Dean Farris Posts 1:31.56 200 Free At Men’s Ivy League Championships

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

Dean Farris stole the show on night three of the 2017 Men’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. The Harvard freshman posted a time of 1:31.56 in the 200 free, fast enough for an NCAA Automatic cut.

His swim ranks him sixth on the all-time list and is first in the NCAA so far this year.

Not too long after that, Farris was back in the water to set a new meet record in the 100 back, just a hair shy of the A standard.

2017 Men’s Ivy League Day 3 Finals – Results

1000 Free:

Yale’s Kei Hyogo won the 1000 free in 8:49.45, clipping one tenth off the previous Ivy League Record. The junior, who last night won the B-Final in a time that would’ve won the entire event, also broke the pool record by over three seconds.

Harvard’s Brennan Novak, who won the 500 last night, took silver in 8:50.79. His teammate Logan Houck grabbed bronze in 8:54.94.

 Event 8  Men 1000 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 8:49.55  2015      Chris Swanson (Pennsylvania)
  Pool Record: P 8:52.88  2014      Brian Hogan (Yale)
    Name                 Year School               Seed     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Hyogo, Kei             JR Yale              9:02.47    8:49.45M  32  
    r:+0.62  24.39        50.81 (26.42)
        1:17.28 (26.47)     1:44.14 (26.86)
        2:11.26 (27.12)     2:38.11 (26.85)
        3:05.06 (26.95)     3:31.92 (26.86)
        3:58.87 (26.95)     4:25.72 (26.85)
        4:52.52 (26.80)     5:19.30 (26.78)
        5:45.78 (26.48)     6:12.25 (26.47)
        6:38.79 (26.54)     7:05.16 (26.37)
        7:31.45 (26.29)     7:57.85 (26.40)
        8:24.18 (26.33)     8:49.45 (25.27)
  2 Novak, Brennan         SO Harvard           9:11.96    8:50.79P  28  
    r:+0.66  24.80        52.07 (27.27)
        1:19.03 (26.96)     1:46.08 (27.05)
        2:12.89 (26.81)     2:39.78 (26.89)
        3:06.61 (26.83)     3:33.46 (26.85)
        4:00.40 (26.94)     4:27.41 (27.01)
        4:53.95 (26.54)     5:20.29 (26.34)
        5:46.58 (26.29)     6:13.12 (26.54)
        6:39.50 (26.38)     7:05.83 (26.33)
        7:32.20 (26.37)     7:58.72 (26.52)
        8:25.13 (26.41)     8:50.79 (25.66)
  3 Houck, Logan           SO Harvard           9:11.01    8:54.94   27  
    r:+0.83  24.63        51.24 (26.61)
        1:18.17 (26.93)     1:45.02 (26.85)
        2:12.23 (27.21)     2:39.30 (27.07)
        3:06.18 (26.88)     3:33.40 (27.22)
        4:00.63 (27.23)     4:27.79 (27.16)
        4:54.32 (26.53)     5:21.02 (26.70)
        5:47.81 (26.79)     6:14.54 (26.73)
        6:41.22 (26.68)     7:08.29 (27.07)
        7:35.10 (26.81)     8:01.79 (26.69)
        8:28.72 (26.93)     8:54.94 (26.22)
  4 Snyder, Zach           FR Harvard                NT    9:00.99   26  
    r:+0.80  25.01                     
            1:18.12 ( )     1:47.10 (28.98)
        2:14.18 (27.08)     2:41.20 (27.02)
        3:08.35 (27.15)     3:35.38 (27.03)
        4:02.47 (27.09)     4:29.52 (27.05)
                                5:23.80 ( )
        5:50.87 (27.07)     6:17.58 (26.71)
        6:45.10 (27.52)     7:11.62 (26.52)
        7:39.49 (27.87)     8:06.86 (27.37)
        8:34.07 (27.21)     9:00.99 (26.92)
  5 Uselis, Taylor         JR Pennsylvania      9:13.70    9:03.07   25  
    r:+0.60  24.98        51.74 (26.76)
        1:18.80 (27.06)     1:45.87 (27.07)
        2:13.08 (27.21)     2:40.24 (27.16)
        3:07.63 (27.39)     3:34.94 (27.31)
        4:02.25 (27.31)     4:29.67 (27.42)
        4:56.84 (27.17)     5:24.05 (27.21)
        5:51.37 (27.32)     6:18.89 (27.52)
        6:46.18 (27.29)     7:13.63 (27.45)
        7:41.24 (27.61)     8:08.77 (27.53)
        8:36.47 (27.70)     9:03.07 (26.60)
  6 Haigh, Matthew         FR Pennsylvania      9:22.08    9:05.33   24  
    r:+0.83  25.11        52.55 (27.44)
        1:20.08 (27.53)     1:47.67 (27.59)
        2:14.93 (27.26)     2:42.18 (27.25)
        3:09.66 (27.48)     3:37.04 (27.38)
        4:04.31 (27.27)     4:31.64 (27.33)
        4:58.82 (27.18)     5:26.07 (27.25)
        5:53.62 (27.55)     6:21.24 (27.62)
        6:48.92 (27.68)     7:16.62 (27.70)
        7:44.29 (27.67)     8:12.09 (27.80)
        8:39.30 (27.21)     9:05.33 (26.03)
  7 Springer, Gavin        SO Harvard           9:23.55    9:05.37   23  
    r:+0.82  25.22        52.18 (26.96)
        1:19.58 (27.40)     1:47.04 (27.46)
        2:14.48 (27.44)     2:41.98 (27.50)
        3:09.28 (27.30)     3:36.64 (27.36)
        4:04.03 (27.39)     4:31.27 (27.24)
        4:58.56 (27.29)     5:26.19 (27.63)
        5:53.72 (27.53)     6:21.33 (27.61)
        6:48.72 (27.39)     7:16.24 (27.52)
        7:43.98 (27.74)     8:11.70 (27.72)
        8:39.28 (27.58)     9:05.37 (26.09)
  8 Lerude, Ben            SR Yale              9:21.51    9:05.47   22  
    r:+0.67  25.24        52.30 (27.06)
        1:20.03 (27.73)     1:47.63 (27.60)
        2:15.19 (27.56)     2:42.88 (27.69)
        3:10.77 (27.89)     3:38.10 (27.33)
        4:05.75 (27.65)     4:33.19 (27.44)
        5:00.82 (27.63)     5:28.52 (27.70)
        5:56.21 (27.69)     6:23.71 (27.50)
        6:51.32 (27.61)     7:18.47 (27.15)
        7:45.80 (27.33)     8:13.09 (27.29)
        8:39.85 (26.76)     9:05.47 (25.62)

