Katis turned in three winning performances to lead the Crimson at No. 8 Ohio State (OAC).
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshman Chuck Katis won three events as the Harvard men's swimming and diving team lost at No. 8 Ohio State Saturday, 181-118. The loss snapped the Crimson's 13-meet win streak and dropped the team to 4-1 overall, 4-0 Ivy League.
Katis' first victory came in the 100 breast as he finished in a time of 55.29. Owen Wurzbacher placed third in the event with a time of 57.08. Katis returned to the pool to capture the 200 breast in 2:03.43 with Jason Ting finishing third in 2:06.67.
Katis also led a 1-2-3 finish for the Crimson in the 200 IM. The freshman's time of 1:50.35 bested teammates Niall Janney (1:53.35) and Robert Newell (1:54.16) who placed second and third, respectively.
Harvard also received a winning performance from Chris Satterthwaite who took home the 200 free in a time of 1:39.09, just ahead of Zach Walters who placed second in 1:39.95. It was another 1-2-3 finish for Harvard in the 400 free relay, as the team of Griffin Schumacher, Walters, Satterthwaite and Oliver Lee combined for a winning time of 2:59.85. Spenser Goodman, Kyle McIntee, Greg Roop and Danny Crigler took second in 3:11.20, while Janney, Will Brophy, Brendan McIntee and Matthew McLean took third in 3:13.91.
Satterthwaite returned to the pool to place second in the 100 free with a time of 44.91, just shy of the winning time of 44.34. The 200 medley relay team of Jack Pretto, Katis, Lee and Schumacher also took second in 1:30.40, less than a second behind the winning time of 1:30.40.
Freshman Mike Mosca led the Crimson divers with a pair of third-place finishes. On the one-meter, Mosca posted a total of 331.65 points and on the three-meter he totaled 366.83 points.
Harvard will return to action when it hosts the annual HYP meet against Yale and Princeton at Blodgett Pool. The meet will run Feb. 3-4.