Men’s Swimming and Diving Continues Strong Push at Texas and Georgia Invites

Dean Farris shattered records in the 100 back and 200 free Friday night (Gil Talbot).
Dean Farris shattered records in the 100 back and 200 free Friday night (Gil Talbot).

Dean Farris took third overall in the 

AUSTIN, Texas & ATHENS, Ga. – The Harvard men's swimming team completed the second full day of competition at the Texas Invitational with a number of solid performances, while the divers also competed well at the first night of the Georgia Diving Invitational.

Texas Invitational - Results
The 200 free saw two Crimson stand out in their respective finals. Freshman Dean Farris showed his high-caliber speed, qualifying for the A-final and taking third overall with a 'B' cut mark of 1:34.30, which broke the program record in that event. Brennan Novak was the first to touch the wall in the D-final, also registering a 'B' cut of 1.36.80.

Shane McNamara and Eric Ronda each had strong showings in the B-final of the 100 breast, clocking 'B' cuts. McNamara took second with a 54.20, while Ronda clocked in at 55.26 for fourth.

Steven Tan produced the top Crimson finish in the opening event of the night, the 100 fly, taking third in the C-final with a 'B' cut time of 47.49. Sebastian Lutz also clocked in with a 'B' cut in the D-final, earning second with a 47.79.

Christian Carbone and Zach Snyder both qualified for the B-final in the 400 IM, finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. Daniel Chang took third in the C-final.

Koya Osada came up with the best finish in the 100 back for the Crimson, posting a 'B' cut and a third-place showing with a time of 48.39.

Harvard capped the night with a 15th-place finish in the 200 medley relay comprised of Jack Manchester, Ronda, Mitchell Foster and Grant Goddard.

Georgia Diving Invitational - Results
Harvard's divers were in action at the Georgia Diving Invitational, placing all three of its competitors in the finals in the 1-meter event. Junior Bobby Ross led the way, finishing 10th in the prelims and finals, recording a score of 271.10 in the evening round. Junior David Pfeifer came away 14th in the finals, tallying a 258.85, while freshman Austin Fields finished one spot back in 15th.