2022 Ivy League Men’s Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

2022 Men’s Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships

After Day 1’s timed finals of the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay, Harvard sits alone at the top of the standings, 18 points ahead of second-place Princeton and 22 points in front of Yale. The individual events begin on Thursday with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 1-meter diving.

We will have another chance to see Harvard’s Dean Farris in action in prelims of the 50 free, where he is seeded second (19.60) behind teammate Raphael Marcoux (19.41).

Princeton’s Raunak Khosla will seek to defend his title in the 200 IM. He is seeded first with 1:43.66 but will be challenged by Penn first-year Matthew Fallon (1:44.03).

Yale’s Noah Millard is top seed in the 500 free (4:18.99). Dylan Porges of Princeton (4:21.60) and William Kamps of Penn (4:21.97) will also be contenders for the crown.


Men’s 500 Freestyle – Prelims

  • Ivy League Record: 4:13.34 – B. Novak, Harvard (2018)
  • Pool Record: 4:13.34 – B. Novak, Harvard (2018)
  • NCAA A Standard: 4:11.62
  • NCAA B Standard: 4:23.34

Top 8:

  1. Shane Washart, Harvard – 4:18.26
  2. Cole Kuster, Harvard – 4:19.48
  3. John Ehling, Princeton – 4:19.88
  4. Nicholas Lim, Princeton – 4:19.90
  5. Dylan Porges, Princeton – 4:20.45
  6. Lukas Scheidl, Brown – 4:20.97
  7. Nicolas Ortega, Brown / Peyton Werner, Princeton – 4:21.89

Peyton Werner of Princeton led from start to finish in heat 1, leading by a full body length already at the 150 mark. At the halfway mark, already up by two bodies, he began his descent and put his legs into the effort. Werner clocked in at 4:21.89 to win the heat by nearly six seconds over Yale’s Jed Michael Jones (4:27.62), who just out-touched Dartmouth’s Matt Molloy (4:27.85).

The first circle-seeded heat went to Princeton’s Nicholas Lim in lane 5. Columbia’s Seung Joon Ahn led through the 200 but Lim took over at the halfway point and powered home to get the win with 4:19.90. Penn’s William Kamps finished second (4:22.29), ahead of Michael Lincoln from Brown (4:23.40).

Dylan Porges of Princeton and Lukas Scheidl of Brown traded stroke for stroke in much of heat 3, with Porges putting the hammer down over the final 75 yards to win, 4:20.45 to 4:20.97. Penn’s Billy Fallon (Matthew’s older brother) touched out Princeton’s Billy Swartwout, 4:22.72 to 4:22.94, for third.

Shane Washart of Harvard had the wire-to-wire win in the final heat, going 4:18.26 to post the morning’s top time. Behind him in quick succession were his teammate, defending champion Cole Kuster (4:19.48), and Princeton’s John Ehling (4:19.88).

Men’s 200 Individual Medley – Prelims

  • Ivy League Record: 1:42.80 R. Khosla, Princeton (2019)
  • Pool Record: 1:43.24 – M. Andrew (2018)
  • NCAA A Standard: 1:41.34
  • NCAA B Standard: 1:46.77

Top 8:

  1. Raunak Khosla, Princeton – 1:42.82
  2. Max Kreidl, Princeton – 1:44.73
  3. Jared Simpson, Harvard – 1:44.97
  4. Gunner Grant, Harvard – 1:45.28
  5. Matthew Fallon, Penn – 1:45.60
  6. Tyler Hong, Princeton – 1:45.77
  7. Jacob Johnson, Harvard – 1:45.86
  8. Ben Hayes, Brown – 1:45.26

Brown’s Jack Kelly dropped 7.3 seconds to win heat 1 in 1:47.27. Heat 2 went to Paige Dacosta of Cornell in 1:48.34, with Columbia’s Ike Shirakata finishing second (1:49.64) just ahead of Brown’s Vincent Huang and Penn’s Matthew Leblanc, who tied for third with 1:49.77.

Harvard’s Jared Simpson won the first circle-seeded heat in 1:44.97, followed by Princeton’s Tyler Hong (1:45.77) and Harvard’s Jacob Johnson (1:45.86). Harvard’s Gunner Grant went out strong in the penultimate heat, building up a huge lead heading into the breaststroke. Penn’s Matthew Fallon turned on the jets during the breast leg, very nearly making up the 3.3-second deficit with a 28.6 split. Grant ended up touching out Fallon, 1:45.26 to 1:45.60, for the win.

Defending champion Raunak Khosla of Princeton controlled the final heat from start to finish. He stopped the clock in a pool-record time of 1:42.82, just .02 off his Ivy mark. Second place went to teammate Max Kreidl in 1:44.73. Penn’s Kevin Keil (1:47.27) edged Princeton’s Hunter Kim (1:47.30) for third.

Men’s 50 Freestyle – Prelims

  • Ivy League Record: 18.90 – A. Righi, Yale (2009)
  • Pool Record: 18.90 – A. Righi, Yale (2009)
  • NCAA A Standard: 18.96
  • NCAA B Standard: 19.96

Top 8:

  1. Dean Farris, Harvard – 19.37
  2. Jonas Kistorp, Columbia – 19.41
  3. Philippe Marcoux, Yale – 19.58
  4. Joseph Page, Yale – 19.67
  5. Brian Lou, Princeton / Raphael Marcoux, Harvard – 19.70
  6. Mahlon Reihman, Harvard – 19.72
  7. Umit Gures, Harvard – 19.77

Tim Cushman of Dartmouth got things started with a 20.61 win in heat 1. He was followed by teammate Steven Mendley, who won heat 2 in 20.57 ahead of Princeton’s Max Hunger (20.67) and Yale’s Nathan Stern (20.68).

Columbia’s Albert Gwo, who won this event in 2020, was the first to break the 20-second barrier, claiming heat 3 in 19.99 ahead of Brown’s Lucas Hess (20.44). His Columbia teammate Jonas Kistorp went 19.41 to win the first circle-seeded heat. Brian Lou of Princeton went 19.70 to edge Harvard’s Marcus Holmquist (19.84) for second in the heat.

Harvard’s Dean Farris dominated heat 5, touching in 19.37 for the overall top time of the morning. Teammate Mahlon Reihman (19.72) was second, while Penn’s Benjamin Feldman (19.80) touched out Princeton’s Max Walther (19.89) for third.

The final heat pitted the Marcoux brother against each other, and it was younger Philippe of Yale who ended up with the win. He came to the wall in 19.58 ahead of his Bulldog teammate Joseph Page (19.67), while older brother Raphael of Harvard, the top seed in this event, came in third (19.70).

Men’s 1-Meter Diving – Prelims

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2 years ago

Why is this necessary?

John Hueth
Reply to  Alo
2 years ago

Because I’m trying to spread awareness that people care more about hating on other people than actually enjoying the sport like I do. Because you are asking why this is necessary, I’m assuming you are with me in the battle for Lia Thomas to swim with the women and that you enjoy swimming for the sport, not for the transphobia.

Clown Alert
Reply to  John Hueth
2 years ago

Correction: It’s not necessary. Why are you taking the focus away from the men actually competing at the meet? Why can’t we just enjoy the men’s meet like you keep talking about?

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