February 9, 2001

Swimming to Compete at Teagle

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The men’s swimming and diving team gets to stay home this weekend when Harvard and Dartmouth come up to East Hill for an Ivy League pool extravaganza.

Today the festivities begin with the diving competition. Tomorrow the competition continues with the swimming.

The Red is coming off its first Ivy league win against Columbia, but still sports a 3-6, 1-6 Ivy record.

Will Norgard has been a top performer for the Red all season and Eric Gonzalez was a key in last weekend’s victory. But Cornell will have to pull out all the stops to compete against Harvard, who has a stronghold on first place in the league.

Dartmouth sports a much less sterling record. It finished in last place at the Eastern Intercollegiate Seabord League Swimming and Diving Championships (EISLS) in tenth place. Cornell finished in seventh, while Harvard was first.

The women’s swimming and diving team will follow the men’s meet with a nonconference meet against Buffalo tomorrow in Teagle Hall.

Last year, Cornell beat Buffalo in a close contest, 158-142, at Buffalo University. They hope to increase the margin of victory in this weekend’s home event.

Their record almost parallels the men’s at 4-6, 1-6 Ivy. Tomorrow’s meet is the last competition for the ladies before they attend the Ivy Championships at Princeton in two weeks.

Archived article by Amanda Angel