tale of mixed fortunes as men’s and women’s swimming and diving take on Yale and Princeton | Sports

Last weekend, Harvard Swimming and Diving faced Princeton and Yale in New Haven, Conn. at the Bulldogs’ Kiphuth Expo for the Ivy League dual-competition title.


Harvard Men’s Swimming and Diving defeated Princeton and Yale, winning the Ivy dual-competition title. The win marked the team’s fifth consecutive Ivy League dual-competition title and 30th in program history.

Going into the game, the men’s team was 5-0 (6-1 Ivy), while the Tigers were 7-1 (6-1 Ivy) and the Bulldogs were 4-4 (3-4 Ivy).

The Crimson cruised through the weekend, beating Yale, 248.5-104.5, and Princeton, 228-125. In total, they have totaled 19 NCAA B Cup wins, nine pool records, 13 event wins, 10 second-place finishes and six third-place finishes. An NCAA B cup is a time ranking for a swimmer, which is slower than the fastest ranking of an NCAA A cup.

Freshman Adam Wesson placed first in the 3-meter dive with a score of 369.65, well above the NCAA average of 320.

“It was a great feeling knowing that my family, teammates and coaches were proud, but the best feeling was when the results were announced and I could see all the smiles on their faces after cheering on the team all morning,” Wesson said.

Sophomore Will Grant won the 200-yard backstroke, recording a season best time of 1:42.56, which also set a new pool record. Freshman Anthony Rincon followed in second place with an NCAA B cut time of 1:44.13 for a season best as well.

Senior Mahlon Reihman won the 100-yard freestyle with an NCAA B cut time of 43.60 for a pool record.

Senior Dean Farris placed first in the 100-yard butterfly with an NCAA B cut-off time of 46.30, setting a pool record and finishing nearly two seconds ahead of junior Umitcan Gures, who placed second at 46.33.

The Crimson also won the first stint of the 200-yard medley relay with a pool record time of 1:25.26. The winning group was made up of Dean Farris senior, Raphael Marcouxl senior, Jared Simpson junior and Umitcan Gures junior.

The Harvard team of junior Ryan Linnihan, second Marcus Holmquist, senior Mahlon Reihman and senior Dean Farris finished the encounter with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:52.76. .

Under Kevin Tyrell, Ulen-Brooks’ staffed coach for Harvard men’s swimming and diving since 2013, the team recorded a 53-1 Ivy mark in dual competition and went seven undefeated seasons in dual competition Ivy .

With their two-time competitive title secured, the Crimson will next look to win their 27th overall Ivy League championship and fifth in a row, in Princeton, NJ, between Feb. 23-26.


Harvard Women’s Swimming and Diving has not been as successful as the men’s. Going into the game, the Crimson had an unbeaten record of (6-0, 5-0), but fell to Princeton (8-1, 6-1 Ivy), 202-98 and Yale (9-0, 7- 0 Ivy), 211-89.

Harvard recorded two wins in the encounter. On the first day of competition, senior Esther Lawrence won the 3 meter diving event. Freshman Amy Wotovich, who clocked a score of 295.90, came in first, while senior Morgane Herculano came in second with her season-best score of 291.80.

Senior Felicia Pasadyn narrowly missed another win for the Crimson, finishing second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:57.39, just 0.07 seconds off first place. She also placed second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:02.15.

Junior Samantha Shelton placed fifth with her season best time of 50.59 seconds in the 100 yard freestyle. Senior Helena Moreno placed seventh with a time of 5:00.62 in the 500-yard freestyle. In the 200-yard breaststroke, sophomore Victoria Eisenhauer finished eighth with a time of 2:24.33. Freshman Molly Hamlin placed ninth in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.22.

To end the encounter, the Crimson team of freshman Mandy Brenner, sophomore Addie Rose Bullock, junior Samantha Shelton and junior Darlene Fung finished fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Despite the setback, Harvard will look to the Ivy League Championships, which will take place between February 16 and 19 at Blodgett Pool. The Crimson will be looking for their 13th conference title.

-Writer Derek Hu can be reached at [email protected]

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