Ivy League Men’s Championships: Harvard and Princeton Pull Away on Night Two

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Harvard continues to hold their lead through two days of competition.

The second day of the 2020 Ivy League men’s swimming and diving championships, taking place on the campus of Harvard University, included the 500 freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, 1m Diving, and 200 Freestyle Relay. Harvard took the lead over Princeton, with the Crimson and Tigers distancing themselves from the rest of the field.

Team Scores Through Night Two:

  1. Harvard 489
  2. Princeton 450
  3. Yale 333.5
  4. Brown 318.5
  5. Columbia 297
  6. Cornell 291.5
  7. Penn 273.5
  8. Dartmouth 237

Day 1 Recap


Men’s 500 Freestyle

Harvard freshman Cole Kuster defended his top seed from the prelims session, swimming a 4:18.17 to narrowly beat out Dartmouth’s Connor LaMastra (4:18.68). Princeton junior Levy Nathan earned third place for the Tigers (4:21.11).

Corban Rawls from Harvard raced to a B final win in 4:23.46 with Brown’s Michael Lincoln scorching to a 4:22.36 in the C final, putting up the seventh-fastest time of all the finalists.

men's 500 free

Men’s 200 Individual Medley

Princeton sophomore Raunak Khosla defended his title, just missing his own meet record with a 1:43.01. Cornell freshman Paige daCosta swam 1:44.50 to finish second, .01 ahead of Harvard’s Michael Zarian (1:44.51).

Jacob Johnson of Harvard won the B final in 1:46.41, and Penn freshman Mark McCrary took the C final in 1:48.92.

men's 200 IM

Men’s 50 Freestyle

Albert Gwo of Columbia was just off his prelims time, but a 19.37 was enough to capture first place. Umit Gures (19.54) claimed second for Columbia, and Joseph Page (19.73) grabbed third for Yale.

First place in the B final went to Harvard’s Mahlon Reihman (20.10). Taking the C final was Max Walther of Princeton (20.27).

men's 50 free

Men’s 1m Diving

Christian DeVol of Yale put up a 363.80 on the 1m board, leading a field of six divers who achieved zone-qualifying marks. Princeton teammates Charlie Minns (356.50) and Colten Young (330.10) finished in second and third, respectively.

Tommy Luz (285.55) dove to the B final victory to place ninth overall.

men's 1m diving

Men’s 200 Freestyle Relay

Yale’s quartet of Henry Gaissert (19.96), Philippe Marcoux (19.54), Page (18.96), and Michael Blank (19.63) took the win in 1:18.09. Page’s split represented the fastest in the field. The Bulldogs finished ahead of Columbia (1:18.50), Harvard (1:19.43), Cornell, Brown, Princeton, Penn, and Dartmouth.

men's 200 free relay