February 4, 2006

Bears Fall to Columbia 127-116

Feb. 4, 2006

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's swimming and diving team (2-4, 2-3) fell to visiting Columbia, 127-116, on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Swim Center. Brown won seven of 13 events on the day, including two wins a piece for sophomore Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA), and seniors Eric Brumberg (Sewell, NJ) and Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ).

Brown started the meet with a second place finish in the 400 Medley Relay with the team of Brumberg, sophomore Grant Garcia (Mercer Island, WA), freshman Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC), and sophomore Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) earning a time of 3:27.86.

Volosin won his first event of the day, earning a time of 9:32.29 in the 1000 Free, while Alexander was the top finisher for Brown in the 200 Free, earning second with a time of 1:42.97. Freshman Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD) was right behind Alexander in third with a time of 1:44.07. Sharkey won his first event, finishing with a time of 21.33 in the 50 Free, while sophomore Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL) took third with a time of 21.89.

Brumberg then won his first event with a time of 1:53.02 in the 200 IM, while junior Michael O'Mara (Reno, NV) was third with a time of 1:56.41. Alexander took second in the 200 Fly as Brown's top finisher, posting a time of 1:53.51, while Sharkey earned a time of 46.95 to win the 100 Free. Kelly behind Sharkey in third with a time of 47.56. Brumberg won his second event, posting a time of 1:52.33 in the 200 Back, while Volosin earned his second win with a time of 4:41.18 in the 500 Free.

O'Mara led the Bears in the 200 Breast, posting a time of 2:10.74, finishing in third. The 200 Free Relay team of sophomore Robert Reinhardt (Woodside, CA), Hug, Kelly, and Sharkey won the final event of the day, posting a time of 1:24.20.

In diving action, freshman William Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA) took second in both the 1- and the 3-Meter, scoring a 280.27 on the 1-Meter and a 290.85 on the 3-Meter.

The Bears continue action, next Saturday, February 11th, when they travel to Ithaca, NY to face Cornell at 12:00 noon.