No. 16 Men's Swimming and Diving Wins Ivy League Dual Meet Title Outright
The Crimson completed an unbeaten dual-meet season Saturday at home (Kevin Burns).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 16 Harvard men's swimming and diving team won 12 of 16 events en route to a 195-98 victory Saturday afternoon over Penn. The win secured an undefeated dual meet season for the Crimson and outright claim to the Ivy League's dual meet championship.
Harvard finished its dual meet campaign with an unblemished 9-0 overall record with a 7-0 mark in the Ancient Eight. The Crimson has now won eight dual meet titles under Tim Murphy, The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving, and has gone unbeaten in dual meet action seven times. Harvard's dual meet win streak also improved to 10 with the victory.
The Crimson won each of the first four events of the day beginning with the 200 medley relay. Jack Pretto, Chuck Katis, Oliver Lee and Chris Satterthwaite turned in a combined time of 1:30.66, topping Penn's (4-6, 1-6 Ivy League) 'A' team which finished in 1:33.03. Michael Gaudiani followed up with a solid win in the 1,000 free (9:23.61) while Greg Roop (1:40.53), Ty Rocca (1:40.84) and Ryan Cutter (1:42.59) went 1-2-3 in the 200 free. Pretto capped the run off with a winning time of 50.24 in the 100 back.
Following a Quaker win in the 100 breast, Harvard won another five straight events to secure the team win. Christian Carbone led a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 fly to remain unbeaten in the event, turning in a time of 1:50.81 to best Steven Kekacs (1:51.87) and Kyle McIntee (1:53.49). The 50 free belonged to Danny Crigler's time of 20.70 while Mike Mosca (393.23), Michael Stanton (360.90) and Joe Zarrella (330.60) went 1-2-3 on the three meter.
The Crimson finished the day with victories in the 500 free, 100 fly and one-meter diving. Satterthwaite earned his first win of the year in the 500 with a time of 4:36.23, just edging out Gaudiani (4:36.47) and John Bailey (4:39.60). Lee turned a winning time of 50.16 to take the 100 fly as Mosca (365.55), Zarrella (311.10) and Stanton (299.85) swept the one-meter dive.
Harvard will host the ECAC Championships at Blodgett Pool March 1-3 before traveling to Brown for the Ivy League Championships March 7-9.