Men's Swimming and Diving Triumphs over Penn

Daniel Chang won two events and swam a leg on the successful 400-yard medley relay.
Daniel Chang won two events and swam a leg on the successful 400-yard medley relay.

Sophomore Daniel Chang was one of two Crimson swimmers to earn two first-place finishes. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Collecting all 16 first place victories, the Harvard men's swimming and diving team defeated Penn 181-108 to improve to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Ivy League action.  

The Crimson began the day with a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Steven Tan, Daniel Chang, Dean Farris, and Ed Kim touched the wall ahead of Penn's squad with a time of 1:28.22. The Harvard foursome of Koya Osada, Sebastian Lutz, Michael Zarian, and Paul O'Hara posted a time of 1:30.13 to place third.

Momentum continued to favor Harvard, sweeping the top three spots in the 1000-yard freestyle. Junior Logan Houck, who was one of two Crimson swimmers with two first-place finishes, led the trio with a time of 9:05.05. Sophomore Zach Snyder finished second with a time of 9:24.80, while senior Kent Haeffner was third, touching the wall with a time of 9:33.73.

Houck earned his second first-place finish, once again leading a trio of Crimson in the 500-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 4:25.78. Fellow junior Brennan Novak finished second with a time of 4:33.75, while Snyder was four seconds behind (4:37.16).

Sophomore Daniel Chang also recorded two first-place finishes, touching the wall first in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes. Novak finished first in the 200-yard freestyle, while sophomore Dean Farris touched the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle.

Harvard divers senior Bobby Ross and freshman Alec DeCaprio placed in the top-two spots in the 1-meter dive. Ross collected a total of 313.35 points, while DeCaprio amassed 285.98.

The Crimson 400-yard freestyle relay squad of Mahlon Reihman, Tan, Kim, and Farris posted a 2:59.51 time..

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Logan Houck posted two first place finishes: 1000-free (9:05.05) and the 500-butterfly (4:25.78)
  • Sophomore Daniel Chang finished first in the both breaststroke events.
  • The Crimson swept the top-three spots in the 500- and 1000-freestyle.

What's Next
Harvard returns to Blodgett Pool next Saturday with non-league duals against Rider and Bryant beginning at 1 p.m. The meet will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.