Men’s Swimming Completes Day One of Texas Invitational

Men’s Swimming Completes Day One of Texas Invitational

Aly Abdel Khalik was the third leg of Harvard's 800 free relay team that finished eighth (Gil Talbot).


AUSTIN, Texas – Led by an eighth-place finish in the 800 free relay, the Harvard men's swimming team has wrapped up competition at the Texas Invitational Thursday evening.

Competing at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, the first event of the meet, the 800 free relay saw Harvard's squad of Zach Snyder, Brennan Novak, Aly Abdel Khalik and Dean Farris come in eighth with their time of 6:27.03.

That event was the lone team event competed Wednesday evening, along with two time trials. On Thursday, the Crimson was back in action, beginning with the 200 free relay. Harvard once again posted a top-10 finish, as Farris, Steven Tan, Max Yakubovich and Sebastian Lutz came in at 1:20.11 to edge the host Longhorns for 10th.

The first individual event of the meet was the 500 free. Novak led the Harvard contingent, coming in second in the B-final with a 'B' cut time of 4:19.99. In the C-final Logan Houck and Snyder claimed second and third, also hitting 'B' cut marks.

Harvard's top two finishers in the next event, the 200 IM, also registered B-cut times. Koya Osada and Daniel Chang finished sixth and seventh in the B-final.

Farris was also the top Crimson finisher in the 50 free, breaking the 20 second mark with a time of 19.99, taking fifth in the B-final. His time also qualified as a 'B' cut. Steven Tan finished second in the D-final with his 'B' cut time of 20.15.

Thursday wrapped up with the 400 medley relay where Osada, Shane McNamara, Yakubovich and Farris took home 12th for the Crimson in 3:13.87.

Action continues Friday with the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back.