2017 Ivy League Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships
- Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
- Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Boston MA (Eastern Standard Time)
- Prelims 11AM / Finals 6PM
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Live on Ivy League Digital Network (Subscription Only)
The Harvard Crimson took advantage of its home-pool advantage to shine on Day One of the 2017 Ivy League Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The men of Cambridge set a pool record in the 200 medley relay and a championship, pool, and school record in the 800 free relay to jump to an early lead over the field.
Steven Tan (22.04), Shane McNamara (24.27), Max Yakubovich (20.32), and Dean Farris (18.89) combined for 1:25.52 in the medley relay for Harvard’s first win. Penn’s CJ Schaffer, Colin McHugh, James Jameson, and Thomas Dillinger finished second with 1:26.34. Cornell (Dylan Curtis, Alex Evdokimov, Luke Reisch, and Jack Brenneman) placed third with 1:26.68. Yale’s Aaron Greenberg anchored the Bulldogs’ sixth-place relay with 18.60.
In the next event, Harvard destroyed the competition, as well as all the records on the books, with an NCAA “A” cut of 6:19.80, thanks in large part to a stunning 1:31 anchor from Farris. The Crimson relay consisted of of sophomore Brennan Novak (1:36.47), freshman Zach Snyder (1:36.65), senior Aly Abdel Khalik (1:35.39), and freshman Farris (1:31.29).
Yale hit the NCAA “B” standard and beat the pool record by 1.6 seconds with their 6:24.24 from junior Jonathan Rutter (1:36.86), sophomore Adrian Lin (1:34.71), freshman Tristan Furnary (1:39.15), and junior Kei Hyogo (1:34.52).
Standings after Day One:
- Harvard University 128
- University of Pennsylvania 110
- Yale University 104
- Columbia University 104
- Cornell University 104
- Brown University 96
- Dartmouth College 94