Yale Women Sweep Ivy Foes in Annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton Tri-meet

Harvard University vs. Princeton University vs. Yale University Double Dual Meet

  • January 28-29, 2022
  • Kiphuth Pool, New Haven, CT
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Full Results (PDF)
  • Team Scores
    • Yale (W) 182-Princeton (W) 118
    • Yale (W) 211-Harvard (W) 89
    • Princeton (W) 202-Harvard (W) 98

Swimming in their home pool, Yale defeated both Princeton and Harvard in the annual double-dual meet known as H-Y-P to remain undefeated in league play for the season. The Bulldogs took care of Princeton 182-118 and Harvard 211-89 to end the season with a perfect 7-0 record and claim the 2021-22 Ivy League dual meet crown. Princeton beat Harvard 202-98. The Ivy League Champions will be determined at the conference meet on February 16-19 at Harvard.

Yale’s Iszak Henig led the way for the Bulldogs with a pair of victories in the 50 free (22.09) and 100 free (48.37); they also contributed to the winning 200 free relay (21.43 anchor) and 400 free relay (48.03 leadoff). Yale swept the first four spots in the 50 free. Ava Franks added points for Yale, finishing first in the 100 breast (1:01.47) and 200 breast (2:12.56). Alexandra Massey came in first in the 200 fly (1:57.51) and 200 back (1:57.32). She was 3rd overall in the 100 back but got a win against Harvard. Ashley Loomis came in second to Princeton’s Ellie Marquardt in the 500 free (4:52.23) but beat Harvard to earn the event win in that dual meet. Lindsey Wagner won the 100 back (53.58).

Princeton scored with excellent performances from Marquardt (1st in the 500 free, 4:49.74, and in the 1000 free, 9:56.17). The Tigers went 1-3-4 in the 1000, with Emily Appleton (10:01.86) and Nathalie Valdman (10:04.03) both beating Harvard. Nikki Venema won the 200 free (1:47.19) and 100 fly (53.62). She was followed closely in the fly by teammate Christina Bradley (54.03). Jess Yeager won the 200 IM (2:00.86) and was runner-up in the 200 fly (1:57.83). Margaux McDonald was third overall in the 100 breast (1:02.46) and 200 breast (2:16.93) but won the duals against Harvard. Similarly, Alexa Pappas came in second to Yale’s Wagner in the 100 back (54.39) but she and teammates Liza Whitmire (55.01) and Isabella Korbley (55.45) all touched before Harvard’s Samantha Shelton.

Harvard won both diving events, with Esther Lawrence placing first in the 3m event and Amy Wotovich earning top honors in 1m. Molly Hamlin, runner-up 200 free (1:49.44), beat Yale’s Raime Jones by .07. Felicia Pasadyn (1:57.39) was .07 behind Yale’s Massey in the 200 back but won the event against Princeton. She was also second overall in the 200 IM (2:02.15), beating Yale in that dual.

The Ivy League Championships had been dominated by Harvard and Princeton, who finished either first or second every year, for 20 years before Yale earned the title in 2017. Harvard won the next two championships, while Princeton emerged victorious in 2020.


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2 years ago

Harvard sucks. Princeton doesn’t matter.

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