Harvard Splits With Cornell, Dartmouth

ITHACA, New York, November 11. JUNIORS Sam Wollner and Geoff Rathgeber won twice each to lead Harvard to a split in a double-dual meet against host Cornell and Dartmouth Saturday at Teagle Hall.

Sophomore Dan Jones also won for the Crimson (2-1, 2-1 Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League), which picked up a 230-65 win against the Big Green, but fell to the Big Red, 167-131.

After Cornell took the opening 200-yard medley relay, Wollner won the first individual contest of the day, taking the 1,000 freestyle in 9:37.92. Sophomore Eric Lynch and freshman Mason Brunnick made it a clean sweep of the first three spots in the 1,000. Wollner came right back with a second-place showing in the 200 free and later set a pool record with his winning time of 4:331.17 in the 500 free.

Rathgeber also left his mark on the Teagle pool, setting a pool record in the 200 breaststroke in 2:03.18. His second win came in the 200 individual medley, where he led another Harvard top-three sweep. Rathgeber finished in 1:54.88 and was followed by sophomore Tim Parent and junior Michael Bowen. Rathgeber was second in the 100 breast.

Jones edged Cornell senior Mike Smit by 0.08 seconds in the 100 butterfly, with a winning mark of 50.08. Brother Bill Jones was third in 50.31. The Jones brothers also placed second and third in the 200 fly.

Senior Jason Degnan-Rojeski took second in the 100 backstroke, and junior Pat Quinn was the runner-up in the 50 free.

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