Farris and Johnson Lead Harvard to 211-86 Victory Over Penn on Senior Day


  • January 22nd, 2022
  • Blodgett Pool, Cambridge, MA
  • SCY (25 Yards)
  • Results


  • Harvard – 211
  • Penn – 86

Harvard dominated a men’s dual meet with Penn this past weekend, posting a decisive 211-86 victory. Dean Farris, as always, did his part, winning both his individual events and both relays he was on.

In the 100 back, Farris blew the field away, swimming a 46.71, touching as the only swimmer in the field under 50 seconds. This was only Farris’ 2nd official 100 back of the season. He swam the event at the Minnesota Invite in December, clocking a 45.96. Farris then won the 100 free over the weekend, swimming a 43.95. He’s been as fast as 42.34 this season.

Farris led the 200 medley relay off in 22.08, and was followed by Jared Simpson (24.68), Michael Zarian (21.54), and Raphael Marcoux (20.43). Harvard’s 1:28.73 was good to win by over 2 seconds. Harvard also won the 200 free relay, where Marcoux (20.19), Mahlon Reihman (19.91), Zarian (20.88), and Farris (19.14) teamed up for a 1:20.12. Notably, Ryan Linnihan led the Harvard ‘B’ relay off in 20.52.

Harvard’s Noah Brune swam a 9:10.57 to win the 1000 free, touching just 7 seconds off his personal best of 9:03.42, which he swam at the 2020 Ivy League Championships. Cole Kuster made it a 1-2 punch by Harvard, swimming a 9:14.72.

Jacob Johnson, a Harvard senior, was another double event winner on the day, taking the 200 fly and the 400 IM. In the 200 fly, Johnson swam a 1:50.14, holding off Penn’s Andrew Dai. He then swam a 3:59.19 in the 400 IM, running down Penn’s Jason Schreiber on the final 50 to get his hand on the wall first.

Matthew Fallon, the leading 200 breaststroker in the NCAA this season, picked up a win for Penn in the 200 breast, posting a 1:57.95. It was Penn’s only win of the day, and the Quakers made the most of it, with Jason Schreiber taking 2nd in 2:01.21.



CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 22 Harvard University men’s swimming and diving won 15 of the day’s 16 events to best the University of Pennsylvania, 211-86, in its home finale at Blodgett Pool on Saturday.

Alongside its 15 event wins, the nationally ranked Crimson (6-1, 5-0 Ivy) tallied 11 second-place showings and seven third-place finishes to out-distance the visiting Quakers (4-4, 3-4 Ivy) in a meet where Harvard also recognized its senior class with a pre-competition ceremony.

Harvard captured the 200 medley relay, 1000 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly, 50 free, 3-meter diving, 100 free, 200 back, 500 free, 100 fly, 1-meter diving, 400 IM, and 200 free relay. The Crimson swept the top-three spots in the 200 free, 50 free, and 100 fly.

The Crimson totaled 10 different individual event winners with senior Dean Farris (100 back, 100 free), senior Jake Johnson (200 fly, 400 IM), and first-year Adam Wesson (1-meter, 3-meter) each earning two individual event victories. Farris posted an NCAA B cut time of 46.71 in the 100 back.

Harvard’s other individual event winners included sophomore Noah Brune (1000 free), sophomore Marcus Holmquist (200 free), junior Jared Simpson (100 breast), senior Raphael Marcoux (50 free), sophomore Will Grant (200 back), first-year Shane Washart (500 free), and junior Umitcan Gures (100 fly).

