Men's Swimming and Diving Takes Down Cornell, Dartmouth
The Crimson won 11 of 16 events against Cornell and Dartmouth to extend its dual meet and Ivy League winning streaks (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team defeated both Cornell and Dartmouth on Saturday at Blodgett Pool, extending the team's dual meet winning streak to 11 and marking the ninth straight victory over Ivy League opponents. The Crimson defeated Cornell by a score of 227.5-72.5 and Dartmouth 180.5-119.5.
The Crimson (2-0, 2-0 Ivy League) won 11 of 16 events on Saturday, including the 200 yard medley to open the meet. The team of Jack Pretto, Chuck Katis, Oliver Lee and Griffin Schumacher combined for a time of 1:31.67, finishing nearly 1.5 seconds ahead of the competition. Harvard followed that performance up with a 1-2 finish in the 200 free, as freshman Zach Walters swam a 1:40.85 for the win with sophomore Spenser Goodman taking second in 1:42.07.
Katis captured the 100 breast with a time of 55.56, just slower than his personal record of 54.54 in the event. The 50 free also went to the Crimson as Lee stopped the clock in 20.82, beginning a run of five consecutive victories for Harvard. Freshman Mike Mosca led a 1-2-3 finish on the one-meter dive, posting a score of 367.25. Junior Michael Stanton (306.40) and sophomore Joe Zarrella (276.80) placed second and third, respectively.
It was another 1-2-3 finish for Harvard in the 100 free as sophomore Chris Satterthwaite (45.90) edged out Walters (46.80) and classmate Danny Crigler (46.90). The 200 back went to senior co-captain Rob Newell in 1:52.83. Sophomore Jason Ting finished the string of victories for the Crimson with a time of 2:07.62 in the 200 breast.
Mosca swept the diving portion of the competition with a score of 361.95 as Zarrella took second with a score of 314.20. Katis earned his third victory of the day in the 200 IM, stopping the clock at 1:51.45. Harvard closed out its first meet by edging Dartmouth in the 200 free relay, as the team of Lee, Walters, Satterthwaite and Schumacher clocked in at 1:23.35 to top the Big Green's time of 1:23.95.
Harvard will return to action on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the UNC Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.