PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard men's swimming and diving holds a 125-61 advantage over Yale and is tied with Princeton, 93-93, after the first day of action at the annual H-Y-P meet on Friday evening.
The Crimson set the tone of the meet, coming out with a season-best time in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Harvard's A-squad of Umitcan Gures, Michael Zarian, Levente Bathory and Ryan Linnehan posted a second-place finish, touching the wall with a time of 1:20.23 – two seconds shy of first.
Gures inked his name in the Crimson record book, posting the third-best time in program history in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking in with a season-best time of 19.40. In the distance event, first-year Noah Brune cut .12 seconds off his previous mile time, touching the wall with a time of 15:13.18 – beating out classmate Cole Kuster's 15:14.03.
A pair of Harvard divers finished in the top four on the 1-meter board. Junior Alec DeCaprio finished second with a score of 348.00, while senior Austin Fields posted a score of 340.35, good enough for fourth-place.
• First-year Gunner Grant finished first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall with a season-best time of 46.72 and putting him second amongst the program's all-time leaders in the event.
• In the 200-yard butterfly, sophomore Jacob Johnson registered the Crimson's best-time of the season, finishing second with a time of 1:44.25, which also puts him fourth amongst the program's leaders.
• The Crimson's 400-yard medley relay A-squad of Gunner Grant, Jared Simpson, Umitcan Gures, and Mahlon Reihman closed out day one of the of H-Y-P clocking in with a time of 3:10.96 to secure first-place.
Harvard returns to the pool tomorrow for the second day of H-Y-P beginning at noon.