The Harvard swimming armada cruised to the undisputed Ivy swimming title by destroying Yale, 91-22, in a meet held in New Haven Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson aqua-machine won all but two events and captured all of the second places en route to handing Yale its worst defeat in history.
In the opening event, the 400-yard medley relay, the Elis waltzed to an impressive win over a shuffled Harvard medley relay team. The Yale unit behind the strong performances of Hubbard and Stone, who had shaved down for the neet, took the race by three seconds.
"In the medley relay, we did a flip-flop with a couple of swimmers," Harvard coach Ray Essick said yesterday. For Harvard, George Keim swam the butterfly portion instead of Hess Ynetma and Wes Raffel was the anchorman in place of Keim.
"The really encouraging part was that we swam three freshmen and a sophomore in the race and we swam only .4 seconds off of our best time this year," Essick said.
Yale's only other win Saturday afternoon was in the 200-yard individual medley when Eli captain Chuck Holum swam a personal best of 1:59.9 to defeat Crimson swimmers Dave Brumwell and Brent Haywood.
Dave English, Harvard's sophomore diver, took first place in both the one-meter and the three-meter diving competitions. Teammate John Zakotnik who has been turning in better and better performances towards the end of the season, captured both second places in the diving.
Freshman sensation Peter Tetlow remained undefeated as he took rather easy wins in the 1000-yard and the 500-yard freestyle. Rich Baughman grabbed second place in both events.
Crimson star Ynetma won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly. Tetlow, who swam 60 yards short of a mile in competition against Yale, took second place in the 200-yard butterfly.
In the 50-yard freestyle sprint, George Keim swam his best time ever, breaking 22 seconds for the first time in his life, but was edged out by Tim Neville for the first.
A shaved down Steve Baird, one of Harvard's three shaved swimmers at the meet, just touched out Fred Mitchell by .001 second to take the 100-yd. freestyle. Baird was timed in 48.139 and Mitchell finished in 48.140. Mitchell also finished second in the 200-yard freestyle.
Tom Wolfe took the 200-yard backstroke with the very good time of 1:58.1. Neil Martin was second in the event.
"It was an exciting meet," Essick said, "but I think that Yale was probably outpersonnelled. With a few exceptions, they did not make a major preparation for the meet."
This series "is like a pendulum kind of thing" Essick said. "It has been on Yale's side and now it has swung over to ours."