No. 18 Men's Swimming and Diving Looks to Reclaim Ivy League Crown

No. 18 Men's Swimming and Diving Looks to Reclaim Ivy League Crown

The Crimson will vie for its seventh Ivy League Championship under Tim Murphy (Kevin Burns).

Story Line
The No. 18 Harvard men's swimming and diving team will be in search of its 23rd team title when it takes to the pool this weekend at the 2013 Ivy League Championships. This year's meet is being held at Brown's Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center and will take place Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9. Prelims will be held each morning beginning at 11 a.m. with the championship finals beginning at 6 p.m.

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On the Web
Fans can access free live streams from each finals session (no prelims) courtesy of the Ivy League by clicking here. Live results will also be available by clicking here.

What's At Stake
Harvard is looking to reclaim the Ivy League Championship for the first time since 2008 and end Princeton's four-year run as the champ. The Crimson has won 22 Ivy/EISL titles overall, including six under Tim Murphy, the Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving, and has finished either first or second every year since 1993.

Harvard and Princeton have combined to win each of the last 40 Ivy League/EISL Championships with the Crimson and Tigers boasting 20 apiece.

There was no team scoring at the Eastern Seaboards meet from its inception in 1938 until 1962. Until the mid-1990s, the Championship included up to 28 schools. Until the meet became a smaller, more focused event, the Ivy League Championship was not determined here, but by a round-robin record instead. The Ivy League Championship was determined at this meet binging in 1997. In 2009, the meet switched to include just the eight Ivy League schools.

2012 Ivy League Championships
Chris Satterthwaite won his third individual championship of the meet in the 100 free and shared Swimmer of the Meet honors, but it was not enough as the Harvard men's swimming and diving team was beat out by Princeton at the 2012 Ivy League Championships. The Crimson turned in several impressive performances over the weekend, setting six school records and posting 22 NCAA 'B' standard times at the meet.

Related Link: Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Second at Ivy League Championships

Last Time Out
The No. 16 Harvard men's swimming and diving team won 12 of 16 events en route to a 195-98 victory over Penn. The win secured an undefeated dual meet season for the Crimson and outright claim to the Ivy League's dual meet championship.

Harvard finished its dual meet campaign with an unblemished 9-0 overall record with a 7-0 mark in the Ancient Eight. The Crimson has now won eight dual meet titles under Tim Murphy, The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving, and has gone unbeaten in dual meet action seven times. Harvard's dual meet win streak also improved to 10 with the victory.

Related Article: No. 16 Men's Swimming and Diving Wins Ivy League Dual Meet Title Outright

Record Setters
Harvard has set seven school records this season, including three at the HYP meet.

50 Free
100 Breast
200 Breast
One-Meter Diving
Three-Meter Diving
200 Free Relay

200 Medley Relay

Oliver Lee
Chuck Katis
Chuck Katis
Mike Mosca
Mike Mosca
Griffin Schumacher, Oliver Lee
Will Brophy, Chris Satterthwaite
Jack Pretto, Chuck Katis
Oliver Lee, Griffin Schumacher



Rank and File
Harvard has been ranked in the last two CSCAA Div. I rankings and came in at No. 18 in the most recent poll released Feb. 20. The Crimson debuted in the poll Feb. 5 at No. 16.

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. Those times rank eighth and sixth, respectively, in the NCAA this season while is 200 IM time of 1:45.86 ranks 17th.

Catch us if you can...
Harvard was dominant in dual meets during 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, and 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, went unbeaten on the three meter and won the one meter in eight of nine duals.

Katis boasts victories in several events, including the 100 breast, 200 breast 200 IM, 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 400 IM.