CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Harvard men's swimming and diving returned to action for the first time in 2020 on Saturday and defeated Boston College at the University of Miami, 159-109. With the swimming-only dual-meet victory, the Crimson improved to 4-2 on the season.
Harvard dominated the day, winning 11 of 14 events, and was led by three-time victors Will Grant, Umitcan Gures and Michael Zarian. The trio won a pair of individual events and swam on the triumphant 200-yard medley relay (1:29.97).
Grant, a first-year from Waco, Texas, captured the 100 breast title with a time of 57.76 and the 200 back, clocking in at 1:46.44. Gures was victorious in the 200 free (1:41.12) and the 100 fly (49.10), while Zarian took first in the 100 back (49.74) and 500 free (4:30.87).
- Simon Lamar won the 1,000 free, finishing in 9:33.09. The sophomore led a group of Crimson swimmers that came in first, third (Zach Snyder) and fourth place (Marcus Holmquist).
- Noah Brune and Eric Whisenant claimed the first two spots in the 200 fly, finishing in 1:51.17 and 1:54.84, respectively.
- Mahlon Reihman finished ahead of the 10-swimmer pack in the 100 free, registering a time of 45.14, more than a half-second faster than the runner-up.
- Jared Simpson recorded a 200 breast time of 2:04.84 to come in first place ahead of second-place performer David Abrahams (2:07.61).
Harvard returns to action on Jan. 15, when it plays host to Brown at 1 p.m. The Ivy League meet at Blodgett Pool will stream on ESPN+.