PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 8. THE Ivy League matchup between Harvard and Penn featured runaway victories for the Crimson men’s team as they took a 182.5-115.5 win.
Penn took three individual wins, two of them by Rhoads Worster. He won the 100 back with a 49.65, just beating out Harvard’s Jack Pretto, who posted a 49.89. Worster had an easier time in the 100 fly, winning comfortably with a 48.65. Penn’s other win came from Brendan Crystal in the 400 IM, where he battled with Harvard’s Christian Carbone. Crystal had a three-second lead after backstroke, but that was whittled down to just one second after 300 yards. Crystal got the win in 4:00.94 to Carbone’s 4:00.99.
Jack Stein also helped Penn’s numbers as he won the 1-meter diving competition with 345.82 points. The Quakers also won both relays, taking the 200 medley with a 1:29.10 and the 400 free in 3:00.08.
Harvard, who soared into the top 10 of the CSCAA men’s top 25 poll earlier this week after a big win at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri meet, won the remaining races. Eric Ronda and Spenser Goodman were the highlights for Harvard as each won two events.
Ronda swept the breaststroke races, posting a 56.73 in the 100 and 2:03.68 in the 200 breast. As for Goodman, he won the 200 free in 1:39.97 and took the 500 free win with a 4:35.89. Harvard’s Mike Gaudani led for 300 yards but couldn’t hold the pace and finished second in the 500 with a 4:35.95.
Harvard took the top three spots in three events. Kyle McIntee led the way in the 1000 free with a 9:22.26 ahead of two teammates, while Kenneth Castro-Abrams was the top finisher in the 200 fly with a 1:48.11. Jack Manchester led the other Harvard sweep with a 1:48.54 in the 200 backstroke.
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