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February 11, 2012

Princeton Men's Swimming and Diving Captures 2012 Ivy League Dual Meet Title

Courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

NEW YORK -- The 24th-ranked Princeton men's swimming and diving team completed a perfect regular season and honored its brilliant senior class with a 172-120 victory over Columbia Friday afternoon at Denunzio Pool.

The 10-member Class of 2012 posted a perfect 4-0 record over Columbia, and it will look for a similar four-peat in three weeks when the Ivy League Championship meet comes to Denunzio Pool during the first weekend of March. A senior class hasn't won four straight titles since the Class of 1992, but this Tiger class has put itself in position to match that achievement.

Princeton opened Friday's meet by winning the 200 medley relay in 1:30.28. The foursome of Michael Strand, Brian Barrett, Charlie Wang and Harrison Wagner posted a winning time of 1:30.28 to get the meet off on the right note.
 
Sophomore Paul Nolle continued his distance dominance by winning the 1000 free in 9:27.95, while freshman Conner Jager placed third in 9:35.58.
 
Freshman Connor Maher led off a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 free with a winning time of 1:42.17. Junior Rory Loughran took second in 1:43.36, while freshman Caleb Tuten took third in 1:43.53.
 
Senior Robert Coe (50.96) scored a win over classmates Colin Cordes (51.06) and Charlie Wang (51.12) in the 100 back, and junior Brian Barrett followed with a win in the 100 breast in 57.33.
 
Freshman Michael Hauss won the 200 fly in 1:48.80, while senior Matthew LaMonaca took second in a close 50 free in 20.93.
 
Junior Stevie Vines won the first diving meet of the session, the 3-meter, with 348.00 points. Freshman teammate Michael Manhard came back to win the 1-meter with 315.67 points, while Vines took third with 289.95 points.
 
Sophomore Ian Rea and freshman Harrison Wagner went 1-2 in the 100 free, with Rea winning the event in 46.30. Wagner was just off that pace with a time of 46.43, and sophomore Thomas Fellowes wasn¹t far behind with a fourth-place time of 46.61.
 
Coe completed his back double by winning the 200 in 1:50.78, while Maher took third in 1:51.98. Materniak scored a win in the 200 breast (2:04.08).
 
Freshman Michael Hauss won the 500 free in 4:33.34, while senior Charlie Wang won the 100 fly in 49.06.
 
Freshman Andrew Klutey won an exciting dual in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.61. That barely edged Columbia sophomore Eric Traub, who touched the wall in 1:53.79.
 
Princeton closed the meet by winning the 200 free relay in 1:23.99 (Rea, Fellowes, Andres Tung and Travis McNamara).