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Crimson Secures Second After First Day of Ivy Men's Swimming and Diving Championships

Pictured: Robert Newell placed sixth in the 200-yard individual medley.
Photo Courtesy: David Silverman

The men’s swimming and diving team claimed one event title and stands in second place after the first day of the Ivy Championships at DeNunzio Pool. Host Princeton compiled 423.5 points to take the day-one lead while Harvard finished with 317 and Penn finished with 291 in third.

Alex Meyer picked up the first event win for the Crimson in the second race of the day, turning in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:22.98 in the 500-yard freestyle. Robert Newell chipped in 24 points for the Crimson with a sixth-place finish in the 200 individual medley, recording a time of 1:48.87.

In the three meter diving finals, Harvard placed two competitors in the top five as Michael Stanton took third with a score of 328.60 and Zac Ranta finished fifth with 309.20.

The Crimson is back in action tomorrow in the second day of the three-day meet.