The Crimson begins title defense with a pair of meet records and NCAA A-cut times (Gail Farris).
PRINCETON, N.J. – On the opening night of the 2018 Ivy League Championship, the Harvard men's swimming and diving team began its title defense holding a strong 18-point lead over Yale.
The Crimson broke meet and DeNunzio pool records in both the 200 yard medley relay and the 800 yard freestyle relay as well as registered NCAA A-cut times in both events. Sophomore Dean Farris, junior Sebastian Lutz, senior Steven Tan, and senior Paul O'Hara clocked in with a time of 1:24.52 – two seconds head of Cornell, who finished second. Additionally, the quartet also eclipsed the Harvard program record by one second - the previous record was 1:25.52.
In the 800 yard freestyle relay, junior Brennan Novak, freshman Mahlon Reihman, sophomore Zach Snyder, and Farris clipped three seconds off the meet record, which Harvard set last February. The Crimson foursome posted another DeNunzio Pool record, finishing with an NCAA A-cut time of, 6:16.78 and shaving one second off the program record, which was 6:17.26.
The championship continues tomorrow morning with the prelims for the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free at 11 a.m., before the finals begin at 6 p.m. The meet will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.
2018 Ivy League Men's Swimming and Diving Championship through Feb. 21
1. Harvard 128
2. Yale 110
3. Princeton 106
4. Cornell 102
T5. Penn 100
T5. Columbia 100
7. Dartmouth 94