February 27, 2005

Yale Takes Fourth at Ivy's

Feb. 27, 2005

Final Results

Despite finishing in third after the first and second days of competition, the Yale women's swimming and diving team slipped one spot to finish in fourth place at the Ivy League Championships, being held this year at Princeton. However, the Bulldogs did not leave Princeton without a few accolades, the most notable of which was Melanie Loftus' Most Outstanding Diver of the Meet award.

Loftus won the 3 meter diving event on Saturday, after placing 2nd in the 1 meter event on Thursday. Sophomore Moira McCloskey was also a winner on Saturday, taking first in the 200 Backstroke. McCloskey finished seventh in the meet in total points with 84 and was Yale's highest finisher.

Senior Captain Caroline Stephenson placed third in the 200 Breaststroke in her final race as a Bulldog. Yale concluded competition with a third place performance by its 400 Freestyle relay team of McCloskey, Chase Butler, Becca Knicely and Meg Gill.

The meet was won by Harvard. Princeton, who had won the previous five Ivy Championships, finished in second and Brown placed third. The meet concludes the 2004-2005 season for the Bulldogs.

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