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