A double victory by Crimson diver Bill Murphy over previously undefeated Tim Millhiser highlighted a 68-45 Harvard triumph over Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League rival Cornell Saturday afternoon in the IAB.
Millhiser had won twelve diving eventts before Saturday, and nearly preserved his perfect record, but could not quite match Murphy, the Eastern three-meter champ two years ago.
Harvard took control at the outset, and only victories in the breastroke and 500-free by Cornell prevented a complete rout. These two triumphs, in fact, were the only firsts registered by the Big Red all afternoon as a variety of Crimson swimmers netted victories.
Dave Powlison set the only new record as he defeated Cornell's Bill Decker and Mike Hogan in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:53.7. This beat by 3.3 seconds the old mark set by Harvard's Pete Adams. Steve Krause narrowly missed setting another record, with a 2:04.2 clocking in winning the individual medley. He holds the University record of 2:02.3.
Toby Gerhart, John Bragg, and Mike Cahalan were freestyle victors for the Crimson at 200, 50, and 100 yards, respectively.
Other Harvard winners were captain Martie Chalfie in the butterfly and Steve Baumgert in the breastroke. Baumgert's convincing triumph came after two consecutive Cornell firsts and virtually clinched the meet decision.