Jack Manchester Sets Meet Record As Harvard Wins 24th Ivy League Title

Photo Courtesy: Harvard Athletics

Harvard captured its 24th overall Men’s Ivy League team title and its first since 2014 on Saturday night in their home pool on Saturday night. They did not have to battle with Princeton this year, so they won the meet going away with a nearly 400 point win over second place Penn.

The night started off with a win from Yale’s Kei Hyogo in the 1650 at 14:47.01 for Yale’s first 1650 win in the Ivy League since 1994. Harvard finished 2-3 with sophomores Brennan Novak and Logan Houck at 14:54.06 and 15:00.97 respectively.

 Event 15  Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 14:40.18  2016      Chris Swanson (Pennsylvania)
  Pool Record: P 14:53.75  2014      Chris Swanson (Pennsylvania)
       NCAA A: A 14:44.43
       NCAA B: B 15:30.39
    Name                 Year School               Seed     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Hyogo, Kei             JR Yale             15:04.52   14:47.01P  32  
    r:+0.73  24.29        50.68 (26.39)
        1:17.76 (27.08)     1:44.80 (27.04)
        2:12.00 (27.20)     2:39.19 (27.19)
        3:06.28 (27.09)     3:33.48 (27.20)
        4:00.71 (27.23)     4:27.89 (27.18)
        4:55.08 (27.19)     5:22.13 (27.05)
        5:49.22 (27.09)     6:16.17 (26.95)
        6:43.17 (27.00)     7:10.35 (27.18)
        7:37.39 (27.04)     8:04.26 (26.87)
        8:31.17 (26.91)     8:57.95 (26.78)
        9:24.96 (27.01)     9:51.79 (26.83)
       10:18.62 (26.83)    10:45.59 (26.97)
       11:12.36 (26.77)    11:39.34 (26.98)
       12:06.18 (26.84)    12:33.23 (27.05)
       13:00.10 (26.87)    13:27.27 (27.17)
       13:54.50 (27.23)    14:21.51 (27.01)    14:47.01 (25.50)
  2 Novak, Brennan         SO Harvard          15:24.19   14:54.06B  28  
    r:+0.65  25.15        52.40 (27.25)
        1:19.73 (27.33)     1:47.17 (27.44)
        2:14.64 (27.47)     2:42.17 (27.53)
        3:09.59 (27.42)     3:37.10 (27.51)
        4:04.68 (27.58)     4:32.05 (27.37)
        4:59.31 (27.26)     5:26.50 (27.19)
        5:53.48 (26.98)     6:20.64 (27.16)
        6:47.77 (27.13)     7:14.81 (27.04)
        7:41.79 (26.98)     8:08.72 (26.93)
        8:35.63 (26.91)     9:02.54 (26.91)
        9:29.31 (26.77)     9:56.06 (26.75)
       10:22.95 (26.89)    10:49.89 (26.94)
       11:16.86 (26.97)    11:44.06 (27.20)
       12:11.18 (27.12)    12:38.36 (27.18)
       13:05.65 (27.29)    13:32.86 (27.21)
       14:00.24 (27.38)    14:27.53 (27.29)    14:54.06 (26.53)
  3 Houck, Logan           SO Harvard          15:04.91   15:00.97B  27  
    r:+0.80  24.78        52.22 (27.44)
        1:19.56 (27.34)     1:47.10 (27.54)
        2:14.68 (27.58)     2:42.20 (27.52)
        3:09.75 (27.55)     3:37.40 (27.65)
        4:05.00 (27.60)     4:32.37 (27.37)
        4:59.66 (27.29)     5:26.88 (27.22)
        5:54.16 (27.28)     6:21.44 (27.28)
        6:48.86 (27.42)     7:16.40 (27.54)
        7:43.82 (27.42)     8:11.04 (27.22)
        8:38.58 (27.54)     9:05.96 (27.38)
        9:33.29 (27.33)    10:01.09 (27.80)
       10:28.57 (27.48)    10:55.82 (27.25)
       11:23.29 (27.47)    11:50.63 (27.34)
       12:18.13 (27.50)    12:45.50 (27.37)
       13:12.79 (27.29)    13:40.25 (27.46)
       14:07.61 (27.36)    14:34.80 (27.19)    15:00.97 (26.17)
  4 Peterson, Alex         JR Pennsylvania     15:05.52   15:12.05B  26  
    r:+0.72  23.48        50.78 (27.30)
        1:18.25 (27.47)     1:45.84 (27.59)
        2:13.37 (27.53)     2:41.08 (27.71)
        3:08.87 (27.79)     3:36.70 (27.83)
        4:04.54 (27.84)     4:32.30 (27.76)
