2015 Ivy League Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships
- Dates: Thursday, February 26 – Saturday, February 28, 2015; prelims 11am, finals 6pm
- Location: DeNunzio Pool, Princeton, New Jersey (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions: Harvard (results)
- Live Results: Available
- Live Video: Available
- Championship Central
The third day of the 2015 Ivy League men’s championship began with a bang, as Jack Manchester of Harvard set a meet, conference, and pool record in the 200 back. The stands were already full on this final day of competition and the Crimson section erupted. This was just what they needed to get them motivated to close the 152.5-point lead Princeton had built up over the first two days of competition. Princeton, meanwhile, didn’t just roll over. The Tigers answered by qualifying a trio of 100 freestylers into the A final. Penn and Yale continued to exceed expectations, and Cornell had several impressive morning swims.
Defending champion Jack Manchester of Harvard got the session going with a huge prelims swim in the 200 back. He broke the meet, Ivy League, and pool records with a lifetime-best 1:41.44. Yale’s Rob Harder was also under the previous meet record mark with his time of 1:42.19.
Harvard’s Christian Yeager (1:43.50) put up the third-fastest time in prelims, followed by Princeton’s Connor Maher (1:43.59), Dylan Sali of Cornell (1:43.80), James Verhagen of Dartmouth (1:43.84), Koya Osada of Harvard (1:43.99), and Princeton’s Corey Okubo (1:44.20).
Griffin Schumacher of Harvard posted the top qualifying time with 43.19. He will be joined in the championship final by Penn’s Eric Schultz (43.25), Alex Ngan of Columbia (43.36), Harrison Wagner from Princeton (43.45), Columbia’s David Jakl (43.47), Sandy Bole (43.56) and Julian Mackrel (43.93) of Princeton, and Yale’s Aaron Greenberg (44.05).
Princeton’s Jack Pohlmann earned the center lane for tonight’s finals with 1:56.12. On either side of him will be Penn’s Cole Hurwitz (1:56.20) and Wes Thomas (1:56.41). Eric Ronda of Harvard qualified fourth (1:56.43).
Cornell freshman Alex Evdokimov, who won the 100 breast last night, had the fifth-fastest morning swim (1:56.77), just 1/100 ahead of Princeton’s Byron Sanborn (1:56.78). Harvard’s Shane McNamara (1:57.82) and Jonathan Rutter of Yale (1:57.82) will make up the rest of the A final.
Kevin Quinn of Columbia posted the fastest time of the morning with 1:43.88. Princeton’s Okubo (1:44.68) and Marco Bove (1:45.01) led the rest of the field: Christian Carbone of Harvard (1:45.48), Riley Springman of Brown (1:45.72), Zach Buerger of Princeton (1:45.76), and Harvard’s Jacob Luna (1:45.86) and Max Yakubovich (1:46.61).
Standings After Day Two
- Princeton University 1026
- Harvard Men’s Swimming 874.5
- Yale University 764
- University of Pennsylvania 725.5
- Columbia University 636
- Cornell University 450
- Brown University 413
- Dartmouth College 289