Men’s Swimming and Diving Dominates First Night of Ivy League Championship Meet

Freshman Dean Farris was the final leg of both record-setting relays for the Crimson Wednesday (Gail Farris).
Freshman Dean Farris was the final leg of both record-setting relays for the Crimson Wednesday (Gail Farris).

RESULTS

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 2017 Ivy League Men's Swimming and Diving Championship Meet got underway Wednesday at Blodgett Pool with Harvard winning both events competed, the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay.

The 800 free relay proved record-setting for the Crimson. Brennan Novak, Zach Snyder, Aly Abdel Khalik and Dean Farris teamed up for breakneck time of 6:19.80. That mark shattered the previous Ivy Championship meet record (6:24.75), the Blodgett Pool record (6:25.84) and qualified as an NCAA 'A' cut. 

Harvard's 200 medley relay performance also broke the previous Blodgett Pool record, clocking in at 1:25.52. That time, raced by Steven Tan, Shane McNamara, Max Yakubovich and Farris, qualified as an NCAA 'B' cut.

 Through the two events, Harvard has a 128-110 lead over Penn. Columbia Cornell and Yale each have 104. Competition continues Thursday in Cambridge with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, one-meter dive and the 200 free relay.