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!


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


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


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


thats a superb level of supporting each other




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

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