Courtesy: Swim Richmond.org Chris Bushelman joined the SwimRVA Rapids in April 2019 as the program’s first ever full-time Senior Assistant…
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the Friday morning fun.
Harvard is leading the way for the mid-major schools, having qualified 6 individual swimmers and all 5 relays.
Dean Farris and his teammate Brennan Novak each won 3 individual events at the meet, so they shared the high point award for the 2nd-straight season.
Dean Farris wasn’t the only highlight on Friday at the Ivy League Championships. The meet also saw the fastest freshman time in the nation.
Princeton freshman Raunak Khosla swam a speedy 1:42.80, out-touching Penn senior Mark Andrew (1:42.97).
The University of Pennsylvania swimming and diving program completed a sweep over West Chester on Saturday to close out the 2018-19 dual meet season.
Mark Andrew was a key performer for the Quaker men.
Tess Cieplucha had a big swim in the 400 IM to achieve her NCAA ‘A’ cut for Tennessee. She came into the meet with a best time of 4:05.43 from last season, but blew that away tonight with a 4:03.81.
The Vols has 4 women under the 2017 NCAA invited time in finals with Brown (21.65), Bailey Grinter (22.08), Maddy Banic (22.15), and Stanzi Moseley (22.20).
Up until this morning, Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin held the fastest time in the NCAA with a 21.64, and only Ky-Lee Perry and Mallory Comerford had also been under 22 seconds so far.
Columbia’s Nianguo Liu won the 200 free, marking himself as the only swimmer in the field to break 1:40.
Cole Buese is one of the Princeton men competing for tonight’s 200 fly title.
Harvard’s Brennan Novak is set to compete in the 1000 free tonight. Teammate Dean Farris headlines both the 200 free and 100 back.
Harvard’s Brennan Novak is the top seed in the 500 free after breaking the Meet Record with a quick 4:14.17 in prelims.