MINNEAPOLIS – Sophomore Dean Farris took down another Harvard men's swimming record, breaking the program mark in the 50-yard freestyle to lead the Crimson on day two at the NCAA Championships on Thursday evening.
On Thursday morning in the prelims of the 50-yard freestyle, Farris swam himself into the finals, finishing 13th with a time of 19.16. In the finals session, the Atlanta native finished fourth in the B-final, and 12th overall, posting a time of 19.28.
Harvard topped another program-best, touching the wall with a time of 1:16.66 in the prelims of the 200-yard freestyle relay to propel them into the finals. The Crimson squad of sophomore Raphael Marcoux, sophomore Dean Farris, senior Steven Tan, and senior Paul O'Hara, finished with a time of 1:17.00 in the finals to finish 13th.
Junior distance swimmers Brennan Novak and Logan Houck rounded out the Harvard swimmers on Thursday, competing in the 500-yard freestyle. Novak posted a time a time of 4:15.81 to place 14th, while Houck finished with a time of 4:17.66.
Harvard returns on day three of the NCAA Championships, led by Farris, who will compete in the 200-yard freestyle where he holds the nation's top time this season in the event. Tan will swim in the 100-yard butterfly, while the Crimson's 200-yard medley relay.