Harvard Men and Women Raced Georgia Tech in “Scrimmage”


  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Harvard (Cambridge, MA)
  • October 7, 2016
  • Pool length: 25 yards


The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s teams traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to face the Harvard Crimson in a “scrimmage.” No scoring was kept during the meet.

Both teams had numerous individual winners, but the men’s matchup may have been slightly more competitive.

Women’s Meet

The meet got off to an exciting start with the first event, the 200 medley relay, which Harvard won by a mere 4 one-hundreths. Harvard had faster backstroke and butterfly legs, while Georgia Tech had better breaststroke and freestyle splits. Georgia Tech, however, got even with last event of the meet, the 400 free relay, which they won by over 2 seconds.

The Crimson women’s team was led by Sonia Wang. She had three individual wins for the day in the 200 back (2:01.84), 100 fly (55.85) and 200 fly (2:00.95), the latter of which she won by more than 6 seconds. Other individual winners for Harvard were Willa Wang (not related to Sonia) in the 1000 free (10:19.09), Kristina Li in the 100 back (56.60), Megan Popp in the 200 IM (2:05.71) and Miki Dahlke in the 100 free (51.19).

For the Lady Yellow Jackets, Kaitlin Kitchens won the 50 free (23.94), Iris Wang won the 200 free (1:50.51) and Emily Ilgenfritz won the 500 free (5:01.92). Georgia Tech was also dominate in the breaststroke events, with Florina Ilie winning the 100 breast (1:05.31) and Chiara Ruiu taking first in the 200 (2:20.65).

Men’s Meet

The men’s relays mirrored those of the women. Harvard took the 200 medley first, only to be defeated by Georgia Tech in the last event of the meet, the 400 free relay.

Individually, Freshman Dean Farris shined for Harvard. He had the fastest backstroke split in the 200 medley relay with a 22.81 (although his relay got DQ’ed during the freestyle leg), won the 200 back (1:47.60), got second in the 200 free (1:38.53) and had by far the quickest split in the 400 free relay (43.70).

Other individual winners for Harvard included Novak Brennan in the 1650 free (15:29.58), Daniel Tran in the 100 back (50.06), Paul O’Hara in the 50 free (20.82), Zach Snyder in the 500 free (4:33.83) and Steven Tan in the 100 fly (49.00).

For Georgia Tech, Rodrigo Quadros Correia led the way with three individual wins. Correia won the 200 free over Farris in 1:38.29, then took the 100 free (44.85) and the 200 IM (1:51.52). Moises Loschi also had multiple wins, taking the 100 breast (55.57) and 200 breast (2:00.85)

Georgia Tech’s Ben Southern also picked up an individual win in the 200 fly (1:49.55).


Courtesy of Georgia Tech Athletics:

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving team totaled 14 first-place finishes on Friday afternoon in a dual meet versus the Crimson of Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Labeled a scrimmage, team scoring was not kept for the head-to-head meet.

“I thought we did a good job racing today. It is always tough to travel and compete on the same day,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “Harvard is a great team and it was a fun scrimmage. We are looking forward to getting into ACC competition tomorrow.”

On the women’s side, Tech picked up individual wins from Iris Wang, Florina Ilie, Kaitlin Kitchens, Chiara Ruiu and Emily Ilgenfritz, as well as touched the wall first in the 400 free relay event in the final race of the day.

Wang posted her win in the 200 free event, finishing first with a time of 1:50.51, while Ilgenfritz touched the wall first in the 500 free with a time of 5:01.92.

The Yellow Jackets dominated the breaststroke events, as Ilie and Ruiu finished first and second in the 100 breast event with times of 1:05.31 and1:05.50, respectively. In the 200 breast, Ruiu took first-place with a time of 2:20.65, finishing ahead of freshman Kristen Hepler (2:21.44) and Ilie (2:21.77), who finished in second and third overall.

Junior Kaitlin Kitchens recorded the first-place finish in the 50 free with her top time of 23.94, while fellow Jacket Wang came in third with her time of 23.96.

Both Wang and Kitchens, along with Ilgenfritz and Ruiu, made up the 400 free relay ‘A’ team that closed the meet out with a first-place finish in the 400 free relay event with a time of 3:27.40. Megan Hansen, Morgan Lyons, Alex Rieger and Lila Best placed third with a time of 3:33.59.

In the 200 medley relay, the Tech ‘A’ team of Maddie Paschal, Ilie, Lyons and Kitchens finished in second-place with a time of 1:44.61, one place in front of the ‘B’ team comprised up of Sara Gilbert, Hepler, Chloe Miller and Hansen who touched the wall at 1:47.82.

Paschal (57.99), Gilbert (58.00) and Rieger (59.00) went third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the women’s 100 back, while Rieger (2:04.12) and Gilbert (2:07.67) took third and fifth overall in the 200 back event.

Tech’s Kitchens (56.25) and Lyons (57.77) touched the wall back-to-back in third and fourth in the 100 fly, while Ilgenfritz (2:07.11) and Miller (2:08.01) placed second and third in the 200 fly race on the afternoon.

Wang finished in second-place in the 100 free with a time of 51.23, two spots ahead of Hansen and her fourth-place finish at 53.56, while Ruiu placed in a tie for second in the 200 IM with her time of 2:06.54. Hepler (2:08.90) and Kira de Bruyn (2:12.58) finished in fifth and sixth overall for the event.

Off the starting blocks and on the boards, freshman Carly Doi finished third in the diving event with a score of 266.70. Madison Young placed seventh overall with a score of 251.77.

The Yellow Jackets totaled eight wins overall on the men’s side highlighted by multiple first-place individual finishes from Rodrigo Quadros Correia and Moises Loschi.

Correia took first-place in the 200 free with a time of 1:38.29, in the 100 free with his time of 44.85 and in the 200 IM touching the wall with a time of 1:51.52.

Loschi added two wins with victories in the 100 breast with a time of 55.57 and in the 200 breast with his time of 2:00.85. He also finished in third-place overall in the 1650 free with a time of 15:48.32.

Not to be outdone, co-captain Ben Southern earned a first-place win in the 200 fly with a time of 1:49.55 and swam the second leg of the 400 free relay ‘A’ team, which included Noah Harasz, Mark Keaveny and Quadros Correia, that touched the wall first with a time of 3:04.55.

The Tech ‘B’ relay team with Aidan Pastel, Brian Woodbury, Alex Kimpel and Oskar Zimowski placed second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:07.66.

Southern also posted a second-place finish in the 100 fly with a time of 49.17, while Brad Oberg (50.83) and freshman Clay Hering (51.02) placed in fourth and fifth-place overall.

Hering (1:50.87) finished in third in the 200 fly, in front of Tim Slanschek (1:52.64) and Oberg (1:52.94) who followed in fourth and fifth, respectively.

The other win from the men’s team came in diving, as Omar Eteiba took first-place overall with a total of 324.82 points for the event, placing just ahead of fellow teammate Matt Casillas and his score of 318.22.

The Yellow Jackets also took second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:31.25.

Newcomers Brennan Day (16:23.31) and Danny Yos (16:43.08) finished in fifth and sixth overall in the 1650 free event in their first races as Yellow Jackets, while fellow freshmen Pastel (1:44.11) and Austin Whalen (1:44.26) placed sixth and seventh in the 200 free event in their first intercollegiate action.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will turn around to take on Boston College and Pittsburgh in an ACC tri-meet on tomorrow, Oct. 8, at 12 p.m. (noon) in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

There was no press release available from Harvard Athletics at the time of the posting of this article.



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