This weekend, the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team continued its dominance in conference play, besting Columbia, 192-107, at Uris Pool in New York, N.Y. and smashing five pool records along the way.
After two resounding victories last weekend to open its 2017-2018 campaign, the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team will make the 200-mile trek to take on the Lions in its first away meet of the year.
The Harvard men’s swimming and diving squad entered Saturday’s meet against Cornell and Dartmouth with history on its side. The Crimson has only lost to the Big Red twice in its history, and the last time the Big Green topped Harvard was in 1972.
In 2017, the Crimson completed an undefeated dual campaign, won the regular season Ancient Eight title, and brought home a 24th Ivy League Championship Meet crown. This week, Harvard added another accomplishment to its collection, finishing 27th at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The team also picked up three All-America honors, its highest total since 2005.
Freshman Dean Farris claimed the Phil Moriarty high-point swimmer of the meet award at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. The first-year contributed 96 points to the 370 point margin that separated Crimson from its closest competitor, Penn.
On Wednesday, the Bob Kiphuth Trophy—the award given to the winner of the men’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships—arrived at Blodgett Pool. After four days of competition, it will be staying in Cambridge for the next year.
The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team’s meet against Yale was supposed to be a competitive affair—a matchup between the two remaining undefeated programs in the Ivy League, featuring some of the conference’s top swimmers. In the end, though, the contest looked more like just another practice for the Crimson.
Lead by its squad of young freshman, the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team is set to compete fro the Ivy League title against Yale this weekend. With Princeton absent from the event after having their season suspended, the conference title comes down to Harvard and Yale
This year’s edition of the annual men’s swimming and diving HYP meet will be missing a crucial element – Princeton. With the Tigers’ season suspended, the contest will only feature Harvard and Yale.