The second half of the Big Three rivalry continued where the first left off: pool records in almost every event, and mind-blowing swims from Yale sophomore Brian Hogan.
Coming into Day Two the scores were:
Harvard 103 – 83 Princeton
Princeton 110 – 76 Yale
Harvard 105 – 81 Yale
Not too surprisingly, after its win in the 400 medley relay last night, Harvard walked away with victory in the 200 medley relay and set another Kiphuth Pool record. The quartet of Jack Pretto, Danny Crigler, Jacob Luna, and Griffin Schumacher went 1:28.34, taking down the previous mark of 1:29.53 set by Princeton’s Raigla – Christensen – Monovoukas – Faux in 2011. Princeton (1:28.65, Michael Strand, Marco Bove, Connor Maher, and Harrison Wagner) and Yale (1:29.35, Mike Lazris, Andrew Heymann, Alwin Firmansyah, and Aaron Greenberg) also finished under the previous record.
Brian Hogan dropped almost 13 seconds and stunned the field with his 3:48.81 in the 400 IM. He won the event with an NCAA “B” cut and set pool (3:52.68, Greg Wriede, Harvard, 1995), H-Y-P Meet (3:49.36, Geoff Rathgeber, Harvard, 2007), and Yale (3:50.11, George Gleason, 2001) records in the process.
No records were broken in the 100 free, but both Chris Satterthwaite (44.04) and Schumacher (44.27) of Harvard came away with “B” cuts. Princeton’s Jeremy Wong (44.62) was third.
The top five finishers in the 200 back made the “B” standard and the top three all came in under the Kiphuth Pool record time (1:46.75, David Cromwell, Harvard, 2007). Harvard freshman Jack Manchester won the event in 1:43.43, edging out Yale’s Rob Harder in the last 50. Harder (1:43.88) broke the Yale record of 1:44.73, set by George Gleason in 2001, while Manchester got the H-Y-P honor, previously 1:44.68 by Connor Maher, Princeton, 2013. Maher (1:44.10) and two of his teammates (En-Wei Hu-Van Wright, 1:44.86, and Conner Jager, 1:54.07) were the others to get “B” cuts.
Firmansyah of Yale won the 100 fly in a “B” cut of 48.23. Teammate Lazris (48.80) edged out Princeton’s Brooks Powell (49.13) for second.
The Bulldogs’ Hogan (4:22.40) knocked a whopping 9 seconds off his seed time and won the 500 free but only came away with a pool record (4:24.45, Sam Wollner, Harvard, 2008) and a “B” cut. Also achieving “Bs” were Harder of Yale (4:23.86, a 7-second drop) and Aly Abdel Khalik of Harvard (4:24.17).
Proving life goes on without your superstar breaststroker, Harvard freshman Eric Ronda (1:57.13) stepped up and wiped out Chuck Katis’s H-Y-P Meet record of 1:57.87 from 2013. He also got the Kiphuth Pool record (1:59.45, Nejc Zupan, Dartmouth, 2014), and a “B” time, to boot. Also achieving “B” standards were Princeton’s Byron Sanborn (1:57.97), Harvard’s Matthew Karle (1:58.36), and Heymann of Yale (1:58.67).
The 400 free relay produced the final pool (2:59.23, Harvard University, Kiedel – Kurmakov – Butts – Matuszak, 1997) and meet (2:55.24, Harvard, Schumacher-Lee-Brophy-Satterthwaite, 2013) records: a 2:55.13 “B” cut from Harvard’s Schumacher, Lee, Crigler, and Satterthwaite. Second and third places went to Princeton (2:57.13, Hu-Van Wright, Maher, Teo D’Alessandro, and Wong) and Yale (2:59.15, Firmansyah, Harder, Oscar Miao, and Victor Zhang).
Mike Mosca (321.85) and Joe Zarrella of Harvard were again atop the diving points, this time in the one-meter. Yale senior Tyler Pramer finished third this time, ahead of Princeton’s Nathan Makarewicz and Mark O’Connell.
Harvard 213 – 140 Princeton
Princeton 195 – 159 Yale
Harvard 203 – 150 Yale