Harvard Takes Down Columbia 190-102

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November 21st, 2016 College, Ivy League

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Harvard
  • November 18, 2016
  • Score
    • Harvard 190, Columbia 102

Press Release

Courtesy of Harvard Athletics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team improved to 3-0 on the season, knocking off its third Ivy League opponent of the season Friday, beating Columbia 190-102 at Blodgett Pool.

Similar to its triumph at Dartmouth last week, the Crimson started out the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. The foursome of Koya Osada, Shane McNamara, Max Yakubovich and Dean Farris touched in 1:29.14 to take first place. Harvard’s other two relay teams in the event took second and third.

The 1,000 free was up next with the Crimson taking the top three spots in that event as well. Brennan Novak led the field in 9:11.96, with Logan Houck and Kent Haeffner following him to the wall. A pair of freshman led the charge for Harvard in the 200 free as Farris claimed top honors with his time of 1:36.03, while Zach Snyder took third.

Another Harvard trifecta followed in the 100 back, as Osada, Daniel Tran and Jack Manchester finished 1-2-3. Osada touched in the fast time of 49.11. The 100 breast saw McNamara earn first-place accolades with a time of 54.73. Daniel Chang finished second in the event.

The senior duo of Christian Carbone and Yakubovich earned the top-two finishes in the 200 butterfly, touching the wall in 1:49.27 and 1:49.65, respectively. Steven Tan and Sebastian Lutz kept the winning coming in the speedy 50 free. Tan posted a time off 20:43 to claim first, while Lutz took second in 20.61.

Farris continued the tremendous start to his rookie year with another victory in the 100 free, registering a time of 43.68. Junior Ed Kim placed second. Tran and Manchester paced the field in the 200 back with Tran winning with a 1:46.36 mark. Chang garnered a win in the 200 breast, outracing the field with a 2:00.18 time. McNamara was on his heels in second with a 2:00.52. Snyder also found himself atop the leaderboard in the 500 free, edging a fellow freshman from Columbia with his time of 4:26.73. Tan rounded out the Crimson victories in the pool with a 48.25 in the 100 butterfly.

Jayden Pantel won both the one- and three-meter boards for Columbia, with Harvard’s Bobby Ross earning second in both.

Harvard will noW prep for the Texas (swimming) and Georgia (diving) Invitationals that begin November 30. It’s next Ivy League dual will be Jan. 13 against Penn and Brown.

Press Release

Courtesy of Columbia Athletics

Cambridge, Mass. – The Columbia men’s swimming & diving team took on a veteran Harvard squad on Friday, Nov. 18 at Blodgett Pool in the Crimson’s home opener. Harvard was dominant in their sole Ivy League dual meet at home downing the Lions 190-102, behind victories in 14 of 16 events.

The Lions pair of first-place crowns on the day came on the boards as Jayden Pantel continues his dominance this season. Pantel swept both the three-meter and one-meter dives for the fourth-straight meet this year. In the three-meter dive, the junior surpassed the 400-point mark for the second-consecutive contest with a winning score of 404.18. The victory also marked his 25th-straight win in the three-meter dive to remain unbeaten in his career in dual-meet action, including back-to-back 11-0 seasons in his rookie and sophomore campaigns.

A score of 343.88 delivered Pantel the crown in the one-meter dive as he continues to spread his dominance to that event. First-year Shinya Kondo also placed third in the three-meter event for the Lions for the second-straight meet with a score of 330.00, just .30 points away from a second-place finish.

In the pool, the Lions saw some impressive performances by first-year Nian-Guo Liu. Liu grabbed a pair of runner-up finishes with season-best times of 4:28.17 in the 500 freestyle and 1:37.52 in the 200 freestyle. Terry Li also collected points for the Lions with third-place finishes in both the 100 butterfly (48.98) and 200 butterfly (1:50.01).

The Lions (2-2, 1-2 Ivy) will be back in action on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. as they hosts Bucknell in their home opener in Uris Pool.

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