Bulldogs Kick Off Ivy League Championships

Junior Cha O'Leary.
Junior Cha O'Leary.

PRINCETON, N.J. — The Yale women's swimming and diving team began its quest for a second Ivy League Championship within the past three seasons on Wednesday. Swimming at Denunzio Pool in Princeton, N.J., the Bulldogs kicked off day one of the 2018 Ivy League Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

The 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay were the only events of the day. Yale's 200-yard medley team — consisting of senior Bella Hindley, junior Cha O'Leary, junior Lili Margitai and first-year Izzi Henig — won the event with a time of 1:38.24. The four Bulldogs finished more than a second in front of Harvard's relay team, which finished in second.

In the 800-yard freestyle relay, Yale's relay team — anchored by Margitai and also made up of first-years Raime Jones, Ashley Loomis and Henig — finished in second with a time of 7:10.94. Harvard's relay team won the event.

At the conclusion of Day One, Yale and Harvard are tied for first: each team currently has 120 points.

Competition on Thursday will begin with prelims at 11:00 a.m.

Coverage of tomorrow's competition can be found here:




Report filed by Luke Benson '21, Yale Sports Publicity.