Evert Breaks Record at Army-Navy Swim Meet

Monday, April 19, 2021
L–R: Jake Evert ’20, Jonah Harm ’20, Evan Zhang ’17

Five Mercersburg swimming alumni—including classmates and current Navy teammates Jake Evert ’20, Jonah Harm ’20, and Anna Freyman ’20—competed in the Army-Navy swimming & diving meet April 17 in West Point, NY. Evert set Army-Navy meet and pool records with a 43.71 finish in the men’s 100-yard freestyle.

The combined Midshipmen teams took 26 of the 32 events for the day; Navy won the meet 220-77 on the women’s side and 198-102 on the men’s side, and the margin of victory for the Mids would have been even bigger without a strong effort from Army swimmer and fellow Mercersburg alum Evan Zhang ’17, who swept the men’s 100 breaststroke (53.61) and 200 breaststroke (1:56.56) for the Cadets.

Eli Williams ’19 also competed for Navy, finishing third in the 50 free.

Evert broke the meet and Crandall Pool records in the men’s 100-yard freestyle, and also placed first as a member of Navy’s 400 free relay. Harm showed his strength in the 100 butterfly, winning the event in 47.47. Freyman competed in three events for the Mids, and Zhang was also part of Army’s second-place quartet in the 200 medley relay.

Full meet results

Navy’s men’s roster also includes Dean Nguyen ’17 and Hugh Robey ’19, and Nguyen’s sister Mandolin ’19 is a member of the Army women’s team.