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Men’s Swimming in Fourth Place After Day One of Georgia Invitational

Pictured: Evan Schindewolf and the Crimson earned 181 points on day one.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography

Complete Day One Results

ATHENS, Ga. – Competing against some of the best men’s swimming and diving teams in the nation, Harvard earned 181 points on the day one of the Georgia Invitational, putting the Crimson in fourth place. Ninth-ranked Georgia stands in first with 424 points, followed by No. 4 Florida with 230 points and Denver with 207 points.

In the 200 freestyle relay, the foursome of Brendan McIntee, Greg Roop, Niall Janney and Rick McKellar placed fifth, as the group posted a time of 1:25.94. Harvard also had a relay squad finish seventh in the race, as Greg Pelton, Ryan Cutter, Ross Ford and Matthew McLean combined for a mark of 1:26.85.

Co-captain Alex Meyer led the way for the Crimson in the 500 freestyle, as he clocked in at 4:28.98 for fifth. Mason Brunnick was close behind, grabbing seventh place in 4:32.45. Roop won the “C” final, touching the wall in 4:34.26, while Blake Lewkowitz was the runner-up in that race (4:34.63). Douwe Yntema was Harvard’s top finisher in the 200 IM, claiming seventh place with a mark of 1:52.27. In the consolation race of the 200 IM, Janney swam the fastest time (1:52.00), while Owen Wurzbacher was third in the consolation (1:53.57).

In the final of the 50 freestyle, Ford and Pelton posted times of 22.36 and 22.40, respectively. On the three-meter board, Michael Stanton earned 301.00 points, as he placed seventh. Zac Ranta finished eighth, scoring 286.15. Harvard took sixth in the final event on Friday, the 400 medley relay. Yntema, Wurzbacher, Janney and McIntee swam a collective time of 3:27.06, while the foursome of Pelton, Evan Schindewolf, Ford and McKellar recorded the eighth best time (3:30.96).

In the 500 freestyle preliminaries earlier in the day, Meyer was Harvard’s top finisher, clocking in at 4:30.91 for fifth place. Brunnick also competed, taking eighth in the event with a time of 4:34.14. Roop posted the fastest time among Crimson swimmers in the 50 freestyle preliminaries, as he touched the wall in 21.85. In the preliminaries of the three-meter diving, Stanton scored 301.00, good for sixth, while Ranta amassed a score of 279.95 for eighth place.

Action resumes at the Georgia Invitational Saturday at 5 p.m.