MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Harvard men's swimming and diving continued action at the Minnesota Invitational on Thursday at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the University of Minnesota campus.
First-year Luke Foster boasted the best individual placing, coming in sixth place in the 3-meter diving competition. The Charlotte, North Carolina native earned a score of 292.90.
Junior co-captain Michael Zarian, meanwhile, was also a top-15 finisher, logging a 14th-place performance in the 200 individual medley. Hailing from Arvada, Colorado, Zarian finished the race in a season-best 1:45.90.
Harvard currently sits in seventh place with 52 points.
- First-years Noah Brune and Cole Kuster qualified for the finals of the 500 free, with Brune edging his classmate. Brune finished in 4:26.80 (27th place) and Kuster logged a time of 4:27.00. Both efforts were Harvard personal bests.
- Will Grant, a first-year from Waco, Texas, was a finals qualifier in the 200 IM and came in 23rd place (1:47.42). His preliminary time of 1:46.71 was a collegiate personal record.
- Junior Mahlon Reihman and sophomore Ryan Linnihan earned spots in the finals of the 50 free. Reihman turned in a time of 20.53 (22nd place) and Linnihan touched the pad in 20.48. Reihman's 20.43 prelim time was better than his previous season best of 20.92.
- The Crimson quartet of Grant, Daniel Chang, Zarian and Reihman came in 11th place with a 400 medley relay time of 3:11.89. Harvard also came in 18th place (3:17.39; Levente Bathory, David Abrahams, Jake Johnson, Marcus Holmquist) and 24th place (3:20.65; Jared Simpson, Daniel Kim, Brune, Linnihan).
Harvard returns to action tomorrow, when it competes at the Minnesota Invitational, beginning at 10 a.m. CT with the preliminary heats. The finals are slated to begin at 6 p.m. CT.