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Men's Swimming and Diving Looks to Claim Regular Season Championship at HYP

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Still unblemished in Ivy League competition, the Harvard men's swimming and diving team heads into the annual HYP meet looking to prove once again the Crimson is the League's best team. Harvard and Princeton enter the weekend with undefeated conference record on the season.

Action gets underway Friday at 6 p.m. in Yale's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool and resumes Sunday at noon. Fans can view updated live results here.

What's At Stake
Harvard (5-2, 4-0 Ivy League), which will host the Ivy League Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 27-March 1, looks to claim its second consecutive outright regular season Ancient Eight title. Princeton (4-1, 4-0 Ivy League), the winner of the Ivy League Championships a season ago, looks to overthrow the Crimson as top dog in the regular season, while Yale (7-1, 3-1 Ivy League) looks to claim victory for the first time in four years over the Crimson and Tigers in the annual tri-meet.

Last Time Out
The Crimson last was in the pool for competition in Blacksburg, Va., squaring off against some of the nation's most tested swimmers and divers, No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 18 Virginia and Wisconsin. Harvard saw its dual meet win streak come to an end on the weekend, but the Crimson gained valuable experience in return.

Griffin Schumacher represented the Crimson well, playing a part in all four of Harvard's event victories over the two-day event. The junior sprint freestylist took home a pair of individual event wins in the 100 freestyle (44.84) and the 50 freestyle (20.33), while also swimming the first leg of the winning medley units in the 200 and the 400 freestyle relays.

Along with Schumacher, senior co-captains Oliver Lee and Chris Satterthwaite and fellow classmate Danny Crigler all combined to take the top spot in both events, clocking in at 1:21.19 in the 200 and 2:59.47 in the 400. Schumacher and Lee hold the top-2 spots in the Ivy League in the 50 free this season, while Satterthwaite and Schumacher hold the same position in the 100 free.

Rank and File
Early on in the season, Harvard broke into the national spotlight after its strong performance in the Texas Invitational, grabbing a spot in CollegeSwimming.com's top-25. The Crimson, which sits currently at No. 23, peaked two weeks ago at No. 17 in the nation.

What's more, the Crimson have maintained the recognition as the nation's premier mid-major program, grabbing the No. 1 spot before the Texas Invite in early December.

HYP Order of Events
Friday • 6 pm
1. Men 200 Free Relay
2. Men 3 mtr Diving
3. Men 200 Free
4. Men 100 Back
5. Men 100 Breast
6. Men 200 Fly
7. Men 50 Free
8. Men 200 IM
9. Men 1650 Free
10. Men 400 Medley Relay

Saturday • 12 p.m.
11. Men 200 Medley Relay
12. Men 1 mtr Diving
13. Men 400 IM
14. Men 100 Free
15. Men 200 Back
16. Men 100 Fly
17. Men 500 Free
18. Men 200 Breast
19. Men 400 Free Relay