Bears in Seventh Heading into Final Day of Ivy League Championship
Princeton, N.J. - Brown wrapped up the second day of competition at the Ivy League Championships in Princeton on Friday evening, racking up a total of 505 points through 14 events. The defending champion Tigers continue to lead, with 1027.5 points heading into the final day.
Bruno kicked things off in the 200 medley relay, as the team of Ryan Kikuchi, Conor Carlucci, J.D. Pinto, and Timothy Juhn placed fourth overall with a time of 1:30.71, edging both Cornell and Harvard by less than .3 seconds. John Hug then followed in the first individual event of the evening with a 16:19.08 in the 1650 free finals, placing him 15th in the league.
Kikuchi then came back in the 400 IM finals with perhaps the best performance of the meet for the Bears, swimming a blistering 3:53.93 to place second in the league. The finish gave Kikuchi Second Team All-Ivy status, and his time was fast enough to give him the NCAA "B" qualifying standard, the first Brown swimmer to do so in 2010.
In the 100 fly finals, Pinto turned in another top-8 finish, placing seventh in the "A" finals with a time of 48.94 seconds. The race was one of the closest of the three-day meet, as all eight finalists finished within .65 seconds.
After a 12th place finish by Wetmore in the 200 free, the action turned to the 100 breast, where Carlucci turned in another impressive individual performance. Carlucci placed fifth in the event, crossing the line in 56.06 seconds. Pinto then wrapped up the second day of competition in the 100 back, swimming a 50.30 to place 11th overall.
PRINCETON - 1027.5
HARVARD - 859.5
PENN - 656
COLUMBIA - 654.5
YALE - 606.5
CORNELL - 568
BROWN - 505
DARTMOUTH - 372