Townley Haas on Farris’ 1:29.1: “He swam it pretty much perfectly” (Video)

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Reported by Jared Anderson.

Texas took a different approach from Harvard. Instead of leading off with (former) American record-holder Townley Haasthey used him on their anchor leg. Freshman Drew Kibler led off in 1:32.06 to keep Texas in the hunt. Austin Katz was 1:31.45 and Jeff Newkirk 1:31.91 before Haas hit the pool. He went out in a blistering 20.01 to his feet in the first 50 and though he did die off a little by the end of the race, he had the lead by the 100-mark and wasn’t going to be caught. Haas split 1:29.66 – the fastest relay split in history. Interestingly enough, that title of Fastest Relay Split used to be held by Farris – so the two essentially swapped records tonight.

Read more about the 800 Free Relay here.

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Bay City Tex

Year after year, swim after swim, Townley hits his taper. Amazing consistency for 4 great years!

ERVINFORTHEWIN

and he will be a force to reckon with this summer for Team Usa , Yippeeeee

Papa

Just because he wears a different cap doesn’t mean I don’t want him to go fast. A+ sportsmanship on display there folks. That’s how it should be

PowerPlay

and Harvard is no threat to Texas for the team competion, plus Dean not racing the 200 free.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

thats a superb level of supporting each other

anonymous

Amen!

Swimmer

He really has improved on his interviews, great to see.

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