Diving Sweep Powers Men's Swimming and Diving Past Boston University, 156-106
Michael Stanton won the three-meter diving competition against BU Friday (David Silverman).
Diving Results (.pdf)
BOSTON, Mass. – The Crimson divers set the tone for the entire meet, sweeping the top three spots in the one- and three-meter competitions to help the men's swimming and diving team to a 156-106 win over Boston University Friday night. The win is Harvard's fourth in four meets on the year and its first non-conference victory.
Harvard dominated the diving competition, which took place midweek to accommodate schedules, helping the Crimson out to a fast start. Sophomore Michael Stanton earned a win on the three-meter and a runner-up finish on the one-meter while senior Zac Ranta won the one-meter board and placed second on the three. Freshman Joe Zarrella recorded two third-place finishes.
The Crimson kicked off the swimming portion of the meet with a win in the 400-yard medley relay, compliments of Robert Newell, Owen Wurzbacher, Nicholas Tan and Chris Satterthwaite. Greg Roop followed with a 9:39.34 mark for a win in the 1,000 freestyle and Brendan McIntee took the 200 free in 1:44.11. Jack Pretto claimed Harvard's fourth straight event win in the 50 backstroke with a time of 24.40.
Oliver Lee earned the Crimson's fifth event win of the day, taking the 50 free in 21.17 and Niall Janney followed by winning the 100 free in 46.94. Wes Stearns turned in a two-second victory in the 500 free and co-captain Douwe Yntema wrapped up the Harvard wins by claiming the 400 Individual Medley for the second straight meet.
The Crimson is back in action tomorrow as it travels to Storrs, Conn., for a non-conference dual meet with Connecticut.