Harvard won all 16 events and improved its record to 8-2 (7-1 EISL) with a 234-64 win over Cornell last Saturday afternoon at Blodgett Pool. Among the outstanding performers were Tim Carver (Miami, FL), who won the 100 backstroke, took second in the 100 free, and was part of the victorious 200 freestyle relay team.
Greg Mone (Manhasset, NY) was also a double winner against the Big Red, taking the 100 and 200 breaststroke with times of 58.08 and 2:06.94, respectively.
Standout Brian Younger (St. Louis, MO) won the 200 freestyle (1:41.00) and the 200 backstroke (1:50.94) against Cornell. The win in the backstroke gives Younger victories in eight different events this season. In the double-dual meet against Princeton and Yale, Younger placed first in the 500 free (4:25.94) and the 1000 free (9:04.66) and took second in the 200 free (1:39.78). All three showings marked the fastest times by a Harvard swimmer this season.
In fact, 14 team bests were recorded by Crimson swimmers on the day of the Invitational and double-dual meet against Princeton and Yale.
Senior Dave Heilman (Auburn, AL) enjoyed a great day against Princeton/Yale as well, with wins in the 50 free (20.41) and as part of the 200 medley relay team (1:33.48 in the morning Invitational), and second place showings in the 100 free (44.71) and as part of the 400 freestyle relay team (3:00.75). All four times were season bests for a Harvard swimmer.
Senior diver Rich Beukema (LExington, MA) continues to excel. He has won the three meter event seven times and has five first place finishes in the one meter dive.
Harvard has one dual meet remaining--at Pennsylvania on February 18--before taking aim at its fourth straight EISL Championship. The Easterns will be held at Princton's Denunzio Pool on March 2-4.