PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard men's swimming and diving swept Yale and Princeton at the conclusion of day two of the annual H-Y-P meet on Saturday afternoon. It is the third straight year the Crimson won the meet, improving to a perfect 7-0 mark in Ivy duals.
Building upon a 64-point lead against the Bulldogs on day one, the Crimson cruised to a 222-131 victory. Harvard's dual against Princeton was a lot closer after day one, tied at 93, but the Crimson pulled away on day two, escaping with the 192-161 win.
The Crimson came out of the gate strong on day two. In the 200-yard medley relay the A-squad of Will Grant, Jared Simpson, Umitcan Gures, and Mahlon Reihman set the tone, posting Harvard's top time of the season, touching the wall in 1:27.13.
Harvard's momentum continued throughout the remainder of the second day. In the 100-yard butterfly, Gures took down the program record, touching the wall with a time of 45.48 – a tenth of a second faster than the previous mark, which he also set in last year's Ivy Championships.
On the 3-meter board, junior Alec DeCaprio and first-year Luke Foster were the Crimson's top divers. DeCaprio finished fourth, posting a score of 307.60, while Foster was right behind with score of 302.15 in the event.
• First-year Will Grant registered a first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke. Clocking in in with a time of 1:42.15.
• On the distance side, first-year Cole Kuster registered a season-best time in the 500-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 4:24.13 seconds – besting classmate Noah Brune's previous mark by a second.
• Junior Charles Vaughn eclipsed, Daniel Chang's season-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke, clocking in at 1:57.33 to claim second place. Chang finished fourth in the event with a time of 1:58.51.
Harvard prepares to defend its Ivy League crown when it returns to the pool for the four-day Ivy League Championships hosted at Blodgett Pool on Feb. 26 – 29.