Ivy League Regular Season Title at Stake for Men's Swimming and Diving
Harvard looks to keep its perfect record intact against Princeton and Yale this weekend (Harvard Athletic Communications).
The Harvard men's swimming and diving puts it perfect record on the line as it travels to New Haven, Conn., for the annual HYP meet Saturday and Sunday. Harvard and Princeton both boast perfect league and overall records entering this weekend's showdown.
Last Time Out
The Crimson kept its unblemished record intact with a 197-103 win over Penn Sunday on senior day at Blodgett Pool.
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 Zarrella 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.
Last Year's Meet
Harvard earned a split at the 2010 HYP meet, downing Yale, 242-106, and falling to Princeton, 203-150, in Princeton, N.J.
Mason Brunnick led a quartet of Harvard swimmers atop the 500 free standings and Niall Janney captured the 400 IM to score valuable points for Harvard. Diver Michael Stanton had a great performance at his first-ever HYP meet, claiming the three-meter event and placing third on the one-meter on the final day of competition. Harvard's 200 medley relay team took second and the 400 free relay came in third.
The HYP meet wraps up the regular season schedule for Harvard and the Crimson is next in action when it hosts the 2011 Ivy League Championships March 3-5.