Diver Jonathan Suckow of Columbia led the field in the qualification round of 1-meter diving on Day 2 of the 2022 Men's Ivy Championships. Current photo via Columbia University Athletics: Mike McLaughlin
For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of three finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, places 9 through 16 the B final and places 17 through 24 the C final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.
With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups,” “Mids” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Mid” to swimmers in the B final and “Down” to swimmers in the C final.
Princeton and Harvard both had big starts to Day 2, earning 20 and 17 spots, respectively, in tonight’s finals. Princeton loaded up with four A finalists in the 500 free and 1-meter diving and three in the 200 IM. Harvard stuffed the A final of the 50 free with four sprinters and had multiple top-8 swimmers in the 500 free (2), 200 IM (3) and 1m diving (2). Harvard also comes in seeded first in the relay, which scores double.
Brown outscored the psych sheet by 61.5 points, placing 13 swimmers and divers in finals. Also with 13 were Yale and Penn.
Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. 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 …
Remarkable first day for the Tigers. I don’t think anyone thought harvard would be challenged, but this is going to be a very interesting meet, probably decided by <40 points
Props to brown for a great start as well
With Harvard’s fifth years, I didn’t expect this to be a close competition. Princeton divers stepped up big time!
Let’s go Princeton!!!!!