Five Crimson Qualify for 2012 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships
Harvard will be represented by five swimmers at the 2012 NCAA Championships (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five Crimson have qualified for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, being held this year March 22-24 in Seattle, Wash.
Sophomore Chris Satterthwaite and freshman Chuck Katis qualified in individual events, with Satterthwaite making the cut in the 200 free and Katis earning a bid in the 100 breast. Satterthwaite won three individual events at the Ivy League Championships last weekend, including the 200 free with a time of 1:35.05. He was also victorious in the 50 free and 100 free, setting school records in both events with times of 19.84 and 43.18, respectively. The sophomore picked up a total of seven All-Ivy honors at the meet and shared the Phil Moriarty Award as the High Point Swimmer of the Meet.
Katis earned six All-Ivy selections in his first appearance at the meet, including a second team nod in the 100 breast after posting a school record time of 53.17. The freshman also broke the program record in the 200 breast with a time of 1:56.49.
The 400 free relay team of Oliver Lee, Satterthwaite, Griffin Schumacher and Zach Walters will also be competing at Nationals after winning the event at Ivies. Their time of 2:53.22 blew away the previous record of 2:55.75 set in 1998, and stands as the second fastest time in meet history.
Harvard will be represented at the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2010, when Alex Meyer ’10 earned All-America status with a 14th-place finish in the 1,650 free.