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Men's Swimming and Diving Takes Nine of 16 Events, Upends Columbia

Men's Swimming and Diving Takes Nine of 16 Events, Upends Columbia

NEW YORK – In its second meet of the season, the Harvard men's swimming and diving team took nine of 16 events, including breaking five pool records at Columbia's Percy Uris Natatorium, Friday afternoon. 

Junior Logan Houck broke the Uris pool record in the 1000-yard freestyle as he clipped three seconds off his time from last week. Houck placed first, touching the wall with a time of 9:02.30, 19 seconds ahead of teammate Zach Snyder.

Fellow junior Brennan Novak finished with a time of 1:37.47 in the 200-yard freestyle. Novak also finished first in the 500-yard freestyle touching the wall in 4:24.47, while Houck came in second with a time of 4:28.94.

Sophomore swimmer Dean Farris became the owner of two Uris pool records. In the 100-yard backstroke, Farris finished on top with a time of 47.41. Moments later in the 100-yard freestyle, the Atlanta native nearly eclipsed his own mark in the event, touching the wall with a time of 43.44, one second shy of the Harvard all-time record of 42.06.

Harvard's 200-yard freestyle relay squad of Farris, senior Ed Kim, senior Steven Tan, and senior Paul O'Hara set Uris' pool record, finishing first with a time of 1:19.79.  The Crimson relay squad of Raphael Marcoux, Sebastian Lutz, Levente Bathory, and Mahlon Reihman was not far behind coming in third with a time of a 1:23.44.

Bobby Ross bested his time from last week in the one-meter dive, earning 344.63 points to finish second, while Alec DeCaprio finished third with 299.25 points. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Sophomore Dean Farris came one second of breaking the Crimson record in the 100-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 43.44.
  • Junior Logan Houck clipped three seconds off his 1000-yard freestyle time from last week, finishing in 9:02.30.
  • Junior Brennan Novak shaved two-hundredths of a second off his time from last week in the 200-yard free style, touching the wall in 1:37.47.

Meet Notes

  • Harvard broke five pool records at Columbia's Percy Uris Natatorium, 1000 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 free, and 200 free relay

What's Next
Harvard returns to the pool after Thanksgiving with the four-day Texas Swimming Invitational in Austin Texas on Nov. 29.

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