2014 Men’s Ivy League Championships – Day Two Up/Mid/Down: Princeton Roars Back

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)
  • Psych Sheet: Available
  • Live Results: Available
  • Live Video: Available
  • Championship Central

 

Up/Mid/Down

Team

A Final

B Final

C Final

Brown

1

6

7

Columbia

5

8

4

Cornell

2

4

8

Dartmouth

2

3

8

Harvard

8

6

0

Penn

5

6

4

Princeton

13

2

3

Yale

4

5

6

 

Princeton dominated the second morning of the 2014 Men’s Ivy League Championship, placing 18 in finals, of which 13 were “Ups.” Harvard loaded up the A final of the 200 free as expected, and will score heavily there and in tonight’s 800 free relay, but the rest of the events belonged to its Ivy guests. Notably, these guests broke pool records in every individual event but one.

400 IM – Brown 0/1/1, Columbia 2/2/1, Cornell 0/1/1, Dartmouth 0/1/1, Harvard 1/2/0, Penn 1/1/1, Princeton 3/0/0, Yale 1/0/3. Meet Record: 3:44.39 Nejc Zupan (Dartmouth, 2013); Pool Record: 3:47.35 Jack Foster (Columbia, 2014)

The first record went down in the 400 IM when two freshmen, Columbia’s Foster and Princeton’s Sam Smiddy, both went under the old mark of 3:47.83 (Geoff Rathgeber, Harvard, 2008) with 3:47.35 and 3:47.37, respectively. This should be an exciting final tonight, as Princeton’s Teo D’Alessandro who won the 200 IM yesterday, also qualified for the A flight.

100 fly – Brown 1/2/2, Columbia 2/0/1, Cornell 1/1/2, Dartmouth 0/1/1, Harvard 0/2/0, Penn 1/1/1, Princeton 2/1/1, Yale 1/0/0. Meet Record: 45.12 Doug Lennox (Princeton, 2009); Pool Record: 46.30 Tommy Glenn (Brown, 2014)

Brown senior Tommy Glenn (photo courtesy of Brown Athletics)

Brown senior Tommy Glenn (photo courtesy of Brown Athletics)

Defending Ivy champion and Brown senior Glenn led a trio of butterfliers under the previous pool record of 47.29 from 2008 (Bill Jones, Harvard). Glenn qualified first in 46.30 and will defend his title from lane 4 in tonight’s final. David Jakl of Columbia was second in 46.40, breaking his own school record by more than a half-second with the swim. Swimming in lane 3 tonight will be Penn senior Rhoads Worster, whose 46.97 lowered his own school record by a full second.

200 free – Brown 0/1/1, Columbia 0/3/0, Cornell 0/0/2, Dartmouth 0/0/3, Harvard 5/1/0, Penn 0/1/1, Princeton 2/1/1, Yale 1/1/0.  Meet Record: 1:33.50 Doug Lennox (Princeton, 2009); Pool Record: 1:34.57 Rowdy Gaines (Auburn, 1980)

They just love the 200 free at Harvard. The Crimson qualified five for tonight’s A final, with freshman Aly Abdel Khalik leading the way. He qualified in 1:36.11, ahead of teammate Chris Satterthwaite and Princeton’s Sandy Bole who come in with 1:36.78 and 1:37.03, respectively. The next five are only separated by .44 so it should be an exciting final. Notable drops here include Alex Porter of Penn (-8.3) and Tim Satterthwaite of Cornell (-4.7); both will swim again in the C final tonight.

100 breast – Brown 0/0/1, Columbia 0/2/0, Cornell 0/2/2, Dartmouth 1/0/3, Harvard 1/1/0, Penn 2/2/0, Princeton 3/0/0, Yale 1/1/2. Meet Record: 52.86 Jonathan Christensen (Princeton, 2012); Pool Record 53.56 Nejc Zupan (Dartmouth, 2014)

Dartmouth senior Zupan set a new Blodgett Pool record of 53.56 with his top-qualifying swim from prelims. He erased one of the few remaining records from the NCAA Championships held in Cambridge in 1980: 53.59 by Steve Lundquist of SMU. Byron Sanborn of Princeton dropped nearly a second off his entry time to qualify second with 53.87. Harvard’s Eric Ronda was third.

100 back – Brown 0/2/2, Columbia 1/1/2, Cornell 1/0/1, Dartmouth 1/1/0, Harvard 1/0/0, Penn 1/1/1, Princeton 3/0/1, Yale 0/3/1. Meet Record: 46.32 Alex Righi (Yale, 2009); Pool Record: 47.31 Michael Strand (Princeton, 2014)

Princeton junior Strand broke the final pool record of the day, 47.33 set by Harvard’s David Berkoff in 1989. Strand was out like a shot in 22.84 and finished with 47.31 to establish the new mark for Blodgett Pool. James Verhagen of Dartmouth had the second-fastest time from prelims, a 47.54. Cornell freshman Dylan Sali qualified third with 47.91. Sali, who broke the Cornell school record in the 200 IM in last night’s final, is only .04 off in the 100 back.

Diving is taking place right now and the 1000s begin at 4:35 p.m. Finals begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

Standings After Day One

1. Harvard University 505
2. Princeton University 400
3. University of Pennsylvania 315
4. Yale University 243
5. Dartmouth College 231
6. Columbia University 222
7. Brown University 189.5
8. Cornell University 170.5

 

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huckybear
7 years ago

Where is Jack Pohlmann and Anton Lundin?

newswim
7 years ago

Better check your numbers. Luna made the A final so that’s 9 for Harvard not 8.
Also the 1000, while a timed final is a Harvard event.
NB: One no scoring splash for Princeton and 3 C finalists
Yes much better morning for Princeton but in my opinion the just fell short of roaring back.

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