Men's Swimming & Diving Home Saturday
Jan. 2, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy men's swimming and diving team will open its 2014 slate of meets Saturday at 2 p.m. when the Midshipmen play host to Princeton in Lejeune Hall.
Navy will return to the pool for its first meet following a three-week break for final exams and the Christmas holiday. The Mids recorded a 196-104 win over Army back on Dec. 12, a victory that raised their record to 4-2 on the year and allowed Navy to place fifth in the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Power Rankings at the halfway point of the season.
Princeton, winners of the last five Ivy league titles, has posted a 4-0 record this season. Saturday's meet will be the first for the Tigers since Dec. 8 when they played host to -- and won -- the Big Al Invite against Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Rider and Villanova. The Tigers also sit atop the latest CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Power Rankings.
"Princeton is one of the most consistently strong programs in the NCAA," said Navy head coach Bill Roberts. "This year's team is as good as any we have competed against. We look forward to excellent competition on Saturday."
Princeton won 14 events during last year's meet against Navy on its way to posting a 182-115 victory over the Mids. Thomas Duvall (So., Durham, N.H.) was the lone Mid to win an event against the Tigers during last year's meet. He would win both the 500 and 1000 free races on the day.