400 IM:

Penn claimed the top two spots in the 400 IM, led by Mark Andrew. The sophomore won by over four seconds in 3:43.28. His time broke his previous meet record set last year for his second-consecutive win. His time was also under the old pool record.

Andrew’s teammate Thomas Dillinger took second in 3:47.59 ahead of Columbia’s Shane Brett, who took third in 3:48.21.

Event 9  Men 400 Yard IM
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 3:43.53  2016      Mark Andrew (Pennsylvania)
  Pool Record: P 3:47.33  2014      Samuel Smiddy (Princeton)
       NCAA A: A 3:40.76
       NCAA B: B 3:54.49
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Andrew, Mark           SO Pennsylvania      3:46.90    3:43.28M  32  
    r:+0.61  24.32        51.74 (27.42)
        1:21.05 (29.31)     1:49.31 (28.26)
        2:20.21 (30.90)     2:51.49 (31.28)
        3:17.93 (26.44)     3:43.28 (25.35)
  2 Dillinger, Thomas      SO Pennsylvania      3:49.27    3:47.59B  28  
    r:+0.63  24.49        52.53 (28.04)
        1:20.59 (28.06)     1:48.74 (28.15)
        2:21.18 (32.44)     2:54.18 (33.00)
        3:20.96 (26.78)     3:47.59 (26.63)
  3 Brett, Shane           SO Columbia          3:50.35    3:48.21B  27  
    r:+0.65  24.60        52.49 (27.89)
        1:22.08 (29.59)     1:50.95 (28.87)
        2:23.10 (32.15)     2:55.44 (32.34)
        3:22.46 (27.02)     3:48.21 (25.75)
  4 Carbone, Christian     SR Harvard           3:46.79    3:49.20B  26  
    r:+0.57  24.51        52.20 (27.69)
        1:22.04 (29.84)     1:51.90 (29.86)
        2:23.29 (31.39)     2:55.39 (32.10)
        3:22.56 (27.17)     3:49.20 (26.64)
  5 Proctor, Grant         SR Pennsylvania      3:51.66    3:49.85B  25  
    r:+0.70  24.27        52.26 (27.99)
        1:21.12 (28.86)     1:49.62 (28.50)
        2:22.32 (32.70)     2:55.83 (33.51)
        3:23.20 (27.37)     3:49.85 (26.65)
  6 Tran, Daniel           SO Harvard           3:53.29    3:53.42B  24  
    r:+0.67  24.42        52.86 (28.44)
        1:21.37 (28.51)     1:49.82 (28.45)
        2:23.87 (34.05)     2:58.63 (34.76)
        3:26.36 (27.73)     3:53.42 (27.06)
  7 Foster, Jack           SR Columbia          3:52.67    3:53.63B  23  
    r:+0.75  24.29        52.81 (28.52)
        1:22.93 (30.12)     1:52.75 (29.82)
        2:25.36 (32.61)     2:59.11 (33.75)
        3:27.27 (28.16)     3:53.63 (26.36)
  8 Furnary, Tristan       FR Yale              3:55.29    3:55.52   22  
    r:+0.64  24.87        53.34 (28.47)
        1:23.62 (30.28)     1:53.52 (29.90)
        2:26.98 (33.46)     3:00.73 (33.75)
        3:28.18 (27.45)     3:55.52 (27.34)

