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Elis Fall to Harvard and Princeton

Ronald Tsui. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)
Ronald Tsui. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)

Heymann Breaks School Record 

Princeton, N.J. – Sophomore Andrew Heymann broke his own Yale record in the 200-yard breaststroke Sunday, but the Yale men's swimming and diving team was defeated by Harvard and Princeton on Sunday at DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, N.J. Sunday's defeat at the annual, two-day HYP meet, marked the Bulldogs' first losses of the season. 

Sunday's competition started with the 200-yard medley relay. Yale's 'A' and 'B' flights placed fifth and sixth. Yale's 'A' flight featured senior Mike Dominski, freshman Jake Goldstein, sophomore Alwin Firmansyah and junior Pat Killian. The team finished with a time of 1:33.04. Right behind was Yale's 'B' flight, consisting of sophomores Rob Harder and Ronald Tsui and juniors Ed Becker and Paschall Davis.

The diving wrapped up Sunday with the 1-meter men's final. Junior Tyler Pramer placed seventh with a score of 285.05. Freshman James McNelis finished in eighth place with a score of 263.15. Princeton's Stephen Vines won the event with a score of 332.75. Harvard's Michael Mosca, who finished just behind Vines, won the 3-meter event on Saturday evening.

The first individual swimming event Sunday was the 400-yard individual medley. Sophomore Robert Dowd finished ninth (4:02.02) and sophomore Mike Lazris finished in 10th place. Harvard freshman Christian Carbone won the event with a time of 3:49.85. Carbone also won the 200-yard butterfly. 

Freshman Kevin Stang finished sixth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:49.41. Sophomore Andy Wingerson finished in ninth. Princeton's Connor Maher won the event. 

Yale swimmers placed ninth, 10th and 11th in the 500-yard freestyle. Harder finished in ninth (4:33.24), freshman Brian Hogan finished 10th (4:33.83) and freshman William Yang finished 11th (4:36.36). 

Heymann broke his own school record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:01.34. Heymann's school-record breaking time was good for fifth place. Harvard's Chuck Katis won the event. Katis also won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley. 

The results from Saturday and Sunday's meet bring Yale's record to 7-2 on the season. 

The Elis return to action next Saturday, Feb. 9 at home against Brown. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. EST at the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition pool at Yale's Payne Whitney Gym. 

Report by Charles Tuggle, Yale Sports Publicity.