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Harvard's Dahlke, Leung to Represent Ivy League at NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships

Harvard's Dahlke, Leung to Represent Ivy League at NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships

INDIANAPOLIS -- Harvard freshman Miki Dahlke and junior Jing Leung will represent The Ivy League at the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. The event will be co-hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Indiana Sports Corp from Wednesday, March 15, through Saturday, March 18. Preliminary sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET each day, with nightly finals slated for 6 p.m.

Dahlke qualified for the event with the 32nd-fastest time in the nation in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:45.23. She will also swim in the 50-yard freestyle (22.80) and 100-yard freestyle (48.90)—events in which she also holds NCAA B cuts.

Her program will begin with the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday, March 16, followed by the 200-yard freestyle on Friday, March 17, and the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday, March 18.

Leung will compete in the platform diving event on Saturday, after winning the NCAA Zone A title for the second-straight year to earn her third-straight NCAA Championship qualification. The junior tallied 519.55 points to top the 22-diver Zone A field. Leung was a first-team All-American a year ago, following an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championship.

Six other Ivies competed at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., from March 6-7.

Harvard's Mikaela Thompson placed eighth in the 1-meter diving championship with a score of 544.70 to pace all Ivies in the event. Princeton's Yasmeen Almog also competed in the finals, placing 18th with a score of 481.20. Princeton's Carolyn Macfarlane (20th, 244.70), Princeton's Natasha Macmanus (23rd, 233.80), Yale's Mckenna Tennant (28th, 227.95) and Columbia's Kim Yang (42nd, 202.85) participated in the 1-meter diving preliminaries.

Thompson finished 12th to again pace the Ivies in the 3-meter diving championship with a score of 551.90. Princeton's Macmanus also competed in the finals, placing 13th with a score of 542.75. Four other Ivies participated in the 3-meter diving preliminaries—Yale's Tennant (26th, 245.25), Princeton's Macfarlane (33rd, 233.95), Princeton's Almog (41st, 220.75) and Columbia's Yang (45th, 209.10).

ESPN3 will stream the championship final sessions live on Friday and Saturday. Wednesday's evening session, Thursday's sessions, and the morning sessions on Friday and Saturday will be streamed live on NCAA.com and indianasportscorp.org/ncaasd. Additionally, ESPNU will air a two-hour broadcast via tape delay at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 28.