Harvard Men Dominate Brown at Home

by Michael Hamann 1

January 19th, 2022 College, Ivy League

Harvard vs Brown (Men)

  • January 18, 2022
  • Cambridge, MA
  • SCY dual meet
  • Team scores
    • Harvard 215 Brown 84
  • Full results 

The Harvard Crimson men welcomed Ivy League foe Brown to Cambridge on Tuesday and emerged with a massive 215-84 victory. The Crimson won 15 out of 16 events on the day, including 1-2-3 sweeps in the 1000 free, 100 back, 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly. 

Three Harvard swimmers won both of their individual events on the day. Sophomore Noah Brune started his day with a win in the 200 fly, posting a 1:49.48 to touch first. The Mission Viejo, California native turned even with Brown’s Michael Lincoln at the 150, but Brune blasted a 27.34 final 50 to take the win by a second and a half. Brune later returned to win the 500 free in a negative split 4:29.66. Both swims were season bests for the sophomore. 

Also winning two events for the Crimson was Brune’s sophomore classmate Gunner Grant, who won the 100 back and 200 IM. In the 100 back, Grant used a quick second 50 of 24.86 to outswim the field and touch first in 48.82, a half second ahead of freshman teammate Anthony Rincon. The Waco, Texas native later returned to win the 200 IM, posting a 1:50.82 to win by over a full second. Grant’s season bests stand at 47.02 in the 100 back and 1:46.97 in the 200 IM, both from last month’s Minnesota invitational. 

Marcus Holmquist became the third Crimson sophomore to win two events on the day, winning the 200 and 100 freestyle. Holmquist, a native of Sweden, opened up a big lead in the 200 free, flipping at 47.83 at the halfway point and never looked back, touching first in 1:39.02. The Swede later returned to win the 100 free by over half a second, stopping the clock in 45.42. Holmquist’s season best in the 200 free sits at 1:36.71, while his season best in the 100 free is 43.93. Both of those swims came at the Minnesota invitational. 

The Crimson also set up a showdown in the 100 fly between their two best swimmers, senior Dean Farris and junior Umitcan Gures. Farris had a blistering first 50 of 22.13 and held off Gures down the stretch, touching in 47.68 to Gures’ 47.78. Farris’ season best sits at 46.17, while Gures currently holds the third fastest time in the NCAA with a 45.15. Both of those swims came in Minnesota last month. 

Brown’s lone event win came in the 100 breast, where the Bears completed a 1-2 finish. Senior Ben Hayes, a native of River Hills, Wisconsin, touched first in 57.19. He was followed closely by junior teammate Vincent Huang, who touched in second with a 57.38. Hayes’ season best stands at 56.02, while Huang’s season best is 55.86. Both of those swims came last month at the Bruno Invitational. 

Other individual event winners:

  • 1000 free: Shane Washart (Harvard): 9:18.41
  • 50 free: Raphael Marcoux (Harvard): 19.98
  • 200 back: Anthony Rincon (Harvard): 1:48.33
  • 200 breast: Quinn Harron (Harvard): 2:01.76
  • 1 meter diving: Adam Wesson (Harvard): 355.58
  • 3 meter diving: Adam Wesson (Harvard): 389.93

Harvard returns to action this Saturday at home versus Penn, while Brown will head to Ithaca, New York on Saturday to take on Cornell. 

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3 months ago

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