April 17, 2006

Meg Gill Named 2006-07 Captain

April 17, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - At their team banquet on Tuesday, April 11, the Yale women's swimming and diving team announced Meg Gill as their captain for their 2006-07 season.

Gill, a member of the All-Ivy Second Team this year, recorded one of Yale's top finishes in the 2006 Ivy League Championships, finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle by just two hundredths of a second. All season long she has been one of Yale's toughest competitors, swimming in the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle, and the 100-yard butterfly.

After a solid dual meet season in which she recorded multiple first-place finishes, Gill saved her best for last. She was one of Yale's top swimmers in the event, and in addition to her second-place finish in the 50-free, also came third in the 100-yard butterfly, setting a personal best, and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle.

Gill also continues to be a valuable member of Yale's medley relay teams. Gill swims the butterfly leg on the team which includes Moira McCloskey, Marilee Kiernan and Alexis Mann. The quartet set new school records in both the 200 and 400-yard medley relays at the 2006 Ivy Championships.

But while her junior season has been her most successful, Gill has been a fixture at the Ivy Championships over the past three years. In three Ivy Championships, she has competed in 19 finals in individual events and as part of Yale's relay teams.

"I'm incredibly excited about being elected captain, especially because we have so many strong leaders in the junior class," Gill said. "Every girl in my class would have made an excellent captain."

In high school, Gill was valedictorian, and had a successful swimming career with the Poseidon Swim Team. She competed in Junior Nationals, and won a state championship with Poseidon under coach Ted Sallade.

"I'm looking forward to making the season a fun and exciting time from October to February," Gill said. "Hopefully we can have a strong season that can yield good results at Ivy Championships."

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity

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