Harvard, host Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University participated in another Beantown championship event last night. It wasn't the Beanpot, of course, but the Greater Boston Swimming Championships. Luckily, the aquamen fared much better than Coach Bill Cleary's men, holding off a strong B.U. charge to defend their title, in the last year of the Championship.
Outdueling the Beanpot squads and Tufts University did not require an Herculean effort. If it had, the Crimson may not have been up to the task, still suffering from a highly emotional Princeton victory last Saturday.
Nevertheless, Harvard garnered first place in enough events to assure itself of the city laurels. Notable performances included Peter Egan's exciting come-from-behind triumph in the 100-yd, butterfly and Matt Davis's.08 second win over B.U.'s Dan Hughes in the 200-yd, individual medley. Senior Karl Illig shattered the pool records in both the one meter and three-meter diving events.
The results of the day's swimming are as follows:
1.Peter Egan, H, 52.14 seconds
2.Sean Nottage, BU, 52.26 seconds
3.Jim Kornish, H, 52.42 seconds
400-yd. Freestyle Relay:
1.BU, 3:08.23 minutes
2.Harvard, 3:08.24 minutes
3.Tufts, 3:22.64 minutes
1.Lars Rlerson, H, 2:10.63 minutes
2.Art Murphy, H, 2:14.60 minutes