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Yale to Challenge Harvard and Princeton at Annual HYP Meet

Photo Courtesy of John Lapides '72
Photo Courtesy of John Lapides '72

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's swimming and diving team will travel to Cambridge, Mass., to compete against Harvard and Princeton for its final dual meet of the 2017-18 season this weekend. 

The Bulldogs last defeated Seton Hall 219-79 with strong performances from the whole team. Heading into the meet, senior Kei Hyogo is ranked 13th and 18th in the 1650-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley, respectively. Additionally, senior Aaron Greenberg is ranked 28th in the nation in the 50-yard freestyle. However, the upcoming meet will be a difficult challenge; both Harvard and Princeton are undefeated in dual meets against Ivy League teams this season. 

This match-up will also be the final dual meet for Yale's seniors: team captain Dirk Bell, Matt Coetzee, Greenberg, Harrison Gu, Hyogo, Derek Kao, Shawn Nee, Jonathan Rutter and Wayne Zhang. The Class of 2018 has contributed to the team's 31-8 record since their arrival and have been key to the Bulldogs' success throughout their collegiate careers.

Competition will begin on Friday and continue through Saturday at Harvard's Blodgett Pool.  Events will kick off at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 12:00 a.m. on Saturday. The meet will also be streamed live on the Ivy League Network (pay-per-view) and more information can be found here.


Report by Neil Zheng '19, Yale Sports Publicity