ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Two Straight Non-Conference Wins as Men's Swimming and Diving Downs Connecticut, 182-118

Niall Janney took two event titles against the Huskies Saturday (David Silverman).

STORRS, Conn. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team wrapped up the 2010 portion of its schedule with a convincing 182-118 win over Connecticut Saturday at Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. The Crimson records its fifth dual win of the season as well as its second non-conference victory in as many days.

Gregory Roop led a 1-2-3 finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:35.77 and Jack Pretto followed two events later with a 1-2 finish in the 100 backstroke. Owen Wurzbacher earned a win in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 57.52 and Nicholas Tan and Niall Janney registered a 1-2 finish in the 200 butterfly. With a time of 20.90, Oliver Lee took the 50 free event.

The Crimson divers faced some stiff competition in the Huskies, but rookie Joe Zarrella posted Harvard's best result with a second-place finish in the one-meter competition. Chris Satterthwaite recorded a win in the 100 free in 46.05 and Will Heyburn was right on his heels at 47.22. Tan chipped in a second event win in the 100 fly, posting a time of 50.16 and Wes Stearns eked out a win in the 500 free, besting his UConn competitor by eight-tenths of a second. Janney earned the final event win for Harvard, and his second of the day, with a time of 1:54.52 in the 200 individual medley.

The Crimson is back in the pool again after the New Year when it takes on Brown Jan. 21 at Providence College.