Men’s Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Bryant

Michael Zarian won two individual events in Harvard's dual-meet victory at Bryant.
Michael Zarian won two individual events in Harvard's dual-meet victory at Bryant.

Complete Results

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team picked up its third dual-meet victory of the season in the last three days, defeating Bryant on the road, 186-109. The swimming team competed at Bryant, while the diving squad took on the Bulldogs at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.

Two days after sweeping Cornell and Dartmouth in Ithaca, N.Y., the Crimson jumped back into the pool and continued its winning ways. After claiming 13 events in the opener, Harvard captured 11 more events and posted the top time in another, which was exhibitioned.

Michael Zarian '21 led a balanced attack for the Crimson, posting victories in the 100-yard backstroke (51.18) and the 200 breast (2:07.74). The sophomore was the only multi-individual-event winner for Harvard as the other eight titles were pocketed by eight different student-athletes.

Daniel Tran '19 and Daniel Chang '20 each won one individual event as well as swimming legs on the winning 200 medley relay team. Tran was victorious in the 500 free (4:34.75) and Chang emerged with the fastest time in the 200 back (1:53.66). The duo teamed with Umitcan Gures '22 and Andrew Acosta '22 on the aforementioned relay team and finished in 1:33.51.

Harvard Highlights

  • Raphael Marcoux '20 turned a season-best 20.37 in the 50 free to capture the crown. The junior also swam on the 400 free relay that posted the fastest time. That race was exhibitioned by Harvard.
  • The Crimson received solid performances from a pair of seniors in Logan Houck '19 and Gavin Springer '19. The former won the 1,000 free in 9:27.10, and the latter claimed first place in the 200 free (1:43.45).
  • Harvard underclassmen Mahlon Reihman '21, Hal Watts '21 and Daniel Kim '22 found themselves atop the podium at the end of their respective competitions. Reihman was the top performer in the 100 free (46.07) as was sophomore classmate Watts in the 1-meter diving event (269.75). The freshman, Kim, won the 200 fly in 1:50.93.
  • Gures and Acosta joined Grant Goddard '19 and Marcoux on the field's fastest 400 free relay team. Their time of 3:06.44 was exhibitioned.

Next Up

Harvard will be in action on Friday, Nov. 16, when it welcomes Columbia to Cambridge. The Ivy League meet is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will air on ESPN+.