American record-holder Dean Farris will return to the Harvard roster for the 2020-2021 NCAA season after an Olympic gap year.
In Olympic anticipation, the 2020 NCAA season was loaded with top talent taking gap years. But Olympic postponement will throw a wrench into those plans.
Harvard’s Raphael Marcoux will sit out the coming NCAA season in preparation for Canadian Olympic Trials in the spring. Marcoux would have been a senior.
Jade Hannah completed a sweep of the women’s backstroke events on day three of the 2019 Canadian Championships in Winnipeg.
Jade Hannah of Island Swimming was victorious in the women’s 200 back on night one of the Canadian Swimming Championships in Winnipeg.
On top of that, the last time Harvard cracked the top 10 itself was in 1963 when they finished 10th.
There are only a handful of scratches from the final prelims session of the men’s NCAA championships, most of them out of the 100 free, to gear up for relay qualifications.
Harvard is leading the way for the mid-major schools, having qualified 6 individual swimmers and all 5 relays.
The University of Texas, who had 18 swimmers invited to the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championships, has scratched two athletes to lower its combined swimming and diving NCAA roster size to 18.
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 Harvard men broke Meet Records in both relays on day 1 of the 2019 Ivy League Championships.
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.