Harvard Dominates At Ivy League Tri-Meet

by SwimSwam 2

November 14th, 2016 College, Ivy League

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Dartmouth
  • November 11, 2016
  • Score
    • Harvard 198, Cornell 96
    • Harvard 198, Dartmouth 96
    • Cornell 176, Dartmouth 123

Press Release

Courtesy of Harvard Athletics

HANOVER, N.H. – The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team made quite a statement in its season opener Friday, breaking six pool records, while winning 13 events, to defeat Cornell and Dartmouth in New Hampshire by identical 198-96 scores.

Freshman Dean Farris led the record-breaking charge in Karl Michael Pool, accounting for two solo efforts and contributing on a relay. Farris’ first pool record came in the 100 free when his mark of 44.00 broke Adam Powell’s 2011 record of 44.83. Ed Kimand Steven Tan were the next two swimmers to touch the wall in the event. Farris next took the top podium spot while breaking the pool record in the 100 butterfly. The Atlanta native won the event by 1.81 seconds in 48.43.

Farris’ third pool record came as he was the second leg of the Crimson’s 400 free relay. Competing in an exhibition heat in the final event of the meet, Ed Kim led Harvard into the pool, followed by Farris, Steven Tan and Max Yakubovich. The quartet posted the first sub-3:00.00 time in Karl Michael Pool history at 2:59.44.

Tan was also involved in Harvard’s first pool record of the meet in the 200 medley relay. The foursome of Koya Osada, Shane McNamara, Tan and Paul O’Hara snapped Princeton’s 2012 record by 0.55 with their finishing time of 1:30.47.

A second freshman, Daniel Chang had a tremendous first collegiate meet, setting two individual pool records of his own. In the 200 breast, Chang and senior Eric Ronda both recorded times that were better than the previous fast mark. Chang’s time of 1:59.97 took the top spot with Ronda’s 2:00.53 good for second and both time’s better than the 2012 record of 2:01.17. McNamara took third in that event to give the Crimson a clean sweep of the top finishes. Chang’s second pool record came in the 200 IM event during an exhibition heat. His 1:49.38 time edged the prior record of 1:49.54. The Johnson City, Tennessee native also took first place in the 100 breast with a time of 55.89. McNamara placed second in 56.19.

The divers also did their part in the winning effort, finishing 1-2 in both the one- and three-meter events. Junior Bobby Ross claimed first with a 335.50 score in the three-meter, narrowly beating teammate David Pfeifer‘s 332.80. Pfeifer, though, would claim top honors in the one-meter event with a tally of 308.95. Freshman Austin Fields took second with a 298.95 in his first collegiate event.

The success for the Harvard rookies continued in the 200 free, as freshman Zach Snyder won the event by over two seconds with a time of 1:40.25. Snyder was also triumphant in the 500 free with his time of 4:49.90. Teammate Logan Houck placed second in the event.

The victories kept coming for the Crimson, as Osada earned wins in the 100 (49.58) and 200 back (1:47.50), Sava Turcanu in the 200 butterfly (1:53.05) and Tan in the 50 free (20.81).

Harvard returns to the action next Friday, welcoming Columbia to Blodgett Pool for a 3 p.m. meet that can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Press Release

Courtesy of Cornell Athletics

HANOVER, N.H. – The Cornell men’s swimming and diving team had a solid first outing of the 2016-17 season, splitting an Ivy League tri-match on Friday evening at Karl Michael Pool. Harvard topped the Big Red 198-96, but Cornell pulled out a 176-123 victory over the host Big Green for its third straight win in the series.

The Big Red opened the meet with a bang, going 1-2 against Dartmouth in the 200 medley relay. The team of Dylan Curtis, Alex Evdokimov, Luke Reisch and Jack Brenneman made up the team’s fastest relay and stopped the clock in 1:32.16. Cornell won five straight events against Dartmouth to run up the lead, highlighted by a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 breast and the 50 free. In all, Cornell won nine of 16 events on the day against the Big Green.

Cornell returns to action next weekend at home against Penn and Princeton.

Press Release

Courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics

HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team opened the 2016-17 season at home on Friday in a tri-meet against Ivy League rivals Harvard and Cornell. The Big Green fell to both the Crimson (198-96) and the Big Red (176-123), although the latter was very close.

Dartmouth’s divers got things started on the 3-meter board. AJ Krok finished highest in third (324.25), qualifying for the NCAA Zone Diving Championship, which will take place at the end of the season. Taylor Clough followed in fifth (304.55) and Ray Neistat was sixth (276.55) in his collegiate debut. Later on in the day on the 1-meter board, Krok was third once again (294.80), while Clough was fifth (286.00) and Neistat took seventh (254.95).

In the 200-yard medley relay, the Big Green took sixth (1:35.43) and seventh (1:39.05). Josh Hendell made a splash in his first meet of his college career by winning the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:28.31), leaving over six seconds between him and Kent Haeffner of Harvard. Tony Shen placed second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.35), finishing just two seconds behind Harvard’s Zach Snyder.

Four of Dartmouth’s swimmers finished in a row in the 100-yard breaststroke: Delaney Hall led the charge in sixth (58.49) and was followed by Patrick Kang (59.37), Timo Vaimann (59.41) and James Flood (1:00.27). David Harmon was third in the 200-yard butterfly (1:53.90), touching just eight-tenths of a second behind the first-place finisher. Harmon also placed second in the 100-yard butterfly (50.14).

Shen and Henry Senkfor were less than a second apart in the 200-yard backstroke, with Shen taking fourth (1:55.68) and Senkfor following in fifth (1:56.29). That duo was back at it in the 200-yard IM; Shen was second (1:56.54), while Senkfor touched just over half a second later to take third (1:57.13). In the 500-yard freestyle, Hendell was third (4:39.01), finishing less than 10 seconds out of first.

To close the afternoon, Dartmouth’s A relay – made up of Will Belmont, Henry Patrick, John Hall and Shen – placed third (3:13.40), out-touching Cornell by six one-hundredths of a second. The Big Green’s B relay followed in fifth (3:17.47).

Dartmouth will return to the water on Dec. 2 for the three-day Big Al Invitational at Brown.

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That kid Farris has quite the ceiling, can’t wait to see him with some rest.

jay ryan

Hey that Dartmouth pool record in the 400 Free Relay in the results pdf is listed as 3:02+ by Yale in 2015 but the names are those of Freestylers from Harvard in 1981 (including Jack Gauthier, Ted Chappell and Bobby Hackett). Just a walk down memory lane for me or a funny coincidence?

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