Ed Kim and the Crimson will compete at two Invites this week (Ray Yeager).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team will compete for the final time in 2015 as it will participate in the Texas and UGA Invitationals this week. The Texas Invitational gets underway Wednesday, Dec. 2 and wraps up Saturday, December 5, while the Crimson divers will compete at Georgia from Dec. 4-6.
Last Time Out
Harvard moved to 4-0 on the year and 3-0 in the Ivy League with a 220-79 triumph at Columbia that featured two Uris Pool records set by the Crimson. Sophomore Koya Osada posted a NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:45.77 in the 200 backstroke to put his name on the wall at Uris. The Crimson put the finishing touches on its rout of the Lions with a record-setting performance in the 200 freestyle relay. Paul O'Hara, Max Yukubovich, Sebastian Lutz and Steven Tan finished in 1:20.74 to win the event and score a Uris record. As a team, the Crimson dominance showed with wins in 14-of-16 events over Columbia.
The Longhorns will once again host the Crimson swimmers, as well as five other teams at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. In addition to Harvard and Texas, Arizona, Wisconsin, Southern California, Brigham Young and Oklahoma Baptist will compete in Austin, Texas. Competition begins with the 800 free and 200 medley relays Wednesday evening and continues with prelims at 10 a.m. EST and finals at 7 p.m. EST Thursday – Saturday.
Harvard's divers will be in action at the Georgia Invitational for the third time in the last four years. The Bulldogs will host its three-day invitational at Gabrielsen Natatorium with prelims at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4-6 and finals at 5 p.m. Dec. 4-5 before moving to 3 p.m. Dec. 6.
Osada and Tan each have posted NCAA 'B' cut times in the 200 back and 100 fly, respectively. Osada's mark, 1:45.77, came during his pool-record swim at Columbia, while Tan's 48.10 in the 100 fly at Cornell eclipsed 'B' cut standards.