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No. 23 Princeton made its move when it counted. The Tigers pulled ahead of the Harvard Crimson on the final day of the Ivy Swimming and Diving Championship.
Final team scores:
Princeton – 1520.5
Harvard – 1499
Pennsylvania – 1213.5
Yale – 836
Cornell – 790
Columbia – 786.5
Brown – 672
Dartmouth – 491.5
The evening finals started off well for the Tigers. Corey Okubo took the gold medal in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:43.07. Harvard’s Jack Manchester took second at 1:43.35, and Cornell’s Will Strange earned the bronze with a time of 1:43.50.
There was a tie for the championship in the 100-yard freestyle. Pennsylvania’s Eric Schultz and Princeton’s En-Wei Hu-Van Wright each touched in 43.19. Princeton’s Sandy Bole earned the bronze with a time of 43.58. The Tigers had four swimmers in the event’s A final.
In the men’s 200-yard breaststroke, Alex Evdokimov of Cornell posted a strong time of 1:53.56 to take first place. Princeton’s Byron Sanborn touched second in 1:56.22 and Pennsylvania’s Colin McHugh earned a third place finish with a time of 1:56.36.
Princeton placed four swimmers in the A final of the 200-yard butterfly. Harvard’s Jacob Luna took first, however, touching in 1:44.27. The Tiger teammates of Okubo and Marco Bove took second and third, respectively. Okubo touched in 1:44.44 and Bove was third in 1:44.62.
Columbia’s Jayden Pantel earned a title in the 3-meter diving competition, tallying 371.50 points. Brown’s Jonathan Schlafer and Noam Altman-Kurosaki of Princeton followed.
In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the final event of the meet, Princeton won by over a second. The Tiger team of Wright, Julian Mackrel, Ben Schafer and Bole posted a time of 2:52.06. Pennsylvania took the second place spot on the podium with a time of 2:53.10. Harvard finished third in 2:54.35.
Brown hosted the meet.