Men’s Swimming and Diving Closes Regular Season at H-Y-P Meet

Men’s Swimming and Diving Closes Regular Season at H-Y-P Meet

Steven Tan and the Crimson ready for the H-Y-P meet this Friday and Saturday (Ray Yeager).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The undefeated Harvard men's swimming and diving team travels to Princeton, New Jersey Jan. 29-30 for the annual H-Y-P meet, hosted this year at DeNunzio Pool on the campus of Princeton. Fans can watch the event live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Friday's action begins at 6 p.m., with Saturday's start time set for 12 p.m.

Last Time Out
Harvard improved its dual meet record to 8-0 on the year, trumping UNLV and Air Force in Las Vegas last Saturday. The Crimson downed the Rebels by a score of 188-105 and handed the Falcons their first loss of the season, winning 163-132.

Sophomore David Pfeifer swept the one- and three-meter diving events, posting scores over 300 in both events. In the swimming events, freshman Logan Houck won the 500 and 1,000 freestyle races, leading a contingent of Crimson that finished 1-2-3 in both events. Harvard also took the top three finishing spots in the 200 backstroke. Daniel Tran led the way with Koya Osada and Jack Manchester finishing second and third, respectively.

A Look Back at the H-Y-P Meet
Kevin Tyrrell, The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving, carries an unblemished Ivy League dual meet record into this weekend's vaunted H-Y-P meet. He went 7-0 each of his first two seasons at the helm to lead Harvard to the Ivy League Dual Meet championship. This season, the Crimson sport a 5-0 record on the eve of H-Y-P.

Harvard has not dropped a dual contest to Princeton since Feb. 3, 2012, which was also the last Ivy League dual meet loss for the Crimson. Harvard has exerted its dominance over Yale for more than two decades, winning each dual against its rival from New Haven each season since 1992-93. Last season, Harvard scored a 190-163 victory over Princeton and trounced Yale, 271-82.

Harvard, Yale and Princeton have combined to win each of the conference titles since 1990.

Scouting Princeton
The Tigers enter H-Y-P with a 4-0 record with wins already over Cornell, Penn, Brown and Dartmouth. It will close its regular season slate Friday, Feb. 5 with a home meet against Columbia. Outside of its dual competition, the Tigers also have a runner-up showing at the Penn State Invitational and a win at the Big Al Invite it hosted Dec. 4-6

Princeton has won two of the last three Ivy League Championship meets, losing in 2013-14 to Harvard.

Scouting Yale
The Bulldogs enter H-Y-P with an 8-1 overall record after defeating Penn State, 189-153, in its most recent meet Jan. 15-16. Yale's lone loss came Jan. 9 when it dropped a 178-122 decision at Penn, bringing its Ivy League record to 4-1. This weekend's competition is the regular season finale for the Bulldogs.

Next Time Out
The eight Ivy League institutions will gear up for the 2016 Ivy League Championships hosted by Brown Feb. 25-27.

ORDER OF EVENTS
Friday (6 p.m. start) 
200 Free Relay
200 Free
100 Back
100 Breast
200 Fly
50 Free
200 IM
3m Dive
1650 Free
400 Medley Relay

Saturday (12 p.m. start)
200 Medley Relay
400 IM
100 Free
200 Back
100 Fly
500 Free
1m Dive
200 Breast
400 Free Relay