Men’s Swimming and Diving Downs Yale, Falls to Princeton at H-Y-P

Men’s Swimming and Diving Downs Yale, Falls to Princeton at H-Y-P

Sebastian Lutz and the Crimson beat Yale, but fell to Princeton at the H-Y-P meet (Ray Yeager).

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team concluded the annual H-Y-P meet Saturday afternoon at Denunzio Pool at Princeton, falling to the host Tigers, 224.5-126.5, but topping Yale, 263-90.

The Crimson finishes the regular season with a 6-1 Ivy League record and an overall mark of 9-1. Harvard will be off until Feb. 25 when the Ivy League will reconvene in Providence for the 2016 Ivy League Championships at Brown.

Saturday's competition was day two of the H-Y-P meet and began with the Crimson taking second in the 200 medley relay. Steven Tan was the first leg with Sebastian Lutz, Max Yakubovich and Paul O'Hara rounding out the Harvard relay. O'Hara and Lutz were also in action in the 200 freestyle, capturing third and fourth, respectively.  Yakubovich and Tan had strong individual showings in the 100 butterfly, finishing second and third, respectively, with times of 47.62 and 47.82.

For the second straight day, David Pfeifer found himself atop the standings of the diving results after winning Saturday's one-meter event. Pfeifer tallied a winning score of 295.25, while teammate Bobby Ross came in third with a 280.80.

Sophomore Jack Boyd earned a spot on top of the leaderboard in the 500 free, posting a time of 4:24.00, beating the next closest competitor for Princeton by 0.79. Harvard's 400 free relay closed out the event with a top finish. O'Hara, Ed Kim, Yakubovich and Lutz comprised the Crimson's winning team, finishing with a time of 2:57.24. Harvard's second relay team of Boyd, Jacob Luna, Jack Manchester and Aly Abdel Khalik took third.