CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After the first night of the 2020 Ivy Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, Harvard sits atop the leaderboard with a total of 120 points, 12 points ahead of Columbia, on Wednesday evening.
The Crimson began the championship meet, placing second in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of Will Grant, Jared Simpson, Umitcan Gures, and Mahlon Reihman clocked with a time of 1:16.34 – second shy of Columbia's foursome.
Harvard answered in its second and final even of the night. The Crimson's 800-yard freestyle relay team of Reihman, Corban Rawls, Michael Zarian, and Marcus Holmquist swam away with first place, clocking in with an NCAA B-cut time of 6:20.96.
• The Crimson's 800-yard free relay time of 6:20.96 was one second shy of eclipsing the Blodgett Pool record of set by Harvard in 2017.
Day two of the 2020 Ivy League Championships begins tomorrow, Feb. 27 with the prelims at 11 a.m. It will be broadcast on ESPN+.