The men's swim team split against a pair of tough foes on Saturday, falling to Navy in a close 152-143 decision and knocking off Dartmouth by an impressive 180.50-117.50 margin to even their record at 2-2 in the early going. Junior Ryan Kikuchi led the way for Bruno, taking a first and second in individual events, and swimming as part of a winning relay.
Senior C.J. Kambe got the day off to a good start for Brown, taking a narrow win in the 1-meter dive. Kambe scored an impressive 283.25 in his attempts, edging Navy's Olaf Olson by less than half a point. The Bears then followed with another win in the 200 medley relay, giving them an impressive start to the afternoon.
After Navy wins in the next three events, giving the Midshipmen a narrow lead, junior Conor Carlucci snapped the streak in the 100 breast, giving the Bears back the momentum with a win in 57.45 seconds, easily beating the second place finisher, who crossed the line in 59.00. Brown was in the winners circle again two events later, as senior Tucker Wetmore took a narrow first in a very exciting 50 free. Wetmore's time of 21.66 seconds was just enough, as the top five finishers were separated by less than a tenth of a second.
Though the Midshipmen then went on another short run, rookie John Hug turned in an impressive performance in the 500 free, winning the event in 4:56.56. Kikuchi then wrapped up the individual events with another first in the 200 IM. Brown continued the strong finish by placing first in the final event of the day, the 400 free relay, taking the top two spots over Dartmouth.
The Bears will be back in action on December 4, when they open competition at the three-day Bucknell Invitational.