Ivies Set for NCAA Mens Swimming & Diving Championships
AUSTIN, Texas - Columbia, Penn, Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth will have representatives on hand when the NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships get underway Thursday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center.
A total of 56 schools and 270 participants — 235 swimmers and 35 divers — will compete. Eleven of those qualifiers will be from Ivy League schools.
Columbia will have David Jakl and Kevin Quinn competing. Jakl qualified in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly and will also compete in the 50 freestyle. Quinn also qualified in the 200 butterfly and will also compete in the 200 IM and 400 IM.
Harvard will have six people in attendance, five of which have been declared for qualified relays. In addition to the relay group of Danny Crigler, Griffin Schumacher, Eric Ronda, Jacob Luna and Jack Manchester, Ronda has also qualified in the 200 breaststroke and will additionally compete in the 100 breaststroke. Mike Mosca will also compete in one meter and three meter diving. Mosca won both of those events at the Ivy League Championships earlier this month.
The Crimson is expected to compete in the 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay.
Yale's Brian Hogan has qualified in the 1,650 and will also compete in the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle events. Hogan won the 1,000 at the Ivy League Championships.
Dartmouth's Nejc Zupan has qualified in the 200 breaststroke and will also compete in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM. Zupan won the two breaststroke events at the Ivy League Championships.
Penn's Chris Swanson has qualified in the both the 500 freestyle and the 1,650. Swanson won both of those events at the Ivy League Championships.
ESPN3.com will stream finals sessions Friday and Saturday live. Additionally, ESPNU will air a 90-minute show at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 9.