No. 18 Men's Swimming and Diving Post Four Top-30 Times at NCAA Championships
Harvard earned eight top-30 times at the 2013 NCAA Championships (Kevin Burns).
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The No. 18 Crimson turned in a total of eight top-30 performances at the 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, held this year at IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
The three-day event began on Thursday morning and wrapped up Saturday. Harvard opened strong with three top-20 finishes and concluded the meet with yet another top-30 effort.
The Crimson wrapped up competition at the national championship with a 22nd-place performance in the 400 free relay by Chris Satterthwaite, Oliver Lee, Griffin Schumacher and Zach Walters. The Crimson combined for a time of 2:55.04 with Lee and Schumacher each turning in sub-44 second splits. The quartets time was just over half a second shy of qualifying them for the 'B' final and the All-America honors that go with it.
Harvard turned in four top-30 performances on day two of the meet led by the 800 free relay team which finished 22nd overall. Chris Satterthwaite, Zach Walters, Griffin Schumacher and Danny Crigler combined for a time of 6:28.35, with Satterthwaite's leadoff leg of 1:36.55 leading the way.
Chuck Katis placed 24th in the 100 breast to mark Harvard's best individual performance of the meet. The sophomore, who boasts school records in the 100 and 200 breast, touched the wall in 53.82, putting him one-half second outside of reaching the 'B' final and All-America status. Satterthwaite also competed in the 200 free on Friday where he placed 26th in a time of 1:35.64.
Rounding out Harvard's day two performance was sophomore Mike Mosca on the three-meter board. Mosca, making his first appearance at the NCAA Championships, finished 28th in the event with a score of 311.60.
The 200 free relay team of Griffin Schumacher, Danny Crigler, Oliver Lee and Chris Satterthwaite placed 19th overall to highlights the Crimson's performance on day one of the championships. The quartet posted a prelims time of 1:18.82, which put them just outside of All-America territory. The team missed the 'B' final cut by 0.32 seconds with Crigler, Lee and Satterthwaite each turning in a 50 split under 20 seconds.
Lee and Satterthwaite also competed in the 50 free placing 19th and 20th, respectively. Lee turned in a time of 19.98 while Satterthwaite touched the wall in 20.08.
Also highlighting the Crimson performance on day one was sophomore diver Mike Mosca who finished 32nd overall on the one-meter board with a score of 262.50.