Men's Swimming and Diving Close After First Day of Ivy Swimming and Diving Championships

Michael Stanton won the three-meter consolation diving competition at the 2011 Ivy League Championships (Gil Talbot).

The Harvard men's swimming and diving team saw a number of athletes score in event finals, helping the Crimson to second-place in the standings after the first day of competition at the 2011 Ivy League Championships at Harvard's Blodgett Pool. The Crimson ended Day 1 with 341 team points, second only to Princeton's total of 364.  

The quartet of Oliver Lee, Will Heyburn, Nicholas Tan and Chris Satterthwaite kicked off the meet for the Crimson with a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, posting a time of 1:20.64. Wes Stearns and Spencer Goodman followed with second and fourth-place finishes in the 500 free, respectively, with Stearns swimming a time of 4:24.98.

Lee just missed out on an event victory in the 50 free, turning in a time of 20.13, good for second in the race. On the boards, Michael Stanton totaled 366.87 points to capture the three-meter consolation diving competition, with his closest competitor scoring 307.11 points in the event. The Crimson closed the day with a fourth-place finish in the 400 medley relay.

The action continues tomorrow at Blodgett Pool as event trials will begin at 11:00 a.m., and event finals will commence at 6:00 p.m.