Harvard is back in Ivy action this weekend since its dual meet with Columbia. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off a stellar sweep of Duke and South Carolina following its annual training trip, the Harvard men's swimming and diving team is set for another tri-meet this weekend. This time, the Crimson (5-0, 3-0 Ivy) dives back into Ivy competition as it takes on Brown and Penn in Providence.
Against stiff competition from the ACC and SEC, Harvard swimmers and divers were certainly up to the challenge. In total, the Crimson claimed nine victories on the day, including two from Jack Manchester, who swept the 100 and 200 back events. In the 200 back, Manchester led the way for a 1-2-3 finish for Harvard, as Koya Osada and Christian Yeager all touched the wall within four seconds of each other. Spenser Goodman served as the anchor for the winning 400 free relay, and also picked up a victory between the lanes with his 1:39.57 clip in the 200 free. On the boards, Mike Mosca, as he is prone to doing, took home the 3-meter dive, but placed third on the 1-meter.
Brown, playing host this weekend to both Penn and Harvard, has just one dual meet under its belt so far this season, a win at UMass, but took second place in its own Brown Invite Dec. 5-7, behind Princeton and ahead of the likes of Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth and Rider. Penn, on the other hand, is 2-3 on the year, going 1-4 against Ivy foes. The Quakers squared off with Yale and Dartmouth last weekend to earn the split, having dropped decisions to Columbia, Cornell and Princeton in mid-November.
Fans are encouraged to follow @HarvardSwim on Twitter for all the live updates, while GoCrimson.com will have recaps of the day's events.