Men's Swimming and Diving Captures Sixth Dual Victory with Win Over Penn

Men's Swimming and Diving Captures Sixth Dual Victory with Win Over Penn

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Harvard men's swimming and diving (6-2, 5-0 Ivy) secured its fifth Ivy League dual meet victory with a 187-113 win over Penn on Saturday afternoon.  

The Crimson's 200-yard medley relay team of Will Grant, Jared Simpson, Umitcan Gures and Mahlon Reihman set the tone touching the wall with a time of 1:29.67 – one second ahead of Penn's quartet. Harvard's B squad, Eric Whisenant, Daniel Chang, Michael Zarian and Ryan Linnehan collected two points for the Crimson finishing third with a time of 1:30.65.

Highlighting the Crimson swimmers was senior Daniel Chang, who reeled in three first-place finishes in the 100- (56.52) and 200- (2:01.36) breaststrokes as well as the 200 IM (1:49.59). Chang's time in the 200 breast was the fourth-best time this season and put and currently has three of the Crimson's top four times in the event this season.

On the boards, first-year Luke Foster led Crimson divers posting a score of 303.15 on the 1-meter board to secure first-place, while earning third on the 3-meter tallying a score of 321.45. Junior Alec DeCaprio captured first on the 3-meter with a, season-best, score of 341.24.  

Harvard Highlights
- First-year Will Grant continued his solid first year finishing first in the 100- and 200-yard back with times of 49.30 and 1:46.05, respectively, while clocking in a time of 50.04 in the 100 fly to finish fourth.
- Sophomore Umitcan Gures finished first in the 100 fly with a time of 47.89 and currently holds the team's top-three times in the event this season.
- Additionally, Gures posted a time in the 50 free to place second - .21 seconds behind Penn's Nathaniel Cunnan.
- Harvard moves to 75-2 against Penn all-time. 

Next Up
Harvard is off for two weeks, preparing for the annual, two-day H-Y-P meet on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Princeton, N.J.