        5:00.03 (27.73)     5:27.82 (27.79)
        5:55.61 (27.79)     6:23.51 (27.90)
        6:51.34 (27.83)     7:19.21 (27.87)
        7:47.12 (27.91)     8:15.17 (28.05)
        8:43.08 (27.91)     9:11.10 (28.02)
        9:39.06 (27.96)    10:07.09 (28.03)
       10:35.13 (28.04)    11:03.19 (28.06)
       11:31.18 (27.99)    11:59.07 (27.89)
       12:27.11 (28.04)    12:54.85 (27.74)
       13:22.79 (27.94)    13:50.45 (27.66)
       14:18.12 (27.67)    14:45.74 (27.62)    15:12.05 (26.31)
  5 Lerude, Ben            SR Yale             15:35.68   15:13.67B  25  
    r:+0.65  25.51        52.75 (27.24)
        1:20.34 (27.59)     1:48.40 (28.06)
        2:16.21 (27.81)     2:44.04 (27.83)
        3:12.00 (27.96)     3:39.81 (27.81)
        4:07.85 (28.04)     4:35.92 (28.07)
        5:03.85 (27.93)     5:31.42 (27.57)
        5:59.55 (28.13)     6:27.26 (27.71)
        6:55.30 (28.04)     7:22.89 (27.59)
        7:51.12 (28.23)     8:19.05 (27.93)
        8:46.95 (27.90)     9:14.64 (27.69)
        9:42.57 (27.93)    10:10.33 (27.76)
       10:38.19 (27.86)    11:05.78 (27.59)
       11:33.71 (27.93)    12:01.45 (27.74)
       12:29.19 (27.74)    12:56.77 (27.58)
       13:24.40 (27.63)    13:51.90 (27.50)
       14:19.42 (27.52)    14:47.04 (27.62)    15:13.67 (26.63)
  6 Uselis, Taylor         JR Pennsylvania     15:24.91   15:15.71B  24  
    r:+0.60  25.27        53.07 (27.80)
        1:20.95 (27.88)     1:49.04 (28.09)
        2:17.28 (28.24)     2:45.64 (28.36)
        3:13.44 (27.80)     3:41.22 (27.78)
        4:09.16 (27.94)     4:37.16 (28.00)
        5:05.04 (27.88)     5:32.97 (27.93)
        6:00.90 (27.93)     6:28.70 (27.80)
        6:56.55 (27.85)     7:24.20 (27.65)
        7:51.93 (27.73)     8:19.80 (27.87)
        8:47.80 (28.00)     9:15.71 (27.91)
        9:43.79 (28.08)    10:11.75 (27.96)
       10:39.85 (28.10)    11:07.63 (27.78)
       11:35.38 (27.75)    12:03.07 (27.69)
       12:30.84 (27.77)    12:58.73 (27.89)
       13:26.77 (28.04)    13:54.38 (27.61)
       14:22.23 (27.85)    14:50.04 (27.81)    15:15.71 (25.67)
  7 Springer, Gavin        SO Harvard          15:24.98   15:15.83B  23  
    r:+0.80  20.79        53.11 (32.32)
        1:20.87 (27.76)     1:48.72 (27.85)
        2:16.59 (27.87)     2:44.46 (27.87)
        3:12.40 (27.94)     3:40.24 (27.84)
        4:08.48 (28.24)     4:36.63 (28.15)
        5:04.60 (27.97)     5:32.61 (28.01)
        6:00.43 (27.82)     6:28.32 (27.89)
        6:56.28 (27.96)     7:23.92 (27.64)
        7:51.63 (27.71)     8:19.34 (27.71)
        8:47.06 (27.72)     9:14.90 (27.84)
        9:42.63 (27.73)    10:10.77 (28.14)
       10:38.62 (27.85)    11:06.65 (28.03)
       11:34.53 (27.88)    12:02.34 (27.81)
       12:30.27 (27.93)    12:58.20 (27.93)
       13:26.29 (28.09)    13:54.26 (27.97)
       14:22.18 (27.92)    14:49.93 (27.75)    15:15.83 (25.90)
  8 Snyder, Zach           FR Harvard          15:32.16   15:20.95B  22  
    r:+0.81  25.27        52.46 (27.19)
        1:20.02 (27.56)     1:47.71 (27.69)
        2:15.51 (27.80)     2:43.43 (27.92)
        3:11.25 (27.82)     3:39.16 (27.91)
        4:07.19 (28.03)     4:35.19 (28.00)
        5:03.25 (28.06)     5:31.30 (28.05)
        5:59.33 (28.03)     6:27.50 (28.17)
        6:55.55 (28.05)     7:23.74 (28.19)
        7:52.01 (28.27)     8:20.26 (28.25)
        8:48.47 (28.21)     9:16.53 (28.06)
        9:44.72 (28.19)    10:12.92 (28.20)
       10:41.08 (28.16)    11:09.30 (28.22)
       11:37.56 (28.26)    12:05.78 (28.22)
       12:34.11 (28.33)    13:02.31 (28.20)
       13:30.51 (28.20)    13:58.63 (28.12)
       14:26.73 (28.10)    14:54.27 (27.54)    15:20.95 (26.68)