100 Fly:

Harvard’s Max Yakubovich led a tight 100 fly race as the top three finishers were separated by four tenths. The senior won the event in 46.54 to defend his title.

Columbia’s Terry Li took second in 46.88 and Penn’s James Jameson rounded out the top three in 46.95.

Event 10  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 45.12  2009      Doug Lennox (Princeton)
  Pool Record: P 46.13  2014      Thomas Glenn (Brown)
       NCAA A: A 45.73
       NCAA B: B 48.29
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Yakubovich, Max        SR Harvard             46.63      46.54B  32  
    r:+0.46  21.77        46.54 (24.77)
  2 Li, Terry              SR Columbia            47.06      46.88B  28  
    r:+0.67  21.71        46.88 (25.17)
  3 Jameson, James         SR Pennsylvania        47.01      46.95B  27  
    r:+0.70  21.62        46.95 (25.33)
  4 Tan, Steven            JR Harvard             46.43      47.11B  26  
    r:+0.69  21.68        47.11 (25.43)
  5 Frifeldt, Kevin        JR Columbia            47.66      47.44B  25  
    r:+0.59  21.91        47.44 (25.53)
  6 Wen, Michael           SR Pennsylvania        47.25      47.50B  24  
    r:+0.67  21.76        47.50 (25.74)
  7 Greenberg, Aaron       JR Yale                47.49      47.91B  23  
    r:+0.62  21.84        47.91 (26.07)
  8 Klotz, Daniel          SR Brown               47.83      48.14B  22  
    r:+0.67  21.99        48.14 (26.15)

200 Free:

Harvard’s Farris dominated the 200 free tonight, posting a time of 1:31.56 to lead the field by nearly three seconds. Although his time from prelims broke the meet and pool record, his time tonight made them even faster. The previous meet record was set back in 2009 while the former pool record was set by Rowdy Gaines in 1980.

The freshman’s time is an NCAA A standard by nearly one and a half seconds. Coming into his freshman year, Farris’ best time in this event was 1:36.00.

Yale’s Adrian Lin took second in 1:34.25 and Harvard’s Aly Abdel Khalik finished third in 1:36.24.

Event 11  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 1:33.50  2009      Doug Lennox (Princeton)
  Pool Record: P 1:34.57  1980      Rowdy Gaines (Auburn)
       NCAA A: A 1:32.97
       NCAA B: B 1:37.99
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Farris, Dean           FR Harvard           1:32.71    1:31.56A  32  
    r:+0.75  21.43        44.33 (22.90)
        1:07.66 (23.33)     1:31.56 (23.90)
  2 Lin, Adrian            SO Yale              1:35.20    1:34.25P  28  
    r:+0.60  22.06        45.73 (23.67)
        1:09.89 (24.16)     1:34.25 (24.36)
  3 Abdel Khalik, Aly      SR Harvard           1:35.49    1:36.24B  26.5
    r:+0.79  22.52        46.96 (24.44)
        1:11.40 (24.44)     1:36.24 (24.84)
  3 Zyla, Michal	          JR Columbia          1:35.50    1:36.24B  26.5
    r:+0.53  22.72        46.95 (24.23)
        1:11.64 (24.69)     1:36.24 (24.60)
  5 Rutter, Jonathan       JR Yale              1:36.42    1:36.69B  25  
    r:+0.68  22.50        46.96 (24.46)
        1:11.81 (24.85)     1:36.69 (24.88)
  6 Liu, Nianguo           FR Columbia          1:37.61    1:36.73B  24  
    r:+0.73  22.87        47.61 (24.74)
        1:12.19 (24.58)     1:36.73 (24.54)
  7 Bondarenko, Nikita     SR Columbia          1:37.14    1:37.17B  23  
    r:+0.57  22.62        47.10 (24.48)
        1:12.01 (24.91)     1:37.17 (25.16)
  8 Su, Kevin              SR Pennsylvania      1:37.20    1:37.29B  22  
    r:+0.55  22.72        47.20 (24.48)
        1:11.37 (24.17)     1:37.29 (25.92)

