ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Men's Swimming and Diving Rolls with 192-108 Win Over Columbia

Mosca is unbeaten on both the one- and three-meter boards this season (Kevin Burns).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team remained unbeaten on the young season with a 192-108 win over Columbia Friday night in the team's home opener at Blodgett Pool.

The Crimson (3-0, 3-0 Ivy League) posted wins in 13 of the 16 events and for the second week in a row Mike Mosca swept the diving events while Chris Satterthwaite posted victories in both the 100 and 200 free. Chuck Katis also registered a pair of victories with wins in the 100 breast and 400 IM as Christian Carbone touched first in the 200 fly and 200 breast.

Mosca dominated the diving competition and easily won both the one- and three-meter events. The sophomore topped his score from last week on the three-meter with 338.55 points while his closest competition, Jason Collazo from Columbia, finished second with 305.03 points. Mosca also took first on the one-meter with 337.35 points, just shy of his season-high of 338.10 points, while senior Michael Stanton registered 313.36 points to take second.

Satterthwaite remained unbeaten in the 100 and 200 free but was challenged this week by teammates Griffin Schumacher and Greg Roop. Satterthwaite's time of 45.43 in the 100 was just faster than Schumacher's time of 45.54 while he just out-touched his senior co-captain in the 200 with a time of 1:40.72 compared to Roop's 1:40.84.

Katis registered his second straight win in the 100 breast and touched the wall in 55.25 with teammate Jason Ting taking second in 58.79. In the 400 IM, Katis outdueled Carbone with a 3:58.34 while the freshman finished second in 3:59.69.

Carbone remained unbeaten in the 200 fly with a winning time of 1:49.09, nearly one-second faster than Columbia's Kevin Quinn who finished second in 1:50.06. Carbone also cruised to victory in the 200 breast as his time of 2:03.81 put him more than three seconds ahead of Columbia's Eric Traub (2:07.21).

Harvard's other winners included Mike Gaudiani (1,650 free, 15:35.00), Schumacher (50 free, 20.61) and Steven Kekacs (500 free, 4:34.52). The 200 medley relay team of Jack Pretto, Katis, Oliver Lee and Schumacher also earned a victory in 1:30.81 while the 200 free relay team of Schumacher, Roop, Lee and Satterthwaite won in a time of 1:22.82.

Harvard returns to competition at the end of the month when it travels south for the Georgia Invitational Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.