CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Yale men's swimming and diving team concluded its dual meet season against Harvard and Princeton in the annual HYP meet. The Bulldogs fell 266-87 to Harvard and 237-116 to Princeton but had a number of standout performances across the two-day competition.
The Bulldogs resumed the second day of competition with a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay in a tight race. The 'A' team – senior Edward Stolarski, sophomore Tim Dorje Wu, junior Henry Gaissert and junior Max Bottene – touched at a time of 1:28.60.
Gaissert continued to have a strong meet in the sprint freestyles, following up on his second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle on the first day with another second place finish in the 100-yard freestyle at 43.84. Gaissert also anchored the runner-up team in the 400-yard freestyle relay: the team clocked in at 2:57.83 with strong swims from Bottene, junior Ryan Huizing and first year Nathan Stern.
First year Cristian Bell had another good swim in the 200-yard backstroke to claim third place at 1:47.41, leading the team in the event throughout the dual meet season. Leading the divers, sophomore Christian DeVol bounced back on the second day to take a close second place in the one-meter diving with 333.90 points.
"Although we did not come out on top today, there were several outstanding performances throughout the meet," said Jim Henry, the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Coach of Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving. "Many Eli's obtained personal best times this weekend at HYP. Thanks to all of the alumni, parents and friends who traveled to Cambridge to cheer us on. We look forward to being at our best in three weeks at the Ivy Championships. We will be ready to race on February 27th in Providence."
Report by Neil Zheng '19, Yale Sports Publicity