The Yale men's swimming and diving team may have been bested by Harvard and Princeton at this weekend's H-Y-P meet, but a strong showing from many Bulldog swimmers has first-year coach Tim Wise's squad optimistic about their chances as they head to Storrs, Conn., for a matchup with UConn Saturday.
The Bulldogs (1-6) saw their freshman class step up in a big way against the Crimson and Tigers, led by Mikey Bogese who took first overall in the 400-yard IM AND third overall in the 1650-yard freestyle. Classmate Pat Killian also had a big weekend in the sprint events, while West Cuthbert took fourth overall in the 200-yard freestyle. Also strong for Yale was senior captain Kyle Veatch, taking fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and sixth in the 100-yard race.
UConn (6-1) is coming off a win against Bucknell at the Bison Invitational this weekend. The Huskies were led by sophomore Karim Zayed, who won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard IM, and by freshman Keith Piper, who took the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke against the Bison. UConn's senior Adam Guenario won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions.
The dogfight begins Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Storrs.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity.