Dean Farris Claims 200 Freestyle Title at Ivy League Champs As Harvard Tops Team Standings

Farris was one of several Harvard athletes to win conference crowns at Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool, and the Crimson stayed ahead in the team standings. The Crimson sit atop the scoring with 1,060 points, with Princeton in second place with 1,024 points. Gunner Grant also emerged as an event winner for Harvard, taking the 100 backstroke in 46.58.

Farris also led off Harvard’s winning 400 medley relay, going 45.39 on the backstroke leg. He was joined on the relay by Jared Simpson, Umit Gures and Marcus Holmquist. The relay was timed in 3:05.72.

Princeton’s Raunak Khosla completed a sweep of the individual medley events when he prevailed over 400 yards. One night after claiming victory in the 200 medley, Khosla posted a time of 3:41.43 in the 400 IM to garner a four-second triumph. His time set a pool record and was just off the Ivy League record of 3:41.00.

Harvard took three of the top four slots in the 1000 freestyle, led by Shane Washart, who was timed in 8:52.09. Meanwhile, Columbia’s Demirkan Demir won the 100 breaststroke in 51.93, followed by Penn’s Matt Fallon (52.30).

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