Max Yakubovich Leads Harvard To Day Two Lead

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After day two of the Ivy Swimming and Diving Championships, Harvard has a slim lead. The Crimson have tallied 1018 points, just ahead of the Princeton Tigers (965.6 points). Pennsylvania rounds out the top three.

The day started with the 200-yard medley relay. The Harvard team took first place with a time of 1:25.57. The relay consisted of backstroker Steven Tan, breaststroker Shane McNamara, butterflier Max Yakubovich and freestyler Paul O’Hara. Princeton took the silver medal and Columbia was third.

In the 400-yard individual medley, Pennsylvania’s Mark Andrew touched first with a time of 3:43.53. Corey Okubo of Princeton earned a silver medal in 3:46.04 and his teammate, Samuel Smiddy, was third with a time of 3:46.73.

Harvard’s Max Yakubovich took first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 46.59. Ben Schafer of Princeton touched second in 46.79, and Columbia’s Terry Li earned the bronze in 47.07.

A Pennsylvania swimmer picked up an individual win in the 200-yard freestyle. Eric Schultz touched in 1:35.22. Harvard’s Aly Abdel Khalik touched second in 1:36.77. Princeton’s Julian Mackrel finished only four-hundredths of a second later in 1:36.81.

Cornell’s Alex Evdokimov took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke. He posted a time of 52.46 to win by over a second. McNamara touched second in 53.60 and Princeton’s Byron Sanborn took the bronze in 53.68.

In the 100-yard backstroke, En-Wei Hu-Van Wright of Princeton took the gold medal with a time of 46.13. His teammate, Alexander Lewis, touched second in 47.36. Dartmouth’s James Verhagen took third with a time of 47.53.

Princeton barely beat Pennsylvania in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The Tigers won by six-hundredths of a second. The team of Schafer, Julian Mackrel, Teo D’Alessandro and Sandy Bole touched in 6:25.73. Yale was third in 6:26.01.

Tomorrow’s preliminary races begin at 11 a.m.

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Author: Peter Baugh

Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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