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Four Harvard Men's Swimmers Record Personal Bests at USA Swimming Nationals

Four Harvard Men's Swimmers Record Personal Bests at USA Swimming Nationals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four members of Harvard men's swimming and diving competed in the finals and clocked personal-best times at the USA Swimming Nationals at the end of July.

Junior Dean Farris eclipsed his personal best times in all five of his events. Currently ranked 27th in the world in the 100 freestyle, the Atlanta native placed 10th in the nation with the ninth fastest time of 48.52. In the 200 freestyle, he clipped four seconds from his lifetime best, finishing 17th with a time of 1:47.94.

Farris also cut one second off his personal best times in the 50 and 100 backstroke events, finishing 11th and eighth, respectively. He rounded out the five events, eclipsing two tenths of a second from his personal best in the 50 freestyle, finishing 15th with a time of 25.70. 

Senior distance swimmer Logan Houck placed fifth in the 800 freestyle with a top-20 time in the world, while placing ninth in the 1,500 freestyle and 13th in the 400 freestyle. Junior Zach Snyder registered personal best times in the 200 and 800 freestyle. Incoming freshman Jacob Johnson posted personal best times in three of eight events.

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