Men's Swimming and Diving in Second After Two Days of Ivy Competition

Pictured: Jordan Diekema won the 100 backstroke at the Ivy Championships.
Photo Courtesy: David Silverman

The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team maintained its second-place position through the second day of competition at the 2010 Ivy Championships at DeNunzio Pool. Harvard upped its point total to 859.5 while Princeton held onto its lead with 1,027.5 points.

The Crimson made a statement in the 1,650-yard freestyle as Alex Meyer and Blake Lewkowitz finished one-two to score 60 points for the Crimson. Douwe Yntema placed third in the 400 individual medley with a time of 3:54.07 and Niall Janney finished right behind in fourth with a time of 3:54.82.

Justin Davidson turned in a fourth-place result in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 55.88 and Jordan Diekema took the title in the 100 backstroke with an NCAA provisional mark of 48.59. In the three meter diving competition, Harvard freshman Michael Stanton turned in a solid final dive to take the title with an NCAA qualifying point total of 345.75, and teammate Zac Ranta finished seventh with a total of 289.5 points.

Harvard is back in action tomorrow in the final day of the Ivy Championships.