Harvard Women Defeat Yale, Princeton in H-Y-P Meet

The Princeton, Yale, and Harvard women contested their annual H-Y-P triangular meet this past weekend at the Kiphuth Pool in New Haven, CT. After the first day of competition, Harvard led both Yale and Princeton 104-46, and Princeton led Yale 89-61.

Yale diver Lilybet MacRae started Day Two off by winning one-meter diving with a pool record and Yale record score of 309.25. Harvard’s Elina Leiviska and Caitlin Chambers of Princeton were second and third.

Lisa Boyce of Princeton opened the swimming events with a 50.51 victory in the 100 free over Yale’s Kina Zhou. The next four finishers touched almost in unison: Daniela Johnson of Harvard was .29 ahead of Nikki Larson of Princeton, who was only .01 in front of her teammate Laura Slater. Harvard’s Sarah Sumner was the last to the wall by a mere .03.

Harvard’s Danielle Lee won the 200 back in 1:58.19. Courtney Ciardiello of Princeton and Olivia Jameson of Yale battled for second. Ciardiello was able to hold on to her lead, despite a strong final 50 from Jameson, and took silver by a .12 margin.

Stephanie Ferrell of Harvard won her second event of the meet with a 2:19.51 in the 200 breast. Second place went to Emily Yu of Princeton, while third went to Yale’s Ali Stephens-Pickeral.

The Crimson’s Sherry Liu beat Bulldog Eva Fabian by .01 in the 500 free. Liu and Fabian swam together the entire race, with Liu turning just ahead of Fabian on nine walls. Fabian came home in a 27-high but Liu managed a 4:52.05 to 4:52.06 victory.

The Tigers’ Larson won her second event of the meet, taking the 100 fly in 55.11. Ana Anaya and her Crimson teammate Danielle Schulkin were second and third, while Yale’s Sydney Hirschi was fourth.

The final individual event, the 200 IM, featured a tight race among the top three. Yale’s Zhou (2:05.27) got the win, but was only .37 in front of Princeton’s Beverly Nguyen and .55 ahead of her Eli teammate Emma Smith.

Harvard’s 400 free relay (Victoria Chan, Sumner, Johnson, Sara Li) broke the Kiphuth Pool record (3:24.45, Harvard, Hinkle – Gregoire – Slack – Mills, 2011) with 3:21.42. Princeton took second with Slater, Larson, Liz McDonald, and Boyce. Yale’s quartet of Anna Wujciak, Jameson, Hirschi, and Zhou rounded off the podium.

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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