Men’s Swimming Defeats Brigham Young, 120-70

Daniel Tran won the 200 backstroke Friday (Gil Talbot).
Daniel Tran won the 200 backstroke Friday (Gil Talbot).

PROVO, Utah – The Harvard men's swimming team got off to a good start during its weekend of competition in Utah, winning eight events en route to topping Brigham Young, 120-70, Friday night.

Dean Farris posted a pair of individual victories for the Crimson, winning the 100 and 200 freestyle events. In the 100, Farris won with a time of 45.90, while his 200 time of 1:39.25 took the top spot. Farris was also the anchor on Harvard's 400 medley relay squad that opened the meet with a victory. Jack Manchester, Shane McNamara, Max Yakubovich comprised the first three legs of the squad that finished in 3:21.07, over one second faster than Harvard's 'B' relay team which placed second.

The longest event of the meet, the 1650 free went to Logan Houck, clocking in at 15:55.66. He led a Harvard contingent that took the top four spots in the event. Gavin Springer claimed second, followed by Zach Snyder and Kent Haeffner.

The shortest event of the evening, the 500 free, belonged to Steven Tan. Tan touched in 20.72, edging BYU's Roger Woods. Daniel Chang and Koya Osada followed Tan's victory with triumphs of their own in the 400 IM and the 200 butterfly, respectively. Chang, Christian Carbone and Daniel Tran finished 1-2-3 in the 400 IM, while Osada and Sava Turcanu were the top two

finishers in the 200 fly.

Tran secured a win of his own in the 200 backstroke, another event Harvard earned the top three finishes. Tran's time of 1:49.14 bested teammates Manchester and Mitchell Foster.

Harvard has a quick turnaround, as it takes on Utah and Denver in Salt Lake City Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (11 a.m. MT).