Yale Faces Ivy Rivals Harvard, Princeton

Mike Lazris. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)
Mike Lazris. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Prepare for Two-Day Meet 

New Haven, Conn. – The Yale men's swimming and diving team will be competing against Harvard and Princeton on Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3. The two-day meet will take place at DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, N.J.

The Elis are coming off victories over Fordham and Rider on Jan. 26.  Yale defeated Fordham 201-97 and Rider 203-93. Sophomores Alwin Firmansyah, Rob Harder and Andrew Heymann each claimed two individual victories. Firmansyah won the 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard breaststroke. Harder swept the backstroke events, winning both the 100-yard and 200-yard races. Heymann won the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke.

All three of the aforementioned sophomores have had standout seasons, helping the Bulldogs earn a perfect 7-0 record for the year. Perennial Ivy League leaders Harvard and Princeton both bring undefeated records to DeNunzio pool Saturday and Sunday.

After recording a 6-2 record for the 2011/2012 season, the Bulldogs have already eclipsed last year's win total. With the exceptional quality of this season's underclassmen, the Elis should be expected to improve upon what has already been a tremendous season.

The meet is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

Report by Charles Tuggle '14, Yale Sports Publicity