Men’s Swimming Finishes Strong at Texas; Divers Compete Well at Georgia

Men’s Swimming Finishes Strong at Texas; Divers Compete Well at Georgia

Jack Manchester finished seventh in the 200 back at Texas (Gil Talbot).

AUSTIN, Texas & ATHENS, Ga. – Two Harvard men's swimmers qualified for the A-finals on the final day of the Texas Invitational, while diver David Pfeifer qualified for the NCAA Zone Championships with a terrific showing on the three-meter board in Georgia Saturday.

Texas Invitational – Results
The Harvard swimmers ended the Texas Invitational with a number of solid performances. The evening finals started off with Logan Houck placing 10th in the 1,650 free with a 'B' cut mark of 15:11.57.

Senior Jack Manchester was one of two Crimson to qualify for the A-finals of an event Saturday, competing in the 200 back. Manchester's 'B' cut of 1:44.00 was good for seventh overall. Fellow senior Eric Ronda was the other Crimson to reach the top final heat, qualifying in the 200 breast. His 'B' cut of 1:57.75 was good for sixth.

Freshman Dean Farris was the top Harvard finisher in the 100 free, claiming second in the C-final with a time of 43.99, also a 'B' cut. Christian Carbone reached the B-final of the 200 fly, coming in sixth in the heat. Sava Turcanu finished second in the C-final.

Harvard put the finishing touches on a successful weekend at Texas, placing 11th in the 400 free relay. Farris, Manchester, Steven Tan and Sebastian Lutz clocked in at 2:56.75.

Georgia Diving Invite - Results
Harvard's divers were back on the boards at Georgia Saturday, competing in the three-meter. Competing against a tough field of opponents, junior David Pfeifer led the way for the Crimson. After coming in 10th in the prelims, Pfeifer improved on his score and moved up to sixth in the finals with a 326.45, qualifying him for the NCAA Zone Championships at the end of the season. Junior Bobby Ross placed 11th in the finals, while freshman Austin Fields finished 14th.