Men's Swimming and Diving Nearly Sweeps Brown While Cruising to 206-80 Victory

Men's Swimming and Diving Nearly Sweeps Brown While Cruising to 206-80 Victory

The Crimson improved to 4-0 on the year and has now won 13 straight dual meets (OAC).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team nearly completed a clean sweep as it rolled to a 206-80 victory over Brown Thursday afternoon at Blodgett Pool.

The Crimson won 14 of 16 events to improve to 4-0, 4-0 Ivy League, on the year while extending its current dual meet win streak to 13. Harvard has now won 11 straight over Ivy League opponents and is 7-0 at home since 2009-10.

The 200 medley relay team of Jack Pretto, Chuck Katis, Greg Roop and Griffin Schumacher got things rolling with a winning time of 1:32.24 in the first event of the day, as Rob Newell, Jason Ting, Ryan Cutter and Chris Satterthwaite finished second in 1:35.05. Reed Snyder followed up with a win in the 1,000 free and was chased by Matthew McLean and Spenser Goodman who took second and third, respectively. Snyder stopped the clock in 9:41.51 while McLean finished in 9:43.10 and Goodman in 9:47.43.

Michael Gaudiani and Cutter led the pack in the 200 free, turning in times of 1:42.15 and 1:42.58, respectively. The 100 back went to Robert Newell who posted a time of 51.40, with Pretto finishing a close second in 52.06.

Katis led a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 breast as he clocked in at 56.38. Owen Wurzbacher took second in 57.00 and Schumacher took third in 59.63. Kyle McIntee won the 200 fly with a time of 1:51.52.

Satterthwaite kept things rolling with a first-place finish in the 50 free. The sophomore posted a time of 21.16, just ahead of Oliver Lee (21.17) who took second and Will Brophy (21.19) who took third. Michael Stanton followed that up with a victory on the three-meter diving board to lead another 1-2-3 finish for the Crimson with a total of 364.06 points. Mike Mosca placed second with 344.06 points and Joe Zarrella placed third with 328.35 points.

Brophy was the winner in the 100 free with a time of 46.54, while Ting (2:06.87) and Matthew Karle (2:09.52) went 1-2 in the 200 breast. Brown ended Harvard's run with a win in the 200 back, but Goodman (4:44.02) got things back on track with a victory in the 500 free as John Bailey (4:46.06) placed second.

The 100 fly belonged to Newell and his time of 51.28, with Wurzbacher taking second in 51.50 and Cutter taking third in 51.58. Mosca topped Stanton on the one-meter board with a total of 347.93 points, as the junior Stanton totaled 311.02 points. Katis led another 1-2-3 finish for the Crimson in the 400 IM, stopping the clock in 3:58.77. Gaudiani earned a second-place finish in the event with a time of 4:04.11 and David Lynch placed third in 4:12.84.

Harvard returns to action Saturday, Jan. 21 when it takes to the pool against No. 8 Ohio State at 1 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio.