Men’s Swimming and Diving Sweeps Dartmouth, Cornell in The Granite State

Men's swimmer off the blocks
Photo Courtesy: Billie Weiss.

Complete Results

HANOVER, N.H. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team set three pool records at Karl Michael Pool and swept Ivy League foes Dartmouth and Cornell Saturday afternoon. The Crimson defeated the Big Green, 193-105, and took down the Big Red, 185-113.

Harvard's 200 medley relay of Will Grant, Daniel Chang, Umitcan Gures and Mahlon Reihman finished ahead of the pack with a time of 1:30.47. Their effort tied the pool record originally set by Crimson alums Koya Osada, Shane McNamara, Steven Tan and Paul O'Hara in 2016.

Grant set a facility record in the 200 back when he finished in 1:46.48 to take first place. The first-year outpaced the field by nearly three seconds, touching the pad ahead of second-place finisher Paige Dacosta of Cornell (1:49.24).

The third and final pool record occurred in the 100 fly when Gures clocked in at 48.17, to claim first place. The sophomore, who beat the competition by more than one second, erased the old pool record originally held by Harvard's Dean Farris in 2016 (48.43).

Harvard is 2-2 (2-0 Ivy League) on the season with the sweep of Dartmouth and Cornell. The Big Green, meanwhile, fell to 0-4 (0-2 Ivy) and the Big Red improved to 2-1 (1-1 Ivy).

Harvard Highlights
- First-year Marcus Holmquist won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:40.11. Classmate Cole Kuster came in second place, touching the pad in 1:40.58.
- Grant, the first-year from Waco, Texas, won the 100 back (49.66) and finished in front of two Harvard teammates in Jared Simpson (2nd, 50.83) and Michael Zarian (3rd, 50.95).
- Daniel Chang captured first place in the 100 breast, clocking in at 56.87.
- Simpson was victorious in the 200 breast, logging a time of 2:05.36, edging Cornell's Ryan Brown (2:06.82).
- Kuster and first-year Noah Brune finished 1-2 in the 500 freestyle, registering times of 4:31.91 and 4:33.86, respectively.
- Harvard ended the meet by winning the 400 free relay (Kuster, Gures, Ryan Linnihan, Reihman) in 3:04.00. 

Next Up
Harvard will return to action on Friday, Nov. 22, when it competes against Columbia in New York. The meet is set to begin at 5 p.m.