Harvard will take on some of the nations' best swimmers and divers this weekend in Texas and Georgia. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After remaining perfect in Ivy League competition with a solid win versus Columbia two weeks ago, the Harvard men's swimming team looks to up the ante for the prestigious Texas Invitational starting Thursday, while the divers head to the UGA Invite on Friday.
The Crimson (3-0, 3-0 Ivy League) is coming off a dominating win in the pool against Columbia, handing its Ancient Eight foe a 207-88 loss, while diver Mike Mosca set a Harvard record – the 3-meter dive – in the process. The Crimson was helped by a three-win day from sophomore Jack Manchester and a solid relay outing, including a heady win in the 200 medley relay from Manchester, Eric Ronda, Jacob Luna and Griffin Schumacher. All four swimmers in that relay picked up at least one more victory between the lanes as the day went on against the Lions.
Quite a few freshmen have made an immediate splash for the Crimson, including Koya Osada, Kent Haeffner and divers Bobby Ross and David Pfeifer. Each rookie has picked up at least two victories in the first three meets of the year to help the Crimson to its 3-0 record.
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The slate in Austin features a bevy of talented teams for Harvard to compete with, including No. 7 and host Texas, No. 16 Southern California, No. 21 Wisconsin, Arizona, BYU, Utah, Wyoming, Incarnate Word, and Hawai'i. This will mark the sixth time the Crimson has visited Austin for the Texas Invite after competing well last season in Austin.
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Off to a superb start already, the Harvard divers will get their chance to compete against some of the nations' best this weekend. Diving alongside the Crimson will be Auburn, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and UCLA on the boards.