Pictured: Michael Stanton, who won the three-meter diving
event Friday, placed third in the one-meter Saturday.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography
PRINCETON, N.J. –- The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team topped Yale and fell to Princeton at the annual HYP meet, held at Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool. The Crimson outscored the Bulldogs, 242-106, but dropped the portion of the meet to the Tigers by a score of 203-150.
In the 500 freestyle, Mason Brunnick led a group of Harvard finishers, as the Crimson posted the top four times in the event. Brunnick won the race in 4:26.82, followed by Alex Meyer (4:29.06, Blake Lewkowitz (4:33.56) and Matthew McLean (4:36.00). Niall Janney picked up a win for Harvard (7-2, 6-1 Ivy League) as he swam the fastest time of the meet in the 400 IM. Janney touched the wall in 3:56.47, while teammate Douwe Yntema was third in 4:00.75.
The Crimson grabbed second place in the 200 medley relay, the first event of the day, as Jordan Diekema, Owen Wurzbacher, Nicholas Tan and Eric Taylor combined for a combined time of 1:31.52. Harvard took third in the 400 freestyle relay, as Brunnick, Brendan McIntee, Greg Pelton and Matthew McLean had a collective mark of 3:04.38. In the one-meter diving competition, Michael Stanton, who won the three-meter event Friday, finished third, as he amassed a score of 284.85. Will Heyburn and Nicholas DuCille were sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 100 freestyle. Heyburn grabbed the wall in 45.92, while DuCille followed close behind him in 46.30.
Harvard had two swimmers finish in the top four of the 200 backstroke, as Robert Newell placed third in 1:48.74, while Diekema’s time of 1:51.80 was good for fourth place. In the 100 butterfly, Tan posted Harvard’s best time in the event, swimming the race in 49.58, as he placed fourth. In the final individual race on Saturday, Justin Davidson touched the wall in 2:03.80 to place second, followed a third-place finish from Wurzbacher in 2:03.81.
Harvard will next compete at the ECAC Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 26-28.