More meet, pool and program records fall as the Crimson increase its lead at Ivy League Championship Meet (Gavin Baker).
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team continued to bring down meet and program records as the Crimson increased its first-place lead to 221 points at the conclusion of the third day of the Ivy League Championship on Friday evening.
Junior distance swimmers Brennan Novak and Logan Houck, both, eclipsed meet and Harvard records in the 1000 freestyle to begin the night. Novak claimed first-place touching the wall with a time of 8:46.99, two seconds ahead of Houck, who finished second with a time of 8:48.80. The previous Harvard record was Novak's time of 8:50.79, set last season.
Sophomore Zach Synder posted a fourth-place finish in the event, touching the wall with a time of 8:58.18, while senior Kent Haeffner finished seventh at 9:06.09. Junior Gavin Springer finished just outside the top 10 recording 9:09.37.
After breaking the Harvard program record in the prelims of the 100 butterfly, senior Steven Tan used that momentum to secure a first-place finish in the finals with an NCAA B-cut time of 46.21. Sophomore Raphael Marcoux and senior Ed Kim finished in the top eight with B-cut times of 47.24 and 47.50, respectively.
Sophomore Dean Farris swam away with the 200 freestyle, finishing three seconds ahead of Yale's Adrian Lin. Clocking an NCAA A-cut time of 1:31.12, Farris broke the DeNunzio Pool record as well as the meet and Harvard record that he set at last year's championship.Freshman Mahlon Reihman posted a fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle, touching the wall with an A-cut time of 1:35.91.
The Ivy League meet records continued to fall for Farris. In the prelims of the 100 backstroke, the Atlanta native posted a meet and pool record of 45.03. However, the record did not stand for very long. In the finals, Farris once again swam away with the win, clocking in with another meet, pool and Harvard record 44.81.
In 400 IM, junior Daniel Tran posted an NCAA B-cut time of 3:53.09 to finish second in the B-final. Sophomore Daniel Chang finished second in the 100 breaststroke, fishing with a B-cut time of 53.82, while junior Sebastian Lutz finished fifth with a B-cut time of 54.19.
Harvard closed out day three of the championship meet with another first-place finish in the 400 medley relay. The Crimson squad of Farris, Chang, Tan, and Marcoux posted a B-cut time of 3:07.83.
2018 Ivy League Championship Results Through Day Three
1. Harvard – 1,090
2. Princeton – 869
3. Yale – 730
4. Columbia – 718.5
5. Penn – 671.5
6. Cornell – 551
7. Dartmouth – 392