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Men’s Swimming and Diving to Visit Georgia for Dual Meet

Men’s Swimming and Diving to Visit Georgia for Dual Meet

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team will resume is 2018-19 slate on Monday at 12th-ranked Georgia. The dual meet is set to commence at noon inside Gabrielsen Natatorium.

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What to Know

  • The non-conference contest will feature two of the top programs in the nation. Georgia is currently ranked 12th in the latest TYR/CSCAA top-25 poll and Harvard, which spent time in the poll earlier this season, is receiving votes. The Crimson is the second team out of the rankings, behind Virginia Tech (19 points) and tied with Navy (13 points). Kentucky is at No. 25 with 23 points.
  • Harvard carries a four-meet winning streak into Monday's showdown. The Crimson (4-0; 3-0 Ivy League) opened with a double-dual victory over Dartmouth and Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y., before dismissing Bryant on the road and Columbia at home. Georgia, meanwhile, is 1-1, losing to Florida and more recently, defeating South Carolina on Nov. 3.
  • The Crimson is back in action after a lengthy break. Harvard last competed at the Hall of Fame Invitational (swimmers) in Austin, Texas, and the Georgia Fall Invitational (divers). Sophomores Hal Watts and Alec DeCaprio, who posted an NCAA Qualifying score of 307.10 on the 1-meter board in Athens, are currently competing at the Wally Nakamoto Hawai'i Diving Invitational.
  • Junior Dean Farris enjoyed strong effort at the Hall of Fame Invitational, winning the 100 backstroke, coming in second place in the 200 freestyle and third in the 200 back. All three performances were in the A-final.
  • The Crimson hit a number of NCAA Qualifying B Standards while in Texas. Farris accomplished the feat in the 50 and 200 free, and the 100 and 200 backstroke, while junior Daniel Chang hit the mark in the 200 and 400 individual medley, and 200 breaststroke. Senior Brennan Novak (500 free, 1,650 free) and junior Zach Snyder (1,650 free) were also B-qualifiers.

At The Helm

Kevin Tyrrell is in his sixth season as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving. Tyrell helped the Crimson to a win over Columbia in its last time out, which ran his all-time coaching record to 35-1 vs. Ivy League competition. The decision vs. the Lions improved his Harvard record to 47-3.

Next Up

Harvard returns to action on Jan. 12, when it welcomes Brown and Penn to Blodgett Pool. The Ivy League double-dual meet is slated for a noon start and will air on ESPN+.

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