Men’s Swimming Qualifies Four Individuals, Five Relays for NCAA Championships

Jack Manchester is one of four individuals to qualify for the NCAA Championships (Gil Talbot).
Jack Manchester is one of four individuals to qualify for the NCAA Championships (Gil Talbot).

PSYCH SHEETS | QUALIFICATIONS BY SCHOOL | RELAY QUALIFIERS

INDIANAPOLIS – Four individuals and five Harvard swimming relay teams have been selected to compete at the NCAA Championships, as announced by the Division I selection committee Wednesday.

Freshman Dean Farris qualified in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. He enters as the top seed in the 200 free after winning the Ivy League Championships with a time of 1:31.56. His 100 back time of 45.38 is the ninth-fastest qualifying time.

Senior Jack Manchester will compete in the 200 back. Manchester was the Ivy League champion in the event this year and registered the 15th-fastest time this season. Sophomore Brennan Novak will be in action in the 1,650 free after qualifying 22nd in the event. Junior Shane McNamara was the final individual to qualify, posting the 17th-fastest time in the 200 breaststroke this season.

All five of Harvard's Ivy-winning relay teams were invited to compete as well.

The championships will be held March 22-25 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.  Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana Sports Corp. will serve as co-hosts.