Harvard, Yale and Princeton Each Bring Perfect 4-0 Ivy League Mark into HYP

Harvard, Yale and Princeton Each Bring Perfect 4-0 Ivy League Mark into HYP

Harvard, Yale and Princeton will each bring a perfect 4-0 Ivy League record into the HYP meet (OAC).

Story Line
The Harvard men's swimming and diving team will put its perfect 4-0 Ivy League record on the line when it hosts Yale and Princeton in the annual HYP meet Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4 at Blodgett Pool. 

What's at Stake
All three teams enter the weekend with an unblemished 4-0 record in the Ivy League and are tied atop the conference standings with just two weeks of dual meet competition remaining. Last year's regular season title came down to the final weekend as Harvard swept the HYP meet to secure a perfect 7-0 conference mark and earn the program's seventh regular season championship under Head Coach Tim Murphy.

Also at stake this weekend is Harvard's 11-meet win streak against Ivy League opponents and its seven-meet win streak at home in Blodgett Pool. Harvard holds a slight 37-36 edge over Princeton in the all-time series but trails Yale, 39-38, despite a string of 19 consecutive victories over the Bulldogs.

On the Web
Fans can watch all of the HYP action live online through GoCrimson.com. Single day passes are available for just $9.95 while complete coverage of the men's meet is available for $14.95. Diehard Crimson fans can watch both the men's and women's meets for $24.95. Click here to sign up today.

Last Time Out
Freshman Chuck Katis won three events as the Harvard men's swimming and diving team lost at No. 8 Ohio State on Jan. 21, 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. Katis returned to the pool to capture the 200 breast in 2:03.43, and then led a 1-2-3 finish for the Crimson with a time of 1:50.35 in the 200 IM. Harvard also received a winning performance from Chris Satterthwaite who took home the 200 free in a time of 1:39.09.

Mid-Major Poll
The Crimson was ranked fourth in the most recent CollegeSwimming.com mid-major rankings after having held the top spot in the previous rankings. Princeton took over the No. 1 position in the poll, followed by UC-Santa Barbara and Navy in second and third, respectively. Columbia was ranked 14th, giving the Ivy League three teams featured among the top 25.

Get On Our Level
Chuck Katis has turned in an impressive freshman campaign and currently holds NCAA top 50 times in both the 200 IM and 100 breast. Katis' 200 IM time of 1:48.56 ranks him 43rd in the nation and second in the Ivy League, while his 100 breast time of 55.08 is good for 47th in the NCAA and third in the conference.

Chris Satterthwaite ranks first in the Ancient Eight with a time of 44.74 in the 100 free.