Providence, R.I. – The Yale men's swimming and diving team dove into the Ivy League Championships with strong performances in both relays on the first day of competition.
The Bulldogs opened the meet with a season best in the 200-yard medley relay. Sophomore Tyler Harmon led off the relay with the backstroke leg and sophomore Tim Dorje Wu and first year Michael Blank followed up for the breaststroke and butterfly legs, respectively. Junior Max Bottene took it home with the freestyle anchor leg to touch at 1:27.63 in sixth place.
Yale repeated their runner-up finish from 2018 in the 800-yard freestyle relay with another season best at 6:24.35. Junior Henry Gaissert led off with a personal best at 1:35.69 while sophomores Patrick Frith and Harmon carried the momentum through the second and third relay legs. Moreover, team captain Adrian Lin swam the second fastest split of the meet to help the Bulldogs overtake Princeton for second place.
Competition resumes tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m.
Report by Neil Zheng '19, Yale Sports Publicity