Men’s Swimming and Diving Stays Perfect With 197-103 Win Over Penn

Harvard enters the annual HYP meet with a perfect 5-0 Ivy League record (Harvard Athletic Communications).

The Harvard men's swimming and diving team kept its unblemished record intact with a 197-103 win over Penn Sunday on senior day at Blodgett Pool. The Crimson remains atop the Ivy League with a 5-0 league mark to go with a 7-0 overall record.  

After a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, Harvard took the top three spots in the 1,000 free, fronted by Wes Stearns with a time of 9:21.12. Greg Roop (1:41.30) and Matthew McLean (1:44.37) finished 1-2 in the 200 free and Robert Newell (51.26) and Jack Pretto (51.64) did the same in the 100 backstroke. The Crimson also took the top two spots in the 200 butterfly (Nicholas Tan; 1:53.40 and Ryan Cutter; 1:53.54) and the 50 free (Oliver Lee; 21.02 and Nicholas DuCille; 21.33) to take a commanding lead heading into the first diving event.

On the one-meter board, Joe Zarella took second with a score of 304.20 and was followed by Michael Stanton and Zac Ranta. Chris Satterthwaite led a trio of Harvard swimmers atop the 100 free standings with a time of 45:49 and Newell earned his second win of the day atop a quartet of Crimson swimmers in the 200 back, posting a time of 1:50.44. Stearns took the 500 free title in 4:35.99 for his second win of the day and Tan followed suit with a win in the 100 butterfly in 50.53. The 200 free relay team of Lee, DuCille, Satterthwaite and Spenser Goodman capped the afternoon for Harvard with a winning time of 1:24.73.

Harvard wraps up its regular season dual schedule with the annual HYP meet Jan. 29-30 in New Haven, Conn.