Harvard Highlights

  • Harvard opened the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:28.73 from the quartet of senior Dean Farris, junior Jared Simpson, senior Michael Zarian, and senior Raphael Marcoux. The Crimson’s B relay came in second in 1:30.84.
  • Sophomore Noah Brune captured the 1000-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 9:10.57 while sophomore Cole Kuster came in second in 9:14.72.
  • Sophomore Marcus Holmquist won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.86 as the Crimson swept the top three spots in the event. First-year Ben Littlejohn came in second (1:39.83), and first-year Shane Washart placed third (1:41.27).
  • Senior Dean Farris recorded an NCAA B cut time of 46.71 in his victory in the 100 back, eclipsing the NCAA B mark of 47.77. Senior Michael Zarian came in second in the race in 50.20.
  • Junior Jared Simpson claimed first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 55.77, and sophomore Will Grant came in third in 57.03 – just .01 out of third.
  • Senior Jake Johnson picked up the first of his two victories with a 1:50.14 in the 200-yard butterfly. First-year Aayush Deshpande placed third in the event in 1:51.03.
  • Senior Raphael Marcoux led a 1-2-3 sweep for the Crimson in the 50-yard freestyle with a 19.97, just .01 from the NCAA B standard of 19.96. Junior Umitcan Gures (20.70) and first-year Harris Durham (20.97) came in second and third respectively.
  • First-year Adam Wesson won both 3-meter (389.93) and 1-meter diving (350.78), tying his season best mark in the 3-meter event. Sophomore Luke Foster finished second in the 3-meter (343.43) while senior Hal Watts came in second in the 1-meter (328.95).
  • Senior Dean Farris recorded his second win of the day with a 43.95 in the 100-yard freestyle as Harvard took the event’s top five spots. Farris came within 0.15 of the NCAA B standard of 43.80. Senior Mahlon Reihman (44.47) and sophomore Marcus Holmquist (44.70) placed second and third respectively.
  • Sophomore Will Grant took the 200-yard backstroke in 1:45.95 while first-year Anthony Rincon came in second in 1:46.46.
  • First-year Shane Washart captured the 500-yard freestyle in 4:31.64.
  • In a 1-2-3 sweep for the Crimson in the 100-yard butterfly, junior Umitcan Gures (57.84) won the race, senior Raphael Marcoux (48.89) came in second, and senior Michael Zarian (48.98) finished in third.
  • Senior Jake Johnson notched his second win of the day with a season-best 3:59.19 in the 400-yard individual medley.
  • Harvard closed the meet with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:20.12 from the all-senior group of Raphael MarcouxMahlon ReihmanMichael Zarian, and Dean Farris. The Crimson’s B relay took second in 1:22.88.
  • First-year Dylan Rhee paced the Crimson in the 200-yard breaststroke, placing third in 2:03.72.
  • Harvard improved to 76-2 all-time vs. Penn.



CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team fell on the road to Harvard, 211-86, in a dual meet on Saturday afternoon at Blodgett Pool.

The Quakers finished Ivy League competition with a 3-4 mark this season after the result with the Crimson.

Freshman Matthew Fallon had another strong day in the pool for the Red and Blue, winning the 200 breast by more than three seconds with a time of 1:57.95.

Quaker Notemeal
*Matthew Fallon finished third in the 1,000 with a time of 9:30.28.

*Mark McCrary came in third in the 100 back at 52.42.

*Tate Park was second in the 100 breast thanks to touching at 57.02.

*Andrew Dai registered a second-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 1:50.94.

*Cody Hopkins finished third in the 3M diving event with a score of 319.35.

*Daniel Gallagher came in third in the 200 back at 1:48.71.

*Jason Schreiber was second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:01.21. He also added a second-place finish in the 400 IM at 3:59.68.

*William Kamps recorded a second-place finish in the 500 free at 4:36.76.

*Jack Williams finished third in the 1M diving event thanks to posting a score of 3:10.35.

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Ol' Longhorn
3 months ago

Dean beats Gretchen Walsh by a body length in the 50 back relay leadoff. Still can’t get over her swim.

Katie Legoatkey
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 months ago

Was that a nessecarry comparison

Reply to  Katie Legoatkey
3 months ago

Well, because biological males don’t have any advantages over biological females, as Schuyler Bailar claims, then this is a completely apt comparison. You’d be sexist to suggest otherwise (Bailar’s words, not mine).

Reply to  HJones
3 months ago

Wrong thread, jeez. Couldn’t help yourself, huh?

Reply to  dlswim
3 months ago

100% appropriate to comment considering the last few months of debate.

Katie Legoatkey
Reply to  HJones
3 months ago

“Protect womens sports!”

*proceeds to make an unfair comparison between a man and a woman and brings down a woman’s achievement*

Stoked 2 be vaccinated
3 months ago

Dang. Were Farris & teammates in tech suits?

Reply to  Stoked 2 be vaccinated
3 months ago

No they were not

3 months ago

Doesn’t Farris also have a chance to swim next year as a grad transfer somewhere (Texas?) due to the Covid eligibility extra year? I’d think he would take advantage of it since I would presume he is aiming for Olympic team in 2024.

Big Mac #1
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
3 months ago

Nobody knows dean’s eligibility anymore

Reply to  Wahooswimfan
3 months ago

I don’t think he gets the extra year since he didn’t swim last year.

3 months ago

Dean le Goat

3 months ago

What is his NCAA schedule?

3 months ago

Absolutely dying to see the 200 breast at NCAAs, Fallon and Douglass (hopefully) are gonna be a sight to see

Reply to  swimswim4
3 months ago

is Fallon that good SCY?

Reply to  Joe
3 months ago

He’s ranked #1 in the NCAA this season, ahead of Max and Reese and Caspar.

Currently #8 all-time.

So he’s pretty dang good.

Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

I guess so if that’s considered “good” now, sheesh /s

Wanna Sprite?
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

The 2breast is so stacked this year. Any one of those guys could win it at NCAAs