Men's Swimming Excels on Day 2 of Texas Invite

Men's Swimming Excels on Day 2 of Texas Invite

AUSTIN, Texas – The Harvard men's swimming team earned six NCAA B Cut times on the second day of the Texas Invitational on Saturday as the Crimson had yet another strong showing in the prestigious event. Christian Carbone, Koya Osada, Spenser Goodman, Aly Abdel Khalik, Eric Ronda and Jack Manchester all saw superb times for Harvard, which earned nine top-15 finishes on the day.

Carbone and Osada picked up B times in the 400 IM early on in the evening finals. Carbone touched the wall in 3:51.26 for sixth place, while Osada finished 20th in 3:54.05. Christian Yeager and Sava Turcanu joined the two Crimson in the finals portion of the evening as well in the 400 IM, one of three events for which Harvard had at least four swimmers.

One other such event was the 200 free, in which Goodman took 12th place. Goodman clocked in at 1:36.36 in the speedy event's B Final. Joining him in the B Final was Khalik, who finished just behind in 14th with a time of 1:36.80. Griffin Schumacher and Jack Boyd also found their way into the C Finals of the 200 free.

Ronda's B Cut came as he placed 14th with a fast time of 54.74 in the 100 breaststroke. Finishing just under a second behind was freshman teammate Shane McNamara in 15th place. In the 100 back, Jack Manchester earned his B time in the 100 back as he clocked in at 48.42 in the B Final, just ahead of teammates Steven Tan and Koya Osada in the same finals heat.

The Crimson relay units preformed up to the task as well, taking 13th of the 200 medley relay and fifth in the 800 freestyle relay. Manchester, McNamara, Luna and Ed Kim touched the wall in 1:30.21, while Khalik, Schumacher, Boyd and Goodman swam a tough 6:32.39 for the gutsy top-5 finish.

Day 3 of the Texas Invite for the Crimson begins with prelims tomorrow.