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Nebraska HS state champion Jonathan Novinski has verbally committed to Harvard for fall 2021. He’s a senior at Grand Island High School and swims for Grand Island YMCA Quicksilver.
I’m very excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at Harvard! I couldn’t have done it without my family, coaches, and friends. Go Crimson!
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 200 free – 1:40.08
- 500 free – 4:29.97
- 1000 free – 9:30.68
- 1650 free – 15:57.90
- 200 IM – 1:53.20
Novinski’s older brother Matt Novinski is a senior at Wisconsin and standout backstroker on their roster.
At the 2020 Nebraska HS State Championships, Novinski won the 500 free (4:34.61) and was runner-up in the 200 free (1:41.57). He also raced at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Championships, competing in the 200 free, 500 free and mile.
Harvard has built a strong distance program; last season, then-freshman Cole Kuster led the program in the 500 (4:18.17) and the 1650 free (15:10.38), and then-freshman Noah Brune was #2 in the mile (15:13.07). They also have Arik Katz, a high-impact freshman (1:37.9/4:23.3/8:57/15:01).
At the 2020 Ivy League Champs, Novinski would’ve been a 200 free C-finalist and he would’ve scored in the 1000 free at 23rd.
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