2023 Ivy League Men’s Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap



  1. Harvard / Princeton – 120
  2. Yale/Columbia – 106
  3. Brown / Cornell – 100
  4. Penn – 94
  5. Dartmouth – 90

The second night of finals from the 2023 Ivy League Men’s Championships promises to be an exciting one as the Harvard Crimson and Princeton Tigers come in tied atop the team standings with 120 points.

However, some controversial disqualifications from last night’s relays have apparently been overturned resulting in adjusted point totals for the rest of the teams. The updated scores are reflected above, and you can read more about it here.

Yale’s Noah Millard claimed the top seed this morning in the 500 free, while Princeton’s Raunak Khosla leads the 200 IM and Harvard’s Marcus Holmquist heads up the 50 free.


  • Ivy League Record: 4:13.34 – Brennan Novak, Harvard (2018)
  • Pool Record: 4:13.34 – Brennan Novak, Harvard (2018)
  • NCAA A Standard: 4:11.40
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time: 4:14.96

Top 8:

  1. Noah Millard (Yale) – 4:10.62 (IVY + POOL Record)
  2. Yu Tong Wu (Columbia) – 4:14.74
  3. Mitchell Schott (Princeton) – 4:18.14
  4. John Ehling (Princeton) – 4:18.98
  5. Ben Littlejohn (Harvard) – 4:19.41
  6. Nicholas Lim (Princeton) – 4:20.61
  7. Cole Kuster (Harvard) – 4:21.94
  8. Dylan Porges (Princeton) – 4:30.09

That’s a way to start a night. Yale sophomore Noah Millard deep-sixed the conference and pool records with a NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 4:10.62. No other Ivy League swimmer had ever been under 4:13 until tonight. Pending other times from tonight, that moves Millard to #6 in the nation this season. Last year, Millard won the B-final with a time of 4:16.88.

A pair of freshmen took the next two spots, with Columbia’s Yu Tong Wu touching 2nd at 4:14.74 and Princeton’s Mitchell Schott finishing 3rd at 4:18.14.

A lot of swimmers were fairly bunched up behind Schott. Princeton’s John Ehling took 4th at 4:18.98, followed by Harvard’s Ben Littlejohn (4:19.41), Princeton’s Nicholas Lim (4:20.61), and Harvard’s Cole Kuster (4:21.94).

Last year’s champion, Dylan Porges of Princeton, ended up 8th tonight at 4:30.09. Today he went nearly the same time in prelims (4:20.51) as he did last year (4:20.45) before winning in 4:17.84.


  • Ivy League Meet Record: 1:41.88 – Raunak Khosla, Princeton (2022)
  • Pool Record: 1:42.80 – Raunak Khosla, Princeton (2019)
  • NCAA A Standard: 1:41.22
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time: 1:43.36

Top 8:

  1. Raunak Khosla (Princeton) – 1:41.11 (IVY + Pool Record)
  2. Sebastian Wolff (Cornell) – 1:44.27
  3. Jack Kelly (Brown) – 1:44.50
  4. Tyler Hong (Princeton) – 1:44.77
  5. Gunner Grant (Harvard) – 1:44.93
  6. Jared Simpson (Harvard) – 1:45.41
  7. Alexander Hazlett (Yale) – 1:46.53
  8. Max Kreidl (Princeton) – 1:55.21

One event after Millard’s Ivy record in the 500 freestyle, Raunak Khosla followed up with some history of his own. In the championship final of the men’s 200 IM, Princeton senior Khosla became just the third Ivy League swimmer to win the event four times.

He captured his fourth title in record-setting fashion, undercutting his own Ivy League, meet, and pool records with a 1:41.11. It’s a best time by .13 seconds, undercutting his 1:41.24 that he swam to finish 12th at 2022 NCAAs.

Khosla took control of the race on the breaststroke leg, pushing out to a body length lead. However, behind him the race for second was just heating up–there’s just a .66 second gap between second and fifth place. At the touch, it was Cornell sophomore Sebastian Wolff who got his hand on the wall in 1:44.27 for the silver medal. Wolff powered home in 25.22–fastest in the field behind Khosla–to out-touch Brown’s breaststroke specialist Jack Kelly. Kelly’s bronze medal time is a new lifetime best for him, chopping about a half second off the mark he swam at the midseason Bruno Invitational.


  • Ivy League Record: 18.90 – Alex Righi, Yale (2009)
  • Pool Record: 19.37 – En-Wei Hu-Van Wright, Princeton (2016)
  • NCAA A Standard: 18.88
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time: 19.28

Top 8:

  1. Umit Gures (Harvard) – 19.36 (Pool Record)
  2. Joe Page (Yale/Marcus Holmquist (Harvard) – 19.52
  3. (tie)
  4. Ryan Linnihan (Harvard) – 19.57
  5. Zion James (Columbia) -19.73
  6. Marcus Hodgson (Yale) – 19.83
  7. Brett Feyerick (Princeton) – 19.93
  8. Max Walther (Princeton) – 19.96

The records just keep falling, as Harvard’s Umit Gures took down Brown’s pool record by a hundredth with his title winning time of 19.36. Gures used his powerful underwaters to separate himself from the field and get his hand on the wall first. It’s a new lifetime best for the senior, shaving four-hundredths off his previous mark, which he set at the HYP meet in 2020.

There was a tie for second between Yale’s Joe Page and Harvard’s Marcus Holmquist, who both clocked 19.52. It’s the same time that Holmquist swam to take the top seed out of prelims earlier today. When he swam it this morning, it was a new personal best and this session, it’s a new best for Page.

In the team title race, this heat was big for Harvard, as they went 1-2-4 with Gures, Holmquist, and Ryan Linnihan. Princeton put two swimmers into the ‘A’ final–Brett Feyerick and Max Walther–who finished seventh and eighth.

Breaking up the Harvard-Yale-Princeton party was Columbia freshman Zion James, who took fifth in 19.73.


Top 8:

  1. Jonathan Suckow (Columbia) – 437.00
  2. Adam Wesson (Harvard) – 350.85
  3. Aidan Thomas (Yale) – 343.00
  4. Luke Foster (Harvard) – 333.55
  5. Joe Victor (Princeton) – 300.10
  6. Raphael Tourette (Harvard) – 296.85
  7. Joseph Nicol (Columbia) – 277.10
  8. Denny Gulia-Janovski (Harvard) – 276.25

Jonathan Suckow destroyed his Ivy League and meet records on the 1-meter board tonight. The Columbia senior scored 437.00 points on his way to defending his title, besting his score from this meet last year by 38.75 points and his score from 2022 NCAAs (402.75) by 34.25 points.

Suckow won by a a big margin of 86.15 points, as Harvard’s Adam Wesson earned silver in 350.85. Last year, Wesson took third in this event.

Luke Foster and Joe Victor switched places from last year, with the Harvard junior grabbing the 26 fourth place points and the Princeton sophomore scoring 25.

With their 2-4-6-8 showing in this event, Harvard is holding onto a 2.5 point lead heading into the 200 freestyle relay.


  • Ivy League Record: 1:15.88, Harvard (2022)
  • Pool Record:
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:16.80

Top 8:

  1. Harvard (Gures, Linnihan, Greeley, Holmquist) – 1:16.54
  2. Yale (Millard, Hodgson, Brown, Page) – 1:17.10
  3. Princeton (Feyerick, Walther, Tudoras, Khosla) – 1:18.25
  4. Columbia – 1:19.43
  5. Penn – 1:19.65
  6. Cornell – 1:19.84
  7. Brown – 1:20.44
  8. Dartmouth – 1:20.49

It took until the third relay of the meet, but we’ve finally gotten through a relay event at Ivies with no disqualifications.

Harvard won the relay with a pool record time of 1:16.54, also hitting their first NCAA ‘A’ cut of the meet. 50 free champion Umit Guresled the relay off in 19.59, then handed things off to Ryan Linnihan (18.77), David Greeley (19.20), and Marcus Holmquist (18.98). Harvard was the only team to have more than one 18-point split.

The Crimson built up their lead to about three-quarters of a body length, though Yale did close the gap a bit on the anchor leg, as Joe Plage brought them home in 18.66. 500 free champion Noah Millard led the Bulldogs off in 19.88, knocking a tenth off his personal best. Marcus Hodgson and Lucius Brown formed the middle 100 of Yale’s relay, splitting 19.35 and 19.21, respectively.

Princeton’s squad of Brett Feyerick (19.86), Max Walther (19.41), Lucas Tudoras (19.65), and Raunak Khosla (19.33) clocked 1:18.25 for bronze.

There was a tight race for fourth, but Columbia edged out both Penn and Cornell with a 1:19.43

Team Scores Thru Day 2

  1. Harvard – 565
  2. Princeton – 552.5
  3. Yale – 377.5
  4. Columbia – 295
  5. Brown – 272
  6. Penn – 248
  7. Cornell – 210
  8. Dartmouth – 170

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1 year ago

I love seeing smart people also swim super fast

1 year ago

Another Australian mid-distance freestyler.

Cornell Big Magenta
1 year ago

The Ivy League is different!

1 year ago

Is that the fastest time ever from a “mid major” swimmer in the 500?

1 year ago

Looks like it may be close between Princeton and Harvard- maybe coming down to Harvard’s diving advantage

1 year ago

Is it just me or is the Ivy League way faster than it’s been?

Reply to  IndividualMedleyEnjoyer
1 year ago

A bunch of great times tonight for sure

tea rex
1 year ago

Crush it Raunak!

1 year ago

All relay dq’s from last night have been overturned

Jay Ryan
Reply to  yay
1 year ago

I would hope so. Film likely came through.

Reply to  Jay Ryan
1 year ago

The only video replay that can be used in NCAA’s is if there is direct overhead cameras – which there isn’t. Read the other posts people and know the rules. They put out a great message about reviewing the data and determining equipment malfunction – even though it passed the manufacturers tests.

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