Yale's Bella Hindley at the Ivy League Women's Swimming & Diving Championship. Hindley was the recipient of the Career High Point Swimmer Award, shared the High Point Swimmer of the Meet Award and won the 100-yard freestyle.

The Bulldogs nearly caught Harvard in the race for the Ivy title but finished a strong second with 1,390.5 points. The Crimson won with 1,500 points.

Hindley captured the 100-yard freestyle at the championships for the third time in her outstanding career, finishing with a meet record time of 47.85.

In the 200-yard breaststroke, the Bulldogs had three of the top four finishers.First-year Olivia Paoletti was second (2:12.32), senior Destiny Nelson was third (2:13.01) and junior Cha O'Leary placed fourth (2:13.16).

In the 1650-yard freestyle final, junior Kendall Brent placed fourth (16:31.42), first-year Ashley Loomis was fifth (16:36.89) and sophomore Nathalie Eid finished sixth (16:37.35).

Sophomore Cate Sawkins had a strong showing for the Bulldogs in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing fourth with a time of 1:58.05.

Yale's 400-yard freestyle relay team of Hindley, junior Lili Margitai, and first-years Raime Jones and Izzi Henig placed second with a time of 3:16.48. The Bulldogs placed first or second in every relay at the championships.