Men’s Swimming and Diving Topples Columbia at Home, 190-102

Christian Carbone won the 200 butterfly versus Columbia (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team improved to 3-0 on the season, knocking off its third Ivy League opponent of the season Friday, beating Columbia 190-102 at Blodgett Pool.

Similar to its triumph at Dartmouth last week, the Crimson started out the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. The foursome of Koya Osada, Shane McNamara, Max Yakubovich and Dean Farris touched in 1:29.14 to take first place. Harvard's other two relay teams in the event took second and third.

The 1,000 free was up next with the Crimson taking the top three spots in that event as well. Brennan Novak led the field in 9:11.96, with Logan Houck and Kent Haeffner following him to the wall. A pair of freshman led the charge for Harvard in the 200 free as Farris claimed top honors with his time of 1:36.03, while Zach Snyder took third.

Another Harvard trifecta followed in the 100 back, as Osada, Daniel Tran and Jack Manchester finished 1-2-3. Osada touched in the fast time of 49.11. The 100 breast saw McNamara earn first-place accolades with a time of 54.73. Daniel Chang finished second in the event.

The senior duo of Christian Carbone and Yakubovich earned the top-two finishes in the 200 butterfly, touching the wall in 1:49.27 and 1:49.65, respectively. Steven Tan and Sebastian Lutz kept the winning coming in the speedy 50 free. Tan posted a time off 20:43 to claim first, while Lutz took second in 20.61.

Farris continued the tremendous start to his rookie year with another victory in the 100 free, registering a time of 43.68. Junior Ed Kim placed second. Tran and Manchester paced the field in the 200 back with Tran winning with a 1:46.36 mark. Chang garnered a win in the 200 breast, outracing the field with a 2:00.18 time. McNamara was on his heels in second with a 2:00.52. Snyder also found himself atop the leaderboard in the 500 free, edging a fellow freshman from Columbia with his time of 4:26.73. Tan rounded out the Crimson victories in the pool with a 48.25 in the 100 butterfly.

Jayden Pantel won both the one- and three-meter boards for Columbia, with Harvard's Bobby Ross earning second in both.

Harvard will now prep for the Texas (swimming) and Georgia (diving) Invitationals that begin November 30. It's next Ivy League dual will be Jan. 13 against Penn and Brown.