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Robert Newell
Robert Newell
Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School: Arapahoe
Position: Back/Fly
Major: Human Evolutionary Biology
House Affiliation: Adams

Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving
Personal Records
50 Free: 22.53 (Columbia, 11/21/08)
200 Free: 1:46.16 (Brown, 1/24/09)
100 Back: 49.21 (Ivy League Championships, 3/1/12)
200 Back: 1:46.93 (at HYP, 1/31/09)
200 Breast: 2:15.87 (Brown, 1/24/09)
100 Fly: 51.21 (at Brown, 1/21/11)
200 IM: 1:48.87 (Ivy League Championships, 3/4/10)
400 IM: 4:13.85 (USA Swimming National Championships, 12/2/11) 

Senior 2011-12
Captain ... Won the 200 back with a time of 1:52.83 and participated in the 200 IM against Cornell and Dartmouth Nov. 12 ... Took second in the 200 IM (1:52.62) at Columbia Dec. 10 ... Won the 100 back and 100 fly, and was on the 200 medley relay team which took second against Brown Jan. 19 ... Took first in the 200 back (1:50.46) and second in the 100 back (51.12) at Penn Feb. 11 ... Turned in a personal best time of 49.21 in the 100 back at the Ivy League Championships March 1.

Junior 2010-11
Captured the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events in 51.22 and 1:50.43, respectively, at the Cornell/Dartmouth meet ... Won the 100 back against Nov. 19 Columbia in 51.37 ... Member of the 400-yard medley relay team that finished first against BU on Dec. 3 ... Won the 100-yard backstroke in 51.17 and finished first in the 100-yard butterfly in 51.21 against Brown Jan. 21 ... Won the 100-yard backstroke in 51.26 and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:50.44 against Penn Jan. 23 ... Finished second in the 100-yard backstroke in 49.94 at the Yale/Princeton tri-meet Jan. 30 ... Came in third in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:48.70 at the 2011 Ivy League Championship.

Sophomore 2009-10

Turned in third-place time of 1:47.09 in the 200 back at Ivy League Championships … Placed fifth in the 200 individual medley at Ivy Championships with NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:48.87 … Finished 12th in the 100 back at Ivy Championships … Placed fourth in the 100 back at HYP meet … Placed fourth in the 200 individual medley at HYP meet … Finished third in the 200 back at HYP meet with a time of 1:48.74.

Freshman 2008-09
Placed fifth in 100 and 200 backstroke events against Cornell and Dartmouth with times of 52.31 and 1:52.95 ... Finished fourth in 200 backstroke against Columbia, touching the wall in 1:56.43 ... Was 10th in 200 backstroke with a time of 1:51.51 at Georgia Invitational ... Swam fifth in 100 backstroke (55.66) at Arizona State ... Finished fourth in 100 backstroke (52.99) and 200 backstroke (1:55.20) against Navy ... Was fourth in 100 backstroke (53.78) against Penn ... Won the 200 breaststroke against Brown, touching the wall in 2:15.87 ... Placed second in 200 backstroke (1:46.93) and fourth in 100 backstroke (49.75) and 200 IM (1:50.09) at HYP meet ... Won the 'B' final in 200 IM (1:49.04) and was eighth in 100 backstroke (50.15) at Ivy League Championships.

Background
Colorado 5A state champion in 100 back at Arapahoe High ... Multi-even NISCA All-American ... Speedo Academic All-American ... Junior national, national and U.S. Open qualifier ... Holds two event records at Arapahoe High ... Presidential Scholar Athlete ... National Merit Finalist ... NCTE Writing Contest winner ... AP Scholar with Honor.