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No. 24 Men's Swimming and Diving Extends First-Place Lead on Day Two

The Crimson extends it lead on second day of Ivy League Championship (Gail Farris).
The Crimson extends it lead on second day of Ivy League Championship (Gail Farris).

The Crimson extends it lead on second day of Ivy League Championship (Gail Farris).

Day 1 Recap | Day 1 Results | Day 2 Results

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team extended its lead over second place to 104 points on day two of the Ivy League Championship on Thursday night.

Junior Brennan Novak's time in the distance events continues to drop. Novak began the second day breaking the meet, DeNunzio Pool record and Harvard program record in the 500 freestyle, touching the wall with a time of 4:14.17 during prelims. During the finals in the evening, Novak beat his own record once again, clocking in with an NCAA B-cut time of 4:13.17 to claim first place.

Classmate Logan Houck placed third, finishing with an NCAA B-cut time of 4:16.08. Sophomore Zach Snyder and senior Kent Haeffner also clocked B-cut times of 4:21.03 and 4:23.86, respectively, in the B-final.

The Crimson posted two top eight finishes in the 200 IM. Sophomore Daniel Chang claimed fourth place, finishing with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:45.77, while senior Koya Osada finished sixth, touching the wall with a B-cut time of 1:46.60.

Senior Steven Tan finished .17 seconds from a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle, sprint event, posting a B-cut time of 19.66. Tan was one of four Harvard swimmers to register a B-cut time. Sophomore Raphael Marcoux finished fourth with a B-cut time of 19.79, while senior Paul O'Hara placed seventh with a time of 20.01. Fellow senior Ed Kim rounded out the four B-cut times, touching the wall with a time of 19.88 in the B-final.

In the final swimming event of the evening, the Crimson's 200 freestyle relay squad of Marcoux, Tan, Kim and O'Hara secured first-place with an NCAA A-cut time of 1:17.47.

On the boards, senior Bobby Ross and freshman Hal Watts both posted NCAA A-cut scores of 339.75 and 310.20, respectively, in one meter diving. Senior David Pfeifer led the B-final with a score of 297.30.

2018 Ivy League Men's Swimming and Diving Championship Team Scores through Day 2
1. Harvard 563
2. Princeton 459
3. Yale 377
4. Columbia 364
5. Penn 355
6. Cornell 237
7. Dartmouth 203

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