Men’s Swimming and Diving Readies for UNLV, Air Force

Men’s Swimming and Diving Readies for UNLV, Air Force

Jacob Luna and the Crimson head west to take on UNLV and Air Force (Ray Yeager).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team concludes the out-of-conference portion of its schedule Saturday, Jan. 23, travelling to Nevada to take on UNLV and Air Force.

Last Time Out
The Crimson improved to 5-0 in the Ivy League last Saturday, sweeping Brown and Penn at Blodgett Pool. Harvard dispatched of Brown in easy fashion, posting a winning score of 237-63, while topping Penn, 192-108.

Sophomore David Pfeifer did his part on the diving boards, sweeping the one- and three-meter boards. In the swimming lanes, Daniel Tran made an impression with his sweep of the 100 and 200 backstroke events. Max Yakubovich also swept the 100 and 200 butterfly for the Crimson, while also going on to earn a victory with Harvard's 400 freestyle relay team.

Scouting UNLV
Saturday's meet will be the first for the Rebels at its home venue, Buchanan Natatorium. UNLV is coming off a loss in its most recent meet, a 153-109 loss at UC Santa Barbara following its training trip in California.

Saturday is the final time the UNLV swimming team will compete before the WAC Championship meet Feb. 24. The diving squad will be in action Feb. 5 at the Air Force Diving Invitational.

Scouting Air Force
The Falcons enter the weekend with an unblemished 11-0 record after beating Seattle and South Dakota Jan. 15-16. Air Force also has a third-place finish at the Art Adamson Invite in College Station, Texas and a second-place showing at the Orange Bowl Classic on its resume.

Air Force and UNLV finished as the top two teams in the WAC Championships last year, with the Rebels edging the Falcons by 10 points.

Up Next
Harvard will wrap up its regular season schedule next weekend, visiting Princeton for the H-Y-P rivalry meet at DeNunzio Pool. The Ivy League Championships are slated for Feb. 25 at Brown.