Strong Performances on Night Two Has Men's Swimming and Diving Atop Standings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's swimming and diving closed out the second night of the 2020 Ivy League Championships at the top of the standings with a total of 489 points on Thursday evening.

First-year Cole Kuster got the night started for the Crimson, taking home individual champion honors in the 500-yard freestyle. Kuster beat out Dartmouth's Connor LaMastra by .49 seconds, clocking in with a season-best time of 4:18.17 to seal first place.

Junior Alec DeCaprio and senior Austin Fields represented the Crimson in the finals of the 1-meter dive. DeCaprio placed fifth posting a score of 32-.25, while Field scored a 282.55 to place eighth.

The Crimson's 200-yard freestyle relay squad of Umit Gures, Michael Zarian, Mahlon Reihman, and Levente Bathory closed out the night finishing third with a season-best time of 1:19.43.

Harvard Highlights

• The Crimson finished 1-2-3 in the B-final of the 200-yard IM. Sophomore Jacob Johnson touched the wall six hundredths of a second before first-year Will Grant. Senior Daniel Chang finished third, clocking in a 1:46.75.

• Junior Michael Zarian placed third in the 200-yard IM, taking .39 seconds off his season-best time, clocking in at 1:44.51.

• Sophomore Umit Gures placed second in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking in .17 seconds shy of Columbia's Albert Gwo who earned first place.

• In the B-final of the 50-free, junior Mahlon Reihman placed first, beating out Cornell's Trevor Lake by a tenth of second, touching the wall with a time of 20.10.

Next Up
Harvard returns to the pool for day three of the Ivy League Championships tomorrow morning with prelims beginning at 11 a.m. It will be broadcast on ESPN+.