Men’s Swimming and Diving Takes Down Boston College, 179-112

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).
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team kept its unblemished record in tact Saturday afternoon, moving to 9-0 on the year with a 179-112 defeat of Boston College at Blodgett Pool. The Crimson earned victories in 13 of the events competed.

Harvard got the meet off to a strong start, registering the top two finishes in the 200 medley relay. The Crimson's 'A' squad of Koya Osada, Shane McNamara, Max Yakubovich and Sebastian Lutz clocked in at 1:30.33, narrowly ahead of Harvard's 'B' team. Osada went on to find individual success later in the meet, coming away victorious in the 200 backstroke by a tremendous margin of 9.76 seconds.

Lutz also posted a pair of solid individual performance, finishing as the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke to teammate Eric Ronda (56.75) and third in the 100 butterfly. A pair of Lutz's teammates edged him in that event, as Ed Kim earned the win with a time of 48.92 and Luke Morgan-Scott claimed second.

The 1,000 free saw Daniel Tran take the top honors with a finishing mark of 9:20.84. Harvard's Jack Boyd took third. In a shorter version of the free, the 200, sophomore Brennan Novak led the field with a time of 1:39.14 with freshman Daniel Chang on his heels in second.

The 100 back was witness to another 1-2 Harvard finish led by Dean Farris' winning mark of 48.42. Junior Steven Tan touched in second, while Tran was in fourth. Farris later went on to earn a second victory in the 500 free, clocking in at 4:31.95.

Continuing the trend of the Crimson earning the top two finishes, Kim and Tan came in first and second, respectively in the 50 free. Kim won the event with a time of 20.54. Harvard garnered the top two spots in the 200 breast as well. Adam Lam led the way in 2:11.18 and senior Mitchell Foster took second.

Harvard dominated the 100 free event as rookie Raphael Marcoux led a trio of Crimson to finishing wall with a time of 46.29. Novak and Aly Abdel Khalik touched in second and third.

On the boards, juniors David Pfeifer and Bobby Ross tallied scores that earned them first and second. Pfeifer racked up a score of 337.43 for the victory.

Harvard's final regular season dual occurs on Feb. 4-5 when it heads to New Haven, Connecticut to take on Yale.