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Men's Swimming and Diving to Face No. 20 Notre Dame and Towson

The Crimson will look to extend its dual-meet win streak to seven at the Shamrock Invitational (Kevin Burns).

Story Line
The Harvard men's swimming and diving team will put its unblemished dual-meet record on the line this weekend when it faces No. 20 Notre Dame and Towson at the Shamrock Invitational in South Bend, Ind. The meet will run Friday, Jan. 25 through Saturday, Jan. 26.

Live results will be available for the meet by clicking here.

Dueling
Harvard enters the weekend with a perfect 4-0 record in dual meets and has won five straight duals dating back to last year.

Harvard owns an impressive dual-meet record of 117-11 all-time under head coach Tim Murphy. The Crimson is 43-5 since 2007-08 with a 17-3 mark at home in Blodgett Pool against a 26-2 record on the road. This includes a pair of undefeated seasons in 2007-08 and 2010-11, a 34-3 record against the Ivy League and two Ivy League Dual Meet crowns.

Record Setters
Sophomores Chuck Katis and Mike Mosca have combined to set four school records this season. Katis bested his own marks in both the 100 breast and 200 breast at the UGA Fall Invite, posting NCAA 'A' standard times of 52.49 and 1:54.08, respectively. Both times stand as the fourth fastest in the NCAA this season.

Mosca, the previous record holder on the one- and three-meter diving boards, also eclipsed his own personal bests in both events with scores of 372.45 and 412.42 at Brown.

Last Time Out
The Harvard men's swimming and diving team won 14 of 16 events and received a pair of record-breaking performances from Mike Mosca en route to a 206-90 victory over Brown Thursday afternoon in Ivy League action. Harvard cruised to its 19th straight win against the Bears thanks in part to three 1-2-3 finishes.

Related Article: Mosca's Record Day Helps Men's Swimming and Diving to Win at Brown

Rank and File
Harvard has come in at No. 2 in the second CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Division I Rankings with a total of 249.59 points. The Crimson moved up three places from its original ranking of No. 5, and trails only top-ranked Princeton (253.95 pts.) which was also featured at No. 1 in the original poll.

Fun in the Sun
Harvard recently returned from its annual trip to Puerto Rico where it trained for 10 days to prepare for the championship portion of its schedule. Senior co-captains Owen Wurzbacher and Greg Roop kept a blog throughout for GoCrimson.com, giving fans an inside look into the program.

Related Article: Blog: Men's Swimming and Diving Trains in Puerto Rico

Top Plays
GoCrimson.com introduced a new video feature to its lineup for the 2012-13 season, "Top Plays of the Month," counting down the greatest moments from your favorite Crimson student-athletes and teams from the previous calendar month. Use the hashtag #CrimsonTop10 to nominate your favorite plays for inclusion.

Punching His Ticket
Sophomore Chuck Katis has already punched his ticket to the 2013 NCAA Championships with a pair of NCAA 'A' standard times in the 100 and 200 breast. Katis also set new school records in both events in the process, turning in a time of 52.49 in the 100 and a time of 1:54.08 in the 200. Both times rank as the fourth fastest in the NCAA this season while is 200 IM time of 1:45.86 ranks 16th.

Catch us if you can...
Harvard has been dominate in dual meets to open the 2012-13 season thanks in large part to junior Chris Satterthwaite, sophomores Mike Mosca and Chuck Katis and freshman Christian Carbone.  Satterthwaite has won the 100 and 200 freestyle twice for the Crimson to begin the year after taking first in 50, 100 and 200 free at the 2012 Ivy League Championships.

Mosca, the Ivy League's one-meter champion and runner-up on the three meter from a year ago, is unbeaten in both events in dual-meet competition.

Katis won the 100 breast in the Crimson's first two meets of the year and also boasts victories in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 100 back.

Carbone is unbeaten in the 200 fly to start his college career and has also won the 200 breast in two straight meets.