The one meet record to fall on the night went the way of Harvard senior Jack Manchester in the 200 back. Manchester went 1:40.76 to break his old record from 2015 at 1:41.44. It was Harvard’s first win in the 200 back since Manchester won it as a freshman in 2014. He had a commanding win over Columbia’s Michal Zyla (1:43.87) and Harvard’s Daniel Tran (1:44.44).

 Event 16  Men 200 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 1:41.44  2015      Jack Manchester (Harvard)
  Pool Record: P 1:42.56  2014      Jack Manchester (Harvard)
       NCAA A: A 1:39.87
       NCAA B: B 1:46.39
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Manchester, Jack       SR Harvard           1:40.52    1:40.76M  32  
             24.02        49.32 (25.30)
        1:14.93 (25.61)     1:40.76 (25.83)
  2 Zyla, Michal	   JR Columbia          1:43.89    1:43.87B  28  
             24.53        50.90 (26.37)
        1:17.15 (26.25)     1:43.87 (26.72)
  3 Tran, Daniel           SO Harvard           1:43.93    1:44.44B  27  
             24.55        50.82 (26.27)
        1:17.56 (26.74)     1:44.44 (26.88)
  4 Proctor, Grant         SR Pennsylvania      1:46.18    1:44.77B  26  
             24.65        51.02 (26.37)
        1:18.02 (27.00)     1:44.77 (26.75)
  5 Blinstrub, Mark        SO Pennsylvania      1:45.24    1:44.90B  25  
             24.46        50.74 (26.28)
        1:17.97 (27.23)     1:44.90 (26.93)
  6 Osada, Koya            JR Harvard           1:44.32    1:45.63B  24  
             24.57        51.02 (26.45)
        1:18.27 (27.25)     1:45.63 (27.36)
  7 Curtis, Dylan          FR Cornell           1:46.81    1:46.52   23  
             24.65        51.35 (26.70)
        1:18.90 (27.55)     1:46.52 (27.62)
  8 Schultz, Alex          SR Yale              1:46.67    1:48.58   22  
             25.75        52.84 (27.09)
        1:20.37 (27.53)     1:48.58 (28.21)

Harvard freshman Dean Farris had a breakout swim in the 200 free last night and followed that up with a 42.06 100 free win tonight. He just missed the meet record of 41.91 held by Yale’s Alex Righi set in 2009. Farris was hardly challenged in the race as his teammate, Ed Kim, was second at 43.70 just ahead of Yale’s Aaron Greenberg (43.75).

Event 17  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 41.91  2009      Alex Righi (Yale)
  Pool Record: P 42.53  2008      Alex Righi (Yale)
       NCAA A: A 42.25
       NCAA B: B 44.29
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Farris, Dean           FR Harvard             42.65      42.06A  32  
    r:+0.73  20.19        42.06 (21.87)
  2 Kim, Ed                JR Harvard             43.51      43.70B  28  
    r:+0.61  20.72        43.70 (22.98)
  3 Greenberg, Aaron       JR Yale                43.48      43.75B  27  
    r:+0.52  20.76        43.75 (22.99)
  4 Frifeldt, Kevin        JR Columbia            44.06      43.87B  26  
    r:+0.58  20.80        43.87 (23.07)
  5 Dillinger, Thomas      SO Pennsylvania        43.54      43.88B  25  
    r:+0.56  21.05        43.88 (22.83)
  6 Gaissert, Henry        FR Yale                44.23      44.06B  24  
    r:+0.64  21.35        44.06 (22.71)
  7 Tan, Steven            JR Harvard             43.95      44.24B  23  
    r:+0.69  21.06        44.24 (23.18)
  8 Su, Kevin              SR Pennsylvania        44.38      44.33   22  
    r:+0.69  21.11        44.33 (23.22)

The 200 breast was a back and forth race between the top two but it was ultimately Alex Evdokimov of Cornell, who out-touched Harvard’s Shane McNamara 1:53.72-1:53.82. Those two are both juniors, so expect a grudge match next year at the 2018 Ivy’s where they could challenge the meet record Evdokimov set last year at 1:53.56. This was Evdokimov’s third straight 200 breast win at the Ivy League Championships and he will be going for a four peat next year. Harvard’s Eric Ronda rounded out the top three with a 1:57.36.

