Harvard Swimmers Compete at U.S. Open
IRVINE, Calif. – Nine Harvard swimmers swam at the 2013 U.S. Open at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center July 30-Aug. 3. Crimson swimmers gained four second swims, including two from Oliver Lee, one by Eric Ronda and another by Courtney Otto.
Ronda, one of seven Harvard men's swimmers at the event, turned in the most impressive performance of the week, a fifth-place showing in the 200 breaststroke final. After qualifying fifth with a time of 2:13.60, the incoming freshman finished in the same spot in 2:13.21. Scott Weltz, who finished fifth in the event at the 2012 London Olympics, won in a U.S. Open meet-record time of 2:10.36.l
Oliver Lee advanced to the finals of the 50 and 100 freestyle races. He finished 13th in the 50 with a 22.96 time and completed the 100 in 50.80 for 24th place.
On the women's side, Courtney Otto swam the 200 butterfly and advanced to the 'C' final after clocking in at 2:14.56. She improved to 2:13.57 in the finals to garner 19th place.
Harvard swimmer's results are below and full results of the meet can be found at usaswimming.org.
Oliver Lee (Video)
100 fly –56.40, 73rd
100 free – 50.80, 24th
50 free – 22.96, 13th
Spenser Goodman (Video)
100 free – 51.27, 51st
200 free – 1:51.48, 26th
Eric Ronda (Video)
200 breast – 2:13.21, 5th
100 fly – 55.78, 59th