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Four Individuals, Five Relays Selected To Compete at NCAA Championships

Four individual and four relay squads invited to 2018 NCAA Championships (Gavin Baker).
Four individual and four relay squads invited to 2018 NCAA Championships (Gavin Baker).

Four individual and five relay squads invited to 2018 NCAA Championships (Gavin Baker).

INDIANAPOLIS – Four individuals and all five relay teams from No. 24 Harvard men's swimming and diving have been invited to compete in the NCAA Championships announced by the Division I selection on Wednesday afternoon.

Sophomore Dean Farris, who earned All-America honors at last year's championship, qualified in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke.  The Atlanta native secured his spot in the championship, posting the nation's best time in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:31.12 at the Ivy League Championship meet. Additionally, Farris also holds the second-best time in the country in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:38.99 at Ivy League meet. 

Junior Brennan Novak will join Farris for the second straight year, qualifying in the 500- and 1650-yard freestyles. Novak was crowned Ivy League champion in both events, and is currently eighth in the 500 freestyle with a Harvard record time of 4:13.34.

Fellow junior Logan Houck joins Novak in the 500 and 1650 freestyles, after qualifying with times of 4:16.08 and 14:47.39, respectively. Senior Steven Tan rounds out the Crimson individuals, posting the 25th-fastest time in the 100-yard butterfly this season.

All five relay squads were invited to compete as well.

The championships will be held on March 21-24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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