Tommy Glenn, Swimming and Diving
Junior Tommy Glenn (Haddonfield, NJ) had a
record-breaking weekend at the Men's Ivy League Swimming and Diving
Championships, held at Brown's Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics
Center. Over three days of competition, the Economics concentrator
defended two Ivy League titles, competed on three relays for the
Bears, set three school records and turned in some of the fastest
times in the country.
On Friday, Glenn combined with sophomore Jeffrey Strausser (Lafayette, CA), sophomore Alex Pascal (Longmeadow, MA)and junior Oliver Diamond (Salt Lake City, UT) in the 200 freestyle relay, placing fifth and setting a new Brown school record. Their time of 1:20.81 was six one-hundredths faster than the old record, set by Dan Ricketts, Tucker Wetmore, Trent Huxley and Ben Zlotoff in 2009.
On Friday, the results of the 100 butterfly had the Brown contingent on its feet as Glenn successfully defended his title in the event with a winning time of 45.80. The swim broke both the pool record of 46.86 that he set in the morning's preliminary heats, as well as the school record that he set last year. Perhaps most impressively, Glenn achieved the NCAA 'A' cut, with the third fastest time in the country this year. Swimming a tough double, he also competed in the championship final of the 200 freestyle less than 20 minutes after his winning performance in the butterfly, taking eighth place in the event with a time of 1:40.49. Rounding out the evening, he joined sophomore Brian Barr (Martinsville, NJ), freshman Cory Mayfield (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) and freshman Ryan Saenger (Clarence, NY) to race to a fifth place finish in the 800 freestyle relay, stopping the clock at 6:38.02, less than two tenths off the Brown school record set in 2002.
On Saturday, Glenn successfully defended his 200 butterfly title with a season-best of 1:43.11, setting a new pool record as well as a new Brown school record. The time was also an NCAA 'B' cut and is the sixth fastest time in the country this year. He concluded his stellar outing with a fourth place finish in the 400 freestyle relay, joining Strausser, Diamond and senior Michael Johnson (Cave Creek, AZ) for a time of 2:58.32.
Glenn will represent the Bears at the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships from March 28th to 30th in Indianapolis, Indiana.