The departure of Ted Fullerton has also hurt Harvard's chances in the 400-yard medley relay, leaving the Crimson without a strong breaststroke leg. In Fullerton's absence, Haywood will take over the leg and, if he keeps improving, he could make a good showing. Last week he swam a respectable 1:01.9 leg, a personal best, and the Crimson aquamen hope he will be able to shave even more off that time.
Pyle can offer a strong backstroke leadoff leg (possibly 53 or 54 seconds) and George Keim should fly well. Cooper has been a good anchor man all winter.
The lineup for the 400 and 800 free relays are usually chosen on the basis of the performance of Harvard swimmers in the 100 free. At this time Raffel, Keim, Neville, Cooper and Haywood will probably be among the top choices.
Dartmouth has an excellent medley relay team, and Harvard coach Essick is hoping the Big Green can do him a favor by knocking off the Tigers. "Princeton has three great legs of their medley relay. [Bruce] Kone will swim either back or fly and whichever leg he doesn't swim will be the weaker," Essick said this week. "Dartmouth has sort of the same problem with where they swim [Mark] Stebbins, but they are still very good."
Navy has a spectacular 400 free relay team with all of its sprinting stars--McElwee, Ross, Joe Kernan and Rich Stone--while Army and Princeton look to be the class of the 800 free relay.