The Crimson looks to test its mettle in Blacksburg, Va., while squaring off with Virginia Tech, Virginia and Wisconsin. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After opening the 2014 portion of the season with a solid Ivy League win, the 24th-ranked Harvard men's swimming and diving team will head out of conference to take on Virginia Tech, Virginia and Wisconsin. The Crimson (4-0, 4-0 Ivy League) will square off with the trio of schools over two days, beginning 5 p.m. Friday.
Harvard is coming off a thorough handling of Ancient Eight foe Brown at Blodgett Pool last weekend. The meet, which was the only home regular-season contest on the calendar, served as a send-off for the Crimson's eight seniors. The Crimson claimed first place in 12 of 16 events on the day against Brown to down the Bears, 194-101.
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Winners of 15 consecutive dual meets, the Crimson will put its record on the line when it meets the stiff competition this weekend. Host Virginia Tech comes into the weekend as the highest-ranked squad, according to CSCAA, pulling in the No. 15 spot. Virginia sits at No. 18, while Wisconsin finds itself receiving votes in the poll to round out the tough slate of opponents for No. 24 Harvard.
Fans should follow @HarvardSwim on Twitter for all the live updates, while GoCrimson.com will have recaps of both days' events.