2014 Ivy League Championships: Harvard Brings the Crown Back to Cambridge

  4 Anne Lepesant | March 01st, 2014 | College, Featured, Ivy League, NCAA Division I Mid-Major, News, Previews & Recaps

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2014 Men’s Ivy League Championships

  • Dates: Thursday, February 27 – Saturday, March 1, 2014; prelims 11:00 am, finals 6:00 pm
  • Location: Blodgett Pool, Cambridge, Mass (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champions: Princeton (results)
  • Results: Available
  • Championship Central

 

For the first time in six years the Men’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Champions don’t reside in New Jersey. Harvard took back the 2014 crown with solid performances from its entire squad over the three-day meet at Blodgett Pool in Cambridge. All told, the Crimson accounted for six new Blodgett Pool records and two meet records. They won three individual swimming events, two diving events, and four relays. Read about Day One and Day Two here.

1650 free

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High-point swimmer of the meet Chris Swanson of Penn won the 500 and the 1650, and was runner-up in the 1000. Archive photo courtesy of Penn Athletics.

After his narrow second-place finish in the 1000 on Friday, Penn sophomore Chris Swanson wasn’t about to fall behind in the mile. He took it out fast and stayed about a half-second ahead of 1000 champ Brian Hogan of Yale through about the 450. Then he began to increase his lead; by the 600 he was more than a second ahead, the 900 more than 3, the 1200 almost 6, and he finished 8.5 seconds ahead of Hogan. His 14:53.75 winning time set a new meet Record (14:58.35, John Cole, Harvard, 2005) and pool record (14:54.07, Brian Goodell, UCLA, 1981), and lowered his own Penn school record (15:02.11, 2013). Yale’s Hogan finished second in 15:02.42; Princeton’s Zach Ridout was third with 15:12.22.

200 back

Jack Manchester of Harvard won the 200 back in 1:42.62. He had set the meet and pool records in the morning with 1:42.56. En-Wei Hu-Van Wright of Princeton finished second in 1:43.44. James Verhagen of Dartmouth took third thanks to a strong second half; he came from behind and just touched out Princeton’s Connor Maher 1:44.52 to 1:44.58.

100 free

Harvard’s Chris Satterthwaite picked up his second Ivy championship with a 43.11 victory in the 100 free. In a reshuffling of the deck from prelims, Eric Schultz (43.30) of Penn took second place and Harvard’s Griffin Schumacher (43.56) was third.

200 breast

Dartmouth senior Nejc Zupan took back the pool record Harvard’s Eric Ronda had set in prelims and won the 200 breast in 1:54.29. Ronda was second and Princeton’s Byron Sanborn, third.

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Brown senior Tommy Glenn (photo courtesy of Brown Athletics)

200 fly

Brown senior Tommy Glenn finished his Ivy League career with yet another win in the 200 fly. He goes out having won both the 100 and the 200 the last three years in a row. This third time was the charm, though, as his 1:42.35 broke Doug Lennox of Princeton’s 2009 meet record of 1:42.78 and set a new Blodgett Pool standard (which Kevin Quinn of Columbia had established in prelims with a 1:44.06). Second place went to Quinn with 1:43.32 and third to his teammate David Jakl in 1:43.68. Quinn and Jakl were also under the old pool record time.

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Harvard diver Mike Mosca. Archive photo courtesy of Harvard Athletics.

3 meter diving

Harvard diver Mike Mosca set a Blodgett Pool record with his win in 3m diving, and he narrowly missed out on bettering his own meet mark as well. Mosca won a resounding victory with 409.50 points. Second place went to Mark O’Connell of Princeton. Mosca’s teammate Joe Zarrella finished third.

400 free relay

Harvard finished the meet on a high note with a pool record in the 400 free relay. Schumacher (43.81), Oliver Lee (43.66), Manchester (44.03), and Satterthwaite (42.14) combined for a 2:53.64, ahead of Penn’s Alex Porter, Schultz, Dillon McHugh, and Rhoads Worster (2:54.76) and Princeton’s Hu-Van Wright, Harrison Wagner, Jeremy Wong, and Sandy Bole (2:55.12).

 

High-point swimmer of the meet: Chris Swanson (Penn)
High-point diver of the meet: Mike Mosca (Harvard)
Career high-point swimmer: Nejc Zupan (Dartmouth)
Career high-point diver: Tyler Pramer (Yale)

 

Final Standings

1 Harvard University 1495
2 Princeton University 1413
3 University of Pennsylvania  1050
4 Yale University 987
5 Columbia University 955
6 Dartmouth College 718
7 Brown University 679.5
8 Cornell University 561.5

Comments

  1. Greg & Susan Doak says:
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    Way to go Coach Kevin and Team Harvard!!!! Cheering from Maine! YAHOO!!

  2. SwimFan says:
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    Congratulations to Harvard Men’s Swim Team! It is well deserved. Unfortunate to see the senior Crigler out of final swims due to injury.

  3. Harvard Coach? says:
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    Harvard advertising for Head Coach… Protocol following a trial-year for a new coach? Did he leave for somewhere else? Drama? What gives?

  4. Go Crimson says:
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    Kevin Tyrrell took what appeared to be an impossible situation and turned it into an Ivy Championship for the Crimson. To take over the reigns in the 11th hour, and then to have one of his better swimmers lie to him throughout the season (and ultimately leave the team) … and then to have his job hanging over his head right before Ivy Champs …. shows the character, integrity, talent, and selflessness that Kevin Tyrrell has.

    Kevin Tyrrell deserves to be named the next HMSD head coach.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four teenage daughters, all of whom swim. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently a …

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