HYP is without a doubt my favorite meet of the year and this year’s did not disappoint. In fact, it may have been the most exciting meet of my life, because the meet title between Harvard and Princeton came down to the very last relay. Everyone was on their feet and cheering like crazy; I almost lost my voice. Princeton won that relay by a fraction, but we went into the relay with a five-point lead. So it was painfully suspenseful as we waited for the scoreboard to update with the final team scores and when it did, we couldn’t believe it: 150-150. I don’t know if that’s ever happened before in HYP history, but I couldn’t have expected anything more exciting.
With HYP under our belt and taper working its magic, we’re gearing up for our championship meets. We’ll be dividing and conquering, with one team racing at the Ohio State Winter Invite this weekend and another team defending our own Blodgett Pool at the Ivy League Championships the following weekend. While the two teams may be physically apart, we’ll be continuing to come together as one team and supporting each other - just another reason why I love this team!
Cassie, Schuyler, Kelsey, Faith, Steph, and Sarah at HYP, their senior meet
Tied Score with Princeton ends the meet!