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Yale to Host Harvard and Honor Seniors in Final Home Meet

Yale to Host Harvard and Honor Seniors in Final Home Meet

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's swimming and diving team will host Harvard in its final home meet of the 2016-17 season this weekend. This meet will conclude the Bulldog's regular season as they gear up for upcoming championship meets. It will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

In its last showing on Jan. 22, Yale defeated Cornell 193-107 with great performances all around. Junior Kei Hyogo was recognized as Ivy League swimmer of the week by for his significant contributions to the team, his fourth award this season. 

Harvard will be going into the meet with an undefeated season record. The Crimson found success with an especially talented freshman class. In their most recent victory over Boston College, freshman Dean Farris won two events, scoring big points for his team. 

Competition will take place this weekend over two days at the Robert J. H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool in Payne Whitney Gymnasium, kicking off at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and continuing at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

This match-up will be the final home meet for Yale's seniors, who have contributed to the team's 33-9 record since their arrival. The Class of 2017 will be recognized at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday before competition resumes. 

Yale men's swimming and diving will honor the following seniors: Alex Goss, Ben Lerude, Anthony Mercadante, Oscar Miao, Alex Schultz, Nick Sehlinger and Ian Wooley


Report by Neil Zheng '19, Yale Sports Publicity