Men's Swimming & Diving

Men’s Swimming & Diving Defeated by Yale to Open the Season

Men’s Swimming & Diving Defeated by Yale to Open the Season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Brown men's swimming & diving team was defeated by Yale, 211-89, in the 2017-18 season-opening and Ivy League meet at the Robert J. H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool on Saturday.

"We saw some solid improvements from last week's scrimmage in our Ivy League opener today against Yale," said head coach Chris Ip. "Our team is small and young, but extremely hungry."

Junior William Steele (Katy, Texas) and sophomore Joon Sung (Los Angeles, Calif.) went 1-2 in the 100 butterfly with Steele posting a 49.79 in his first-place finish, and Sung recording a 50.43 finish. W. Steele also placed second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:51.98.

Sophomore Cody Cline (Wellington, Fla.) finished second in both the 50 (20.65) and 100 freestyle (45.26), with sophomore Alex Smilenov (Katy, Texas) placing behind him in third for both events (20.84 - 50 free, 45.65 - 100 free).

In his first collegiate meet, freshman Michael Lincoln (Palo Alto, Calif.) placed second in the 500 freestyle, touching in at 4:40.63. He finished just out of second (1:41.23) and in third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:41.41.

Junior Nicholas Brown (Sudbury, Mass.) and sophomore Coley Sullivan (Louisville, Ky.) went 2-3 in the 200 backstroke, with times of 1:51.39 and 1:51.51, respectively.

In diving, senior Bryce Campanelli (Palmyra, Va.) finished third on the 1M with a mark of 280.05.

"Our goal is to collectively take steps forward as a team and to continue to improve in all of our events each and every week," said Ip. "We had about six swims that came down to touch-outs decided by less than a second. We will be working this week on polishing up our details and finishes in preparation for our first home meet next weekend."

The Bears next host MIT at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center for a 1:00 p.m. meet.