Men’s Swimming and Diving Travels to Columbia for Friday Night Meet

Photo Courtesy: Billie Weiss.
Photo Courtesy: Billie Weiss.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's swimming and diving travels to Columbia this week to face the Lions on Friday at 5 p.m. The Crimson will look to extend its dual-meet winning streak to three after sweeping Dartmouth and Cornell last week.

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What to Know
- Harvard returns to the road this week to face Ivy League foe Columbia. The Crimson will look to build off the momentum created last week in Hanover, New Hampshire when it claimed a 193-105 win over the Big Green and a 185-113 decision against the Big Red. Harvard improved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League with the victories.
- Harvard set three pool records while at Dartmouth, etching its name atop the Karl Michael Pool charts in the 200 medley relay, 200 back and 100 fly. Will Grant, Daniel Chang, Umitcan Gures and Mahlon Reihman won the 200 medley relay in 1:30.47. The two individual record-setters, meanwhile, were Grant in the 200 back (1:46.48) and Gures in the 100 fly (48.17).
- The Crimson will take on an unblemished Columbia squad through three dual meets. The Lions earned a 166-134 road victory at Army to open the season before defeating Penn (179-121) and Yale (172-128) on consecutive weekends.
- Harvard is 69-5 all-time vs. Columbia in a series that dates to February of 1933. Last year, the Crimson beat Columbia at Blodgett Pool, 209-86, to run its series winning streak to 13 meets. 

At The Helm
Kevin Tyrrell is in his seventh season as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving, James Herscot '58 Coach of Excellence. Tyrrell helped the Crimson to an unblemished Ivy campaign and a third straight Ivy League championship in 2018-19. Harvard, meanwhile, is 41-1 all-time under Tyrrell vs. Ivy competition and 53-6 in dual meets under his direction. 

Next Up
Harvard returns to action Dec. 4-8, when it travels to Minneapolis for the Minnesota Invitational.