Event 18  Men 200 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 1:53.56  2016      Alex Evdokimov (Cornell)
  Pool Record: P 1:54.29  2014      Nejc Zupan (Dartmouth)
       NCAA A: A 1:52.99
       NCAA B: B 1:59.79
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Evdokimov, Alex        JR Cornell           1:55.99    1:53.72P  32  
    r:+0.52  26.05        54.65 (28.60)
        1:23.85 (29.20)     1:53.72 (29.87)
  2 McNamara, Shane        JR Harvard           1:55.64    1:53.82P  28  
    r:+0.60  25.64        54.34 (28.70)
        1:23.85 (29.51)     1:53.82 (29.97)
  3 Ronda, Eric            SR Harvard           1:56.78    1:57.36B  27  
    r:+0.68  26.48        55.87 (29.39)
        1:25.92 (30.05)     1:57.36 (31.44)
  4 Rutter, Jonathan       JR Yale              1:58.52    1:57.52B  26  
    r:+0.69  26.71        56.47 (29.76)
        1:26.91 (30.44)     1:57.52 (30.61)
  5 Chang, Daniel          FR Harvard           1:57.18    1:57.86B  25  
    r:+0.58  27.06        56.58 (29.52)
        1:26.68 (30.10)     1:57.86 (31.18)
  6 Smith, Jack            SO Columbia          1:58.33    1:58.28B  24  
    r:+0.53  26.63        56.29 (29.66)
        1:26.86 (30.57)     1:58.28 (31.42)
  7 McHugh, Colin          SO Pennsylvania      1:56.34    1:58.57B  23  
    r:+0.64  25.91        55.35 (29.44)
        1:25.89 (30.54)     1:58.57 (32.68)
  8 Thomas, Wes            SR Pennsylvania      1:56.97    2:00.15   22  
    r:+0.56  26.55        56.77 (30.22)
        1:27.97 (31.20)     2:00.15 (32.18)

The 200 butterfly was another close finish as Harvard senior Max Yakubovich won his final individual swim in his home pool with a 1:45.27 for the win. Columbia had Shane Brett (1:45.69) and Terry Li (1:45.77) finishing second and third.

 Event 19  Men 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 1:42.35  2014      Thomas Glenn (Brown)
  Pool Record: P 1:42.35  2014      Thomas Glenn (Brown)
       NCAA A: A 1:41.86
       NCAA B: B 1:47.99
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Yakubovich, Max        SR Harvard           1:45.85    1:45.27B  32  
    r:+0.64  23.69        50.58 (26.89)
        1:17.57 (26.99)     1:45.27 (27.70)
  2 Brett, Shane           SO Columbia          1:46.19    1:45.69B  28  
    r:+0.72  23.80        50.53 (26.73)
        1:18.23 (27.70)     1:45.69 (27.46)
  3 Li, Terry              SR Columbia          1:46.07    1:45.77B  27  
    r:+0.53  23.98        50.92 (26.94)
        1:17.77 (26.85)     1:45.77 (28.00)
  4 Carbone, Christian     SR Harvard           1:45.32    1:46.06B  26  
    r:+0.69  23.72        50.17 (26.45)
        1:17.40 (27.23)     1:46.06 (28.66)
  5 Andrew, Mark           SO Pennsylvania      1:46.19    1:46.37B  25  
    r:+0.76  23.52        50.55 (27.03)
        1:18.26 (27.71)     1:46.37 (28.11)
  6 Springman, Riley       JR Brown             1:46.44    1:46.68B  24  
    r:+0.67  23.35        50.20 (26.85)
        1:18.13 (27.93)     1:46.68 (28.55)
  7 Wen, Michael           SR Pennsylvania      1:46.07    1:46.86B  23  
    r:+0.54  23.50        50.47 (26.97)
        1:18.13 (27.66)     1:46.86 (28.73)
  8 Turcanu, Sava          SR Harvard           1:47.46    1:47.83B  22  
    r:+0.54  23.42        50.14 (26.72)
        1:18.14 (28.00)     1:47.83 (29.69)

Harvard finished with the cherry on top with a win in the 400 free relay to close out the meet. Manchester (44.17), Kim (43.38), Yakubovich (42.99) and Farris (41.56) won with a 2:52.10, just missing the meet record of 2:52.06 set by Princeton last year. Yale was second thanks to a  solid anchor split from Aaron Greenberg at 42.01 and a 2:53.91 overall. Penn was third with a 2:54.02.

