Men’s Swimming and Diving to Send Five to NCAA Championships

Men’s Swimming and Diving to Send Five to NCAA Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's swimming and diving will send five individuals to the NCAA Championships, which are set for March 27-30, at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

Dean Farris made the cut in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, and by virtue of earning a B-standard in the 50 free, will also compete in that race. The junior will come into the national meet with the second-fastest 100 free mark in the country (41.42) and the third-best 100 back time (44.62).

Brennan Novak will also participate in three events after qualifying in both the 500 and 1,650 free, and receiving an invitation to swim in the 200 free. His 500 and 1,650 times, 4:13.44 and 14:46.60, respectively, are both the 16th-fastest in the nation.

Logan Houck will join Novak in both the 500 and 1,650 freestyle races and was an automatic qualifier in the mile (14:50.35). The senior earned an invite to the 500 after posting the 49th-best time in the country (4:19.26).

Michael Zarian qualified for the 400 individual medley and received invitations to race in the 200 IM and 200 fly. The sophomore from Colorado posted a time of 3:42.70, at the Ivy League Championships, which ranked No. 22 among all Division I swimmers in 2018-19.

Umitcan Gures, meanwhile, turned in the 17th-fastest time nationally in the 100 fly (45.58) to qualify for the Championships. And thanks to his B-Standard time of 19.74 in the 50 free, the first-year will also compete in that event alongside Farris.

Harvard, the back-to-back-to-back Ivy League champions, is also eligible to compete in five relays – 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 200 medley and 400 medley.

ESPN3 will stream finals sessions on Wednesday through Saturday. Preliminary sessions on Thursday through Saturday will be streamed on TexasSports.com.

Harvard NCAA Qualifiers

Dean Farris

50-Yard Freestyle

100-Yard Freestyle

100-Yard Backstroke

Umitcan Gures

50-Yard Freestyle

100-Yard Butterfly

Logan Houck

500-Yard Freestyle

1,650-Yard Freestyle

Brennan Novak

200-Yard Freestyle

500-Yard Freestyle

1,650-Yard Freestyle

Michael Zarian

200-Yard Butterfly

200-Yard Individual Medley

400-Yard Individual Medley