On top of that, the last time Harvard cracked the top 10 itself was in 1963 when they finished 10th.
Harvard’s Dean Farris showed his incredible closing speed, torching his way home in 21.38 to go 40.80, the #3 swim of all-time
The highlight might be the 200 breast, where 200 IM/200 free champ Andrew Seliskar goes up against 100 breast champ (and defending 200 breast champ) Ian Finnerty of Indiana.
Night 4 at defied expectations. There was only one place in the top 4 in any of the 5 individual events that was picked correctly by more than 50% of entries
Harvard’s Dean Farris is now the third-fastest perfomer in the 100 free all-time.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the prelims excitement on the final day of competition.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar has always been a versatile force to be reckoned with, but until 2 days ago, he had never won an individual NCAA title.
The big showdown of the day is probably Andrew Seliskar vs. Ian Finnerty in the 200 breast. Seliskar is 2-for-2 in wins and the favorite for Swimmer of the Meet, but needs to avenge a loss to Finnerty last year to remain perfect in his individuals this week.
Dean Farris posted a time of 41.00 in the 100 free prelims to become the fifth fastest performer in history.
Was it risky to choose the 100 back over the 200 free individually? Well, Harvard’s Dean Farris is the fastest in the NCAA in both.
Haas was aiming to be the first man in history to four-peat in the 200 free.
Farris held on for the win in 43.66. That’s shockingly just two tenths off the American record set by Ryan Murphy in 2016
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the Friday night emotion.
NC State’s Coleman Stewart is in the hunt for two NCAA titles tonight, though the marquee matchup is a heavyweight title bout between Townley Haas and Andrew Seliskar for the 200 free title, perhaps the team title and perhaps even Swimmer of the Meet honors.
The Alabama Crimson Tide broke the Texas pool record tonight in the 200 medley relay, one of three pool records set today.