100 Breast:

Cornell’s Alex Evdokimov won his third-straight Ivy League title in the 100 breast with a time of 52.13. His time broke his own meet record he set last year and is also a new pool record.

Harvard’s Shane McNamara was also under the old pool record but took second in 52.76. Penn’s Colin McHugh finished third in 53.98.

Event 12  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 52.46  2016      Alex Evdokimov (Cornell)
  Pool Record: P 53.52  2014      Nejc Zupan (Dartmouth)
       NCAA A: A 51.93
       NCAA B: B 55.39
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Evdokimov, Alex        JR Cornell             53.02      52.13M  32  
    r:+0.65  24.40        52.13 (27.73)
  2 McNamara, Shane        JR Harvard             53.96      52.76P  28  
    r:+0.59  24.60        52.76 (28.16)
  3 McHugh, Colin          SO Pennsylvania        54.25      53.98B  27  
    r:+0.58  25.50        53.98 (28.48)
  4 Thomas, Wes            SR Pennsylvania        54.43      54.29B  26  
    r:+0.52  25.78        54.29 (28.51)
  5 Smith, Jack            SO Columbia            54.18      54.32B  25  
    r:+0.54  25.54        54.32 (28.78)
  6 Chang, Daniel          FR Harvard             54.58      54.33B  24  
    r:+0.64  25.74        54.33 (28.59)
  7 Hurwitz, Cole          SR Pennsylvania        54.31      54.45B  23  
    r:+0.50  25.61        54.45 (28.84)
  8 Lohman, Connor         SR Brown               54.68      54.70B  22  
    r:+0.57  26.09        54.70 (28.61)

100 Back:

Not too long after his incredible performance in the 200 free, Farris was back in the pool to claim his second Ivy League title in the 100 back. The rookie led a Harvard sweep of the event in 45.38, good enough for a new meet and pool record. His time was only .01 off the NCAA A standard.

Farris’ teammates Jack Manchester (47.08) and Yakubovich (47.19) completed the top three.

Event 13  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: M 45.98  2015      David Jakl (Columbia)
  Pool Record: P 46.80  2014      Michael Stand (Princeton)
       NCAA A: A 45.37
       NCAA B: B 48.49
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Farris, Dean           FR Harvard             45.74      45.38M  32  
             22.31        45.38 (23.07)
  2 Manchester, Jack       SR Harvard             46.97      47.08B  28  
             22.78        47.08 (24.30)
  3 Yakubovich, Max        SR Harvard             47.64      47.19B  27  
             22.97        47.19 (24.22)
  4 Curtis, Dylan          FR Cornell             48.10      47.63B  26  
             22.85        47.63 (24.78)
  5 Osada, Koya            JR Harvard             47.88      48.10B  25  
             23.31        48.10 (24.79)
  6 Blinstrub, Mark        SO Pennsylvania        48.10      48.37B  24  
             23.33        48.37 (25.04)
  7 Schultz, Alex          SR Yale                49.06      48.60   23  
             23.42        48.60 (25.18)
  8 Schaffer, CJ           JR Pennsylvania        48.95      49.48   22  
             23.66        49.48 (25.82)

400 Medley Relay:

Harvard absolutely dominated the final event of the night, winning the relay by nearly five seconds. The team of Manchester (47.19), McNamara (52.72), Yakubovich (45.61), and Farris (41.46) combined to take the title in 3:06.98.

Their time broke the meet record by 2.5 seconds and the pool record by 4.5 seconds. They were also under the NCAA A standard. Farris’ split of 41.46 in the 100 free would rank him second in the NCAA so far this year behind Caeleb Dressel (40.20) and Michael Chadwick (41.13). 

Penn took second in 3:11.80 and Cornell finished third in 3:12.34.