Event 21  Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
  Meet Record: M 2:52.06  2016      Princeton
                          E. Hu-Van Wright, J. Mackrel, B. Schafer, S. Bole
  Pool Record: P 2:53.64  2014      Harvard
                          G.Schumacher, O.Lee, J.Manchester, C.Satterthwaite
       NCAA A: A 2:52.45
       NCAA B: B 2:53.68
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Harvard                             2:54.82    2:52.10A  64  
     1) Manchester, Jack SR           2) r:+0.26 Kim, Ed JR           
     3) r:+0.32 Yakubovich, Max SR    4) r:+0.29 Farris, Dean FR      
    r:+0.68  20.89        44.17 (44.17)
        1:04.40 (20.23)     1:27.55 (43.38)
        1:47.87 (20.32)     2:10.54 (42.99)
        2:29.92 (19.38)     2:52.10 (41.56)
  2 Yale                                2:57.63    2:53.91   56  
     1) Gaissert, Henry FR            2) r:+0.38 Lin, Adrian SO       
     3) r:+0.39 Hyogo, Kei JR         4) r:+0.14 Greenberg, Aaron JR  
    r:+0.66  21.21        44.02 (44.02)
        1:04.85 (20.83)     1:27.74 (43.72)
        1:48.87 (21.13)     2:11.90 (44.16)
        2:31.57 (19.67)     2:53.91 (42.01)
  3 Pennsylvania                        2:58.85    2:54.02   54  
     1) Andrew, Mark SO               2) r:+0.25 Dillinger, Thomas SO 
     3) r:+0.16 Su, Kevin SR          4) r:+0.14 Blinstrub, Mark SO   
    r:+0.56  21.22        44.18 (44.18)
        1:04.58 (20.40)     1:27.13 (42.95)
        1:47.96 (20.83)     2:10.71 (43.58)
        2:31.31 (20.60)     2:54.02 (43.31)
  4 Columbia                            2:59.25    2:56.74   52  
     1) Frifeldt, Kevin JR            2) r:+0.46 Liu, Nianguo FR      
     3) r:+0.40 Zyla, Michal	 JR      4) r:+0.22 Gullick, Hank FR     
    r:+0.73  20.78        43.77 (43.77)
        1:05.03 (21.26)     1:28.24 (44.47)
        1:49.77 (21.53)     2:13.10 (44.86)
        2:33.94 (20.84)     2:56.74 (43.64)
  5 Cornell                             2:57.78    2:57.31   50  
     1) Reisch, Luke SR               2) r:+0.32 Lake, Trevor SO      
     3) r:+0.50 Brenneman, Jack JR    4) r:+0.43 Mahoney, Jack FR     
    r:+0.71  21.44        44.73 (44.73)
        1:05.51 (20.78)     1:28.49 (43.76)
        1:50.12 (21.63)     2:13.36 (44.87)
        2:34.39 (21.03)     2:57.31 (43.95)
  6 Brown                               2:57.73    2:57.87   48  
     1) Cline, Cody FR                2) r:+0.15 Klotz, Daniel SR     
     3) r:+0.20 Smilenov, Alexnder FR 4) r:+0.31 Stephens, Jagger FR  
    r:+0.67  21.02        44.29 (44.29)
        1:04.99 (20.70)     1:28.59 (44.30)
        1:49.71 (21.12)     2:12.82 (44.23)
        2:34.52 (21.70)     2:57.87 (45.05)
  7 Dartmouth                           3:07.98    3:02.84   46  
     1) Shen, Tony JR                 2) r:+0.43 Hall, John FR        
     3) r:+0.05 Belmont, William FR   4) r:+0.28 Patrick, Henry SO    
    r:+0.65  21.87        45.76 (45.76)
        1:07.60 (21.84)     1:32.35 (46.59)
        1:53.24 (20.89)     2:17.65 (45.30)
        2:39.13 (21.48)     3:02.84 (45.19)

Harvard won its 24th overall Ivy League title with a commanding win over Penn and Columbia. Penn also had a little bit of history with their highest finish in school history.

Team Standings:

  1. Harvard, 1705
  2. Penn, 1335
  3. Columbia, 1208
  4. Yale, 1115.5
  5. Cornell, 858.5
  6. Brown, 796
  7. Dartmouth, 561

2017 Men’s Ivy League Day 4 Finals – Results

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Andy Ross graduated Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University where he studied Radio and Television and Journalism. He is a native of West Lafayette, Indiana and has been on board with Swimming World since January 2015.

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