Men's Swimming and Diving Takes Second at ECAC Championships

Pictured: Jamie Mannion finished fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the ECAC Championships.
Photo Courtesy: David Silverman

A strong effort on the third day of competition fell short as the men’s swimming and diving team took second at the 2010 ECAC Championships, Sunday at Trees Pool. Harvard finished with 530.5 points for the competition, trailing only Navy who finished with 673.5.

Jamie Mannion kicked off the Harvard effort on the final day with a fourth-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle, posting a time of 16:15.43. Gregory Pelton followed with a fourth-place finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:51.75, and Nicholas DuCille chipped in 17 points with a second-place time of 45.60 in the 100 free.

Rick McKellar (1:51.07), Ryan Cutter (1:51.25) and Ross Ford (1:51.26) finished four-five-six in the 200 butterfly to boost the Crimson point total. Harvard wrapped up the meet with a win in the 400 free relay as DuCille, Cutter, McKellar and Eric Taylor posted a time of 3:03.09 to capture the event win.

Harvard is back in action in two weeks as it will send a select group of athletes to the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships hosted by Rutgers University. The NCAA swimming championships will take place in Columbus, Ohio the following weekend.