Event 14  Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
  Meet Record: M 3:09.20  2016      Princeton
                          E. Hu-Van Wright, J. Pohlmann, B. Schafer, S. Bole
  Pool Record: P 3:10.42  2014      Harvard
                          J. Manchester, E. Ronda, J. Luna, C. Satterthwaite
       NCAA A: A 3:07.75
       NCAA B: B 3:09.68
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Harvard                             3:13.53    3:06.98A  64  
     1) Manchester, Jack SR           2) r:+0.44 McNamara, Shane JR   
     3) r:+0.20 Yakubovich, Max SR    4) r:+0.24 Farris, Dean FR      
             22.89        47.19 (47.19)
        1:11.82 (24.63)     1:39.91 (52.72)
        2:00.83 (20.92)     2:25.52 (45.61)
        2:45.06 (19.54)     3:06.98 (41.46)
  2 Pennsylvania                        3:12.71    3:11.80   56  
     1) Jameson, James SR             2) r:+0.36 McHugh, Colin SO     
     3) r:+0.23 Wen, Michael SR       4) r:+0.21 Dillinger, Thomas SO 
             23.59        48.43 (48.43)
        1:13.15 (24.72)     1:41.79 (53.36)
        2:03.18 (21.39)     2:28.63 (46.84)
        2:48.71 (20.08)     3:11.80 (43.17)
  3 Cornell                             3:12.66    3:12.34   54  
     1) Curtis, Dylan FR              2) r:+0.31 Evdokimov, Alex JR   
     3) r:+0.37 Reisch, Luke SR       4) r:+0.75 Mahoney, Jack FR     
             23.46        48.51 (48.51)
        1:12.87 (24.36)     1:41.18 (52.67)
        2:02.90 (21.72)     2:28.53 (47.35)
        2:49.27 (20.74)     3:12.34 (43.81)
  4 Columbia                            3:17.41    3:13.31   52  
     1) Zyla, Michal	 JR              2) r:+0.39 Smith, Jack SO       
     3) r:+0.25 Li, Terry SR          4) r:+0.16 Frifeldt, Kevin JR   
             23.32        48.11 (48.11)
        1:13.54 (25.43)     1:42.33 (54.22)
        2:03.48 (21.15)     2:28.92 (46.59)
        2:49.91 (20.99)     3:13.31 (44.39)
  5 Brown                               3:18.96    3:15.14   50  
     1) Johnston, Nick SR             2) r:+0.27 Lohman, Connor SR    
     3) r:+0.24 Klotz, Daniel SR      4) r:+0.62 Smilenov, Alexnder FR
             23.55        48.89 (48.89)
        1:14.24 (25.35)     1:43.46 (54.57)
        2:05.08 (21.62)     2:30.96 (47.50)
        2:51.77 (20.81)     3:15.14 (44.18)
  6 Yale                                3:19.20    3:15.90   48  
     1) Greenberg, Aaron JR           2) r:+0.20 Rutter, Jonathan JR  
     3) r:+0.42 Hyogo, Kei JR         4) r:+0.40 Lin, Adrian SO       
             23.10        48.12 (48.12)
        1:13.97 (25.85)     1:43.39 (55.27)
        2:05.84 (22.45)     2:32.06 (48.67)
        2:52.97 (20.91)     3:15.90 (43.84)
  7 Dartmouth                           3:24.87    3:20.24   46  
     1) Purvis, Robby SO              2) r:+0.23 Vaimann, Timo SR     
     3) r:+0.36 Harmon, David SR      4) r:+0.18 Patrick, Henry SO    
             24.76        51.16 (51.16)
        1:16.95 (25.79)     1:47.26 (56.10)
        2:09.60 (22.34)     2:35.42 (48.16)
        2:56.74 (21.32)     3:20.24 (44.82)

Team Scores:

1. Harvard-1122
2. Penn-906
3. Columbia-778
4. Yale-743.5
5. Cornell-575.5
6. Brown-553
7. Dartmouth-376

Prelims for the final day of competition will being at 11 a.m. EST.

7 Comments

7 comments

  1. Brian Cameron

    Great job Harvard Men! Great racing and great coaching! Good job Kevin Tyrrell!

  2. Tim Lecrone

    Rick Osterberg, you called it! Rowdy’s record went down!

  3. Cees De Vrieze

    I love to see you win! Absolutely fantastic! Love you. Wish you all you deserve as a winner. Hug! Cees.

Author: Chandler Brandes

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