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Levere to Compete in Maccabiah Games

Jacqui Levere. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jacqui Levere. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale junior Jacqui Levere will be representing Team USA in the pool this summer, participating in the swimming competition at the 2013 Maccabiah Games.  The Games, which opened on Thursday, are a quadrennial sporting event, held in Jerusalem and open to Jewish athletes from around the world.  This year's edition of the games features a record number of athletes—close to 9,000—from a record number of countries—78.  The athletes will be competing for medals in 42 different sports.  

Levere, a rising junior, will be competing in four events over the next week.  On Sunday, July 21, she will compete in the 200-meter breaststroke.  The heats are in the morning and the final will be held in the afternoon.  The following day, Monday, July 22, Levere will compete in the 100-meter butterfly, again with the heats in the morning and the final in the afternoon.  On Tuesday, July 23, she will take to the pool for the 100-meter breaststroke, with the same morning-afternoon schedule.  Her final event, the 200-meter individual medley, will take place on Wednesday, July 24. 

For those following Levere's competition from New Haven (all times EST), her heat in the 200-meter breaststroke will take place at 3:17 A.M. on Sunday and the final will be at 11:36 A.M.  The 100-meter butterfly heats start at 3:10 A.M. on Monday and the final is at 11:05 A.M.  Her 100-meter breaststroke heat will be at 4:34 A.M. on Tuesday morning and the final will be held at 12:14 P.M.  The heats for the 200-meter IM will be at 3:18 A.M. Wednesday and the final will be at 11:10 A.M.

Report file by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity