Chang Wins Triple as Harvard Beats Ivy Rival Penn

PENN vs. HARVARD

  • Jan. 18, 2020
  • Hosted by Penn
  • Short Course Yards
  • Full Results

TEAM SCORES

WOMEN

  1. Harvard 169
  2. Penn 128

MEN

  1. Harvard 187
  2. Penn 113

Harvard senior Daniel Chang picked up a winning triple for the Crimson as the men and women both beat Ivy League rival Penn last weekend. First, he swept the breaststrokes, posting a 56.52 in the 100 and a 2:01.36 in the 200. He closed out his schedule in the 200 IM, where he came from behind to narrowly beat teammate Michael Zarian, 1:49.59 to 1:45.95.

Will Grant, a freshman, earned a winning double. He was the only man under 50 with a 49.30 in the 100 back. He swept the backstrokes, dominating the 200 back in 1:46.05 ahead of Zarian (1:48.65). The women had a freshman win a double as well, with Felicia Pasadyn winning the 500 free (4:51.00) and 100 back (55.59).

Senior Miki Dahlke won a tight race with teammate Addie Rose Bullock in the 200 free. Dahlke led for most of the race, with Bullock making a late charge on the final 50. Dahlke held her off at the finish, winning 1:50.64 to 1:50.97. She returned to win the 100 fly, clocking in at 54.97.

PRESS RELEASE – HARVARD MEN

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Harvard men’s swimming and diving (6-2, 5-0 Ivy) secured its fifth Ivy League dual meet victory with a 187-113 win over Penn on Saturday afternoon.

The Crimson’s 200-yard medley relay team of Will GrantJared SimpsonUmitcan Gures and Mahlon Reihman set the tone touching the wall with a time of 1:29.67 – one second ahead of Penn’s quartet. Harvard’s B squad, Eric WhisenantDaniel ChangMichael Zarian and Ryan Linnehan collected two points for the Crimson finishing third with a time of 1:30.65.

Highlighting the Crimson swimmers was senior Daniel Chang, who reeled in three first-place finishes in the 100- (56.52) and 200- (2:01.36) breaststrokes as well as the 200 IM (1:49.59). Chang’s time in the 200 breast was the fourth-best time this season and put and currently has three of the Crimson’s top four times in the event this season.

On the boards, first-year Luke Foster led Crimson divers posting a score of 303.15 on the 1-meter board to secure first-place, while earning third on the 3-meter tallying a score of 321.45. Junior Alec DeCaprio captured first on the 3-meter with a, season-best, score of 341.24.

Harvard Highlights
– First-year Will Grant continued his solid first year finishing first in the 100- and 200-yard back with times of 49.30 and 1:46.05, respectively, while clocking in a time of 50.04 in the 100 fly to finish fourth.
– Sophomore Umitcan Gures finished first in the 100 fly with a time of 47.89 and currently holds the team’s top-three times in the event this season.
– Additionally, Gures posted a time in the 50 free to place second – .21 seconds behind Penn’s Nathaniel Cunnan.
– Harvard moves to 75-2 against Penn all-time.

Next Up
Harvard is off for two weeks, preparing for the annual, two-day H-Y-P meet on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Princeton, N.J.

PRESS RELEASE – HARVARD WOMEN

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Utilizing its team depth, Harvard women’s swimming and diving edged out Penn, 169-128, on Saturday afternoon.

The Crimson began the day strong, finishing back-to-back in the 200-yard medley relay. Harvard’s A-squad of Felicia PasadynJaycee Yegher, Addie Rose Bullock and Mei Lynn Colby touched the wall two seconds ahead of the quartet of Athena YeKennidy QuistDarlene Fung and Kate Hazlett to set the tone of the meet.

First-year swimmer Felicia Pasadyn registered a pair of first-place finishes, including in the 500 free. In one of the two long distances events of the day, Pasadyn came in with a time of 4:51.00 – the second-best time of the season. Her second first-place finish of the day came in the 100 back (55.59), while teammates Matti Harrison (57.34) and Athena Ye (57.54) finish third and fourth, respectively.

In the diving portion of the competition, first-year Evie Geier on the 1-meter board posting a score of 264.59. Right behind her was fellow first year Elizabeth Miclau with a score of 263.39. Miclau also finished first in the 3-meter, scoring 297.08.

Harvard Highlights
– Sophomores Helena Moreno and Samantha Shelton posted the team’s best times this season in the 1,000 freestyle, clocking in with times of 10:11.88 and 10:14.46, respectively.
– Additionally in the 200 IM, Shelton notched the Crimson’s fourth-best time of the year touching the wall with a time of 2:04.58.
– Junior Jaycee Yegher registered the third-best time of the year in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.42 – one second shy of her best this season.
– Senior Miki Dahlke registered two first place finishes in the 100 fly (54.97) and the 200 free (1:50.64).
– Harvard is now 31-3 against Penn, increasing its streak to 16.

Next Up
Harvard is off for two weeks, preparing for the annual, two-day H-Y-P meet on Feb. 1-2 in Princeton, N.J.

PRESS RELEASE – PENN

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s swimming and diving team went toe-to-toe with reigning Ivy League champions, Harvard, in the Ivy League regular season finale but were both dropped in narrow results.

The men’s team lost 169-128 while the women were dropped, 187-113. On the day, Penn won nine total events and had 40 swimmers/relay teams take top-three finishes in 32 total events.

Recapping the Penn Women
Catherine Buroker—a 2019 NCAA Championships-qualifier and two-time Ivy League champion—continued to rip through the pool in 2020. She took Penn’s first victory of the day with a first-place finish in the 1,000 free after a 10:06.43 finish. Grace Giddings finished second just seconds behind, reaching the wall in 10:09.10.

The Quakers followed up with another 1-2 finish in the 200 fly. Monika Burzynska and Anna Newnam were neck and neck for just about the entire race, but Burzynska pulled away with a quick final 50 to touch the wall in 2:07.20. Newnam finished just .02 seconds behind to take second place.

Serena Xue grabbed Penn’s third victory of the day after topping the field in the 200 breast. The senior developed a solid, one-second lead in the race’s first lap and maintained her lead, finishing in 2:20.42.

Penn closed out the individual events with a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 IM as Linda Zhang (2:11.74), Kristen Sun (2:15.73), and Emma Holmquist (2:17.09) scored some valuable points for the Quakers. Penn closed things out with a show of depth. In the 400 relay, Penn’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ relay teams posted the two fastest times. A team of Meredith NewmanMargot KaczorowskiCamryn Carter, and Emily Layne took first (3:33.11) while a team consisting of Anna FengLyndsey ReeveMollie Westrick, and Bridget O’Leary took second (3:38.61).

Recapping the Penn Men
Despite dropping a narrow, 169-128 team loss to the Crimson, Penn had a handful of positive performances. Jacob Furlong started things off with a first-place finish in the 200 free as a clutch final 100 made way for a 1:39.60 finish, just .08 seconds ahead of Harvard’s Marcus Holmquist.

Sean Lee—who has been unstoppable for the Quakers this season—kept things going as he raced to a 1:47.32 finish in the 200 fly. Nathaniel Cunnan earned Penn’s third victory of the day, stretching to defeat Harvard’s Umitcan Gueres in the 50 free with a time of 20.50.

The Quakers, who have dominated the distance events in recent years, earned their final event victory with a 1-2 finish in the 500 free. Jacob Furlong and Will Kamps—both sophomores—landed the top two spots with Furlong topping the field (4:29.54) and Kamps finishing a hair behind (4:30.04).

UP NEXT
After closing out the Ivy League regular-season schedule today, the Quakers look ahead to their final dual of the season as they host West Chester on February 1.

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