Ivy League Men’s Championships: Close Races Highlight Night Three

Harvard maintains its lead after three days of competition.

Night three of the 2020 Ivy League men’s swimming and diving championships got underway in Cambridge, Mass with Harvard and Princeton locked in a tight battle for the team title. Today’s events included the timed final 1000 freestyle, 400 Individual Medley, 100 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke, and 400 Medley Relay.

Team Scores Through Night Three:

  1. Harvard 936
  2. Princeton 826
  3. Columbia 674
  4. Brown 675.5
  5. Yale 657.5
  6. Cornell 583.5
  7. Penn 528.5
  8. Dartmouth 371


Day 1 Recap

Day 2 Recap


Men’s 1000 Freestyle – Timed Final

Harvard freshman Cole Kuster added to his win in the 500 yesterday by winning a close 1000 . Leading by almost 1.5 seconds at 950 yards, he held off a hard charge from Dylan Porges of Princeton to win 8:57.24 to 8:57.68. The 500 runnerup Connor LaMastra of Dartmouth claimed third in 9:02.23.

men's 1000 free (1-4)men's 1000 free (5-8)

Men’s 400 Individual Medley

Raunak Khosla completed the IM sweep here in the longer distance, just missing the meet record with a 3:41.75. Michael Zarian of Harvard finished a distant second in 3:46.77, with Ben Hayes of Brown coming in behind at 3:50.11.

Jason Schreiber (3:52.54) won the B final for Penn, and Joe Moll swam a 3:52.04 to grab the C final.

men's 400 IM

Men’s 100 Butterfly

Harvard sophomore Umit Gures dominated this short sprint, swimming a 45.27 to take the win over Yale’s Connor Lee (46.12). Jonas Kistorp took third for Columbia with a 46.53.

Cornell’s James Huang won the B final in 47.64, with Matt Luciano and Ray Yang tying for the C final win (48.71).

men's 100 fly

Men’s 200 Freestyle

Corban Rawls of Harvard battled Nianguo Liu of Columbia and Michael Lincoln of Brown in the final of the 200 free. Ultimately, Rawls (1:34.57) took the win ahead of Liu (1:34.98) and Lincoln (1:35.09).

Alex Smilenov, a senior from Brown, won the B final in 1:36.85. Nathaniel Cunnan (1:39.07) took top honors in the C final for Penn.

men's 200 free

Men’s 100 Breaststroke

Derek Cox of Princeton earned first place in the 100 breast with his time of 53.37. It was enough to beat Charles Vaughan of Harvard (53.84) and Corey Lau of Princeton (53.87), though not by a large margin.

Freshman Michael Chang of Columbia won the B final in 54.44, a time that would’ve finished fifth in the A final. Yale junior Sam Pekarak (55.14) won the C final.

men's 100 breast

Men’s 100 Backstroke

Cornell freshman Paige Dacosta swam a 46.52 to win the 100 back, beating out fellow freshman Gunner Grant of Harvard and his 46.89. Third place went to Columbia’s Cole Stevens (47.14).

Back in the pool to complete the 100 fly-100 back double was Columbia’s Kistorp, who won the B final in 48.44. Joon Sung of Brown grabbed the C final win in 48.87.

Results to be added later.

Men’s 400 Medley Relay

The Columbia quartet of Stevens (47.20), Liu (52.89), Kistorp (45.92), and Albert Gwo (42.30) emerged victorious in the medley relay with a time of 3:08.31, ahead of Harvard’s 3:09.09 and Cornell’s 3:11.62. Fourth went to Yale, followed by Brown, Princeton, Penn, and Dartmouth.

Results to be added later.


Day four prelims will begin at 11:02 am tomorrow, with finals starting at 6:04 pm.