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Men's Swimming and Diving Compete Strong in Texas and Georgia

Men's Swimming and Diving Compete Strong in Texas and Georgia

Junior Brennan Novak broke the Harvard school record in the 500-yard freestyle at the Texas Invitational. 

AUSTIN, Texas & ATHENS, Ga.  –  Harvard swimmers had a solid showing at the 2017 Texas Invitational. Junior Brennan Novak broke the Harvard school record in the 500-yard freestyle, posting a time of 4:16.51, four tenths of a second better than the previous mark set by John Cole '05 in 2002. 

Texas Invitational – Results
Sophomore Dean Farris competed in the A-finals of two events. In the 200-yard freestyle, the Georgia native finished second, behind only, host, Texas' Townley Haas, touching the wall with a time of 1:33.95. On the third day of the four-day meet, Farris finished fifth in 100-yard backstroke with an time 46.32. 

Junior Logan Houck was the top Harvard finisher in the 1,650-yard freestyle, claiming sixth with a time of 14:57.86. Novak competed in the event, finishing 17th with a time of 15:12.29.

Harvard capped off a successful weekend in the Lone Star State with an eighth-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The Crimson quartet of Dean Farris, Raphael Marcoux, Mahlon Reihman, and Paul O'Hara posted a time of 2:55.95 – one second better than last year. 

Georgia Invitational - Results
Harvard divers returned to the boards at Georgia on Friday and Saturday. Senior diver Bobby Ross finished climbed from fourth place to second place in the one-meter dive, posting a score of 336.10. In the three-meter dive, fellow senior David Pfeifer recorded a scored of 322.50 to finish fifth.

What's Next
Harvard returns to the pool after New Year's at Arizona State on Jan. 6 at noon.

 

 

 

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