Manchester owns the Ivy League record in the 200 back. (Ray Yeager)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard sophomore Jack Manchester has been invited to the 2015 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, the NCAA announced this week. Manchester, who is making his second trip during his time at Harvard, will represent the Crimson in the 200 backstroke event.
Manchester's time of 1:41.44 in the prelims of the 200 at the Ivy League Championships this February was a trifecta of records, smashing the meet, League and pool records all in one fell swoop. The Huntersville, North Carolina native would go on to claim All-Ivy Second Team accolades after his finish in the finals.
Manchester won the 200 back three times this season, all in double-dual meets versus Cornell and Dartmouth, Duke and South Carolina and Princeton and Yale. The sophomore will join diver Mike Mosca in Iowa City, Iowa, at the end of this month as the two Crimson to reach NCAAs, set for March 26-28. Mosca punched his ticket on Tuesday, claiming first on the 3-meter dive at Zone A Qualifiers in Buffalo, New York.