Bears Fall to Yale, 181-119

Jan. 29, 2007

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NEW HAVEN, CT - The Brown men's swimming & diving team suffered a 181-119 loss to Yale on Saturday afternoon. Five individuals won events for the Bears, while the 400 free relay team won the final event of the day.

Brown's 200 medley relay team of of junior Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL), senior Michael O'Mara (Reno, NV), sophomore Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD), and junior Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) came in second with a time of 1:33.59.

Junior Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) then won the 1000 free, posting a time of 9:39.25, while Ricketts placed first in the 200 free with a time 1:41.15. Hug was Brown's top finisher in the 100 back, earning a time of 52.61, good for third place. O'Mara then claimed third in the 100 breast with a time of 59.95.

Sophomore Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC) won the third event for Brown, posting a time of 1:52.64 in the 200 fly, while Kelly followed with the Bears' fourth win with a time of 21.38 in the 50 free. Freshman Tucker Wetmore (Weston, MA) posted a time of 21.87 in the 50 free, good for third.

In a break from swimming action, senior Matthew Freitas (Chelmsford, MA) posted a score of 275.55 in the 1-meter, good for third place.

Kelly led Brown in the 100 free, placing second with a time of 46.20, while freshman Trent Huxley (Bellevue, WA) was third with a time of 47.39. Hug then placed third in the 200 back with a time of 1:56.28 to lead Brown. Freshman Ray Grant (Seekonk, MA) was Brown's top finisher in the 200 breast, swimming a 2:21.27 to finish in third, while Volosin swam a 4:44.39 in the 500 free to grab second in that event. Ricketts posted a third place finish in the 100 fly, clocking in at 50.52.

Sophomore William Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA) then won Brown's fifth event, scoring a 317.47 in the 3-meter dive.

O'Mara earned third in the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.93 in the final individual event of the afternoon. Brown's 400 free relay team of freshman Paris Hays (Pacific Palisades, CA), Ricketts, Huxley, and Kelly earned first with a time of 3:07.43.