Harvard has opted out of today’s 400 medley relay prelims, meaning swimming fans won’t get to see Dean Farris swim a 100 back at this meet.
Indiana’s Blake Pieroni moved up all the way up to the top in the all-time rankings as the leadoff member of his squad, clocking in at 1:29.63 to become the first man ever to break 1:30.
We hadn’t even seen the last heat of the 800 free relay yet, but heads were already turning after Harvard’s Dean Farris blasted a 1:30.5 split on the 2nd leg in heat 2.
The 4 fastest men in history, led by Townley Haas in the all-time rankings, will face off at the Men’s NCAA Championships.
While NC State and Texas are 2 of the top teams battling for the title tonight, the Florida Gators are bringing in a team that could be hard to beat.
There are several men in contention for the title. Four of them are Longhorns. Austin Katz is the top seed, but Harvard’s Dean Farris has also been sub-1:39 this season.
Holding the third-best time in the country this year, Harvard sophomore Dean Farris did not enter the 100 back, electing not to take on a brutal double with his top-seeded 200 free.
The Indiana men repeated as Big Ten champions for the first time since 1985.
Cole Buese is one of the Princeton men competing for tonight’s 200 fly title.
After dropping a very fast 1:31.51 split on Indiana’s 800 freestyle relay Wednesday night, Blake Pieroni followed up with an even more impressive 1:31.14 in the 200 freestyle Friday night.
After putting up a blistering 1:30.69 split on the 800 free relay, Farris hit a new best time in the individual 200 free.
Indiana’s Ian Finnerty will aim to improve upon his 50.82 prelim swim in the 100 breast.
Harvard’s Brennan Novak is set to compete in the 1000 free tonight. Teammate Dean Farris headlines both the 200 free and 100 back.
Alex Evdokimov of Cornell will be going for his fourth consecutive 100 breast title on Friday night. He set the DeNunzio Pool record in prelims with 52.76.
Watch Harvard’s Dean Farris put up the fifth-fastest 800 freestyle relay split of all time.