HYP Meet to Decide Men's Swimming and Diving Dual Meet Champion

HYP Meet to Decide Men's Swimming and Diving Dual Meet Champion

The Ivy League dual meet champion will be decided at HYP (Kevin Burns).

Story Line
The fate of Ivy League men's swimming and diving will come down to this one weekend as Harvard, Yale and Princeton clash in the annual HYP meet. Each team is bringing an undefeated record into the weekend with just one conference meet remaining on the schedule.

Action will get underway Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. and will resume Sunday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. A live video stream will be available by clicking here, and live results will be available by clicking here.

What's At Stake
The Ivy League dual meet championship is on the line this weekend as Harvard (6-0, 4-0 Ivy), Yale (7-0, 4-0 Ivy) and Princeton (5-0, 4-0 Ivy) each enter HYP with unblemished records. One team will walk away 6-0 in the conference and will secure itself at least a share of the regular season title.

Harvard and Princeton have won each of the last six Ivy League dual meet championships after going undefeated in conference competition. Princeton owns three of those titles, having gone 7-0 in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2011-12. The Crimson, meanwhile, boasts a total of seven dual meet crowns under Tim Murphy, The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving, with its last coming in 2010-11.

Meet Schedule
Saturday, 6 pm (earlier heats of 1650 to end by 5pm)

1. 200 free relay
2. 1 meter diving • first three rounds
3. 200 freestyle
4. 100 backstroke
----- 10 minute break
5. 100 breaststroke
6. 200 butterfly
----- 10 minute break
7. 50 freestyle
8. 200 IM
9. 1650 free
----- 10 minute break
10. 400 medley relay

Sunday, 12 pm
11. 200 medley relay
12. 3 meter diving • first three rounds
13. 400 IM
14. 100 freestyle
----- 10 minute break
15. 200 backstroke
16. 100 butterfly
----- 10 minute break
17. 500 freestyle
18. 200 breaststroke
----- 10 + minute break for Senior Recognition
19. 400 free relay

Harvard enters the weekend with a perfect 6-0 overall record in dual meets and has won seven straight duals dating back to last year.

Harvard owns an impressive dual-meet record of 119-11 all-time Tim Murphy, The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving. The Crimson is 45-5 since 2007-08 with a 17-3 mark at home in Blodgett Pool against a 28-2 record on the road. This includes a pair of undefeated seasons in 2007-08 and 2010-11, a 34-3 record against the Ivy League and two Ivy League Dual Meet crowns.

Last Time Out
The Harvard men's swimming and diving team won 16-of-19 events, including eight of 10 on Saturday, to remain unbeaten on the year with wins over No. 20 Notre Dame and Towson at the Shamrock Invitational. The Crimson took down the Fighting Irish by a score of 264-100, and topped the Tigers by a score of 314-52.

Additionally, Christian Carbone set a Rolfs Aquatic Center record with a time of 3:52.34 in the 400 IM while 400 medley relay team of Jack Pretto, Chuck Katis, Oliver Lee and Chris Satterthwaite posted a pool record time of 3:17.66.

Related Article: Men's Swimming and Diving Cruises to Wins Over No. 20 Notre Dame, Towson

Record Setters
Sophomores Chuck Katis and Mike Mosca have combined to set four school records this season. Katis bested his own marks in both the 100 breast and 200 breast at the UGA Fall Invite, posting NCAA 'A' standard times of 52.49 and 1:54.08, respectively. Both times stand as the fourth fastest in the NCAA this season.

Mosca, the previous record holder on the one- and three-meter diving boards, also eclipsed his own personal bests in both events with scores of 372.45 and 412.42 at Brown.

Rank and File
Harvard has come in at No. 2 in the second CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Division I Rankings with a total of 249.59 points. The Crimson moved up three places from its original ranking of No. 5, and trails only top-ranked Princeton (253.95 pts.) which was also featured at No. 1 in the original poll.

Punching His Ticket
Sophomore Chuck Katis has already punched his ticket to the 2013 NCAA Championships with a pair of NCAA 'A' standard times in the 100 and 200 breast. Katis also set new school records in both events in the process, turning in a time of 52.49 in the 100 and a time of 1:54.08 in the 200. Both times rank as the fourth fastest in the NCAA this season while is 200 IM time of 1:45.86 ranks 17th.

Catch us if you can...
Harvard has been dominate in dual meets to open the 2012-13 season thanks in large part to junior Chris Satterthwaite, sophomores Mike Mosca and Chuck Katis and freshman Christian Carbone.  Satterthwaite, who won the 50, 100 and 200 free at last year's Ivy League Championships, has won the 200 free three times this season while also picking up a pair of victories in the 100 free.

Mosca, the Ivy League's one-meter champion and runner-up on the three meter from a year ago, is unbeaten in both events in dual-meet competition.

Katis boasts a pair of victories in both the 100 breast and 200 IM, and has also picked up wins in the 400 IM and 100 Back.

Carbone, meanwhile, is unbeaten in the 200 fly to start his college career with a pair of wins in the 200 breast and a victory in the 400 IM.