Men's Swimming & Diving

Bears Fall to Columbia, 175-125

Feb. 4, 2007


PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's swimming & diving team suffered a 175-125 loss to Columbia on Saturday afternoon in its final dual meet of the season. The Bears' 200 medley relay team of junior Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL), senior Michael O'Mara (Reno, NV), sophomore Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD), and junior Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) won the first event of the day with a time of 1:33.94, but Columbia won the next six events to take a commanding lead and the Bears couldn't recover.

After the win in the first event, junior Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) grabbed second in the 1000 free with a time of 9:41.13. Ricketts led Brown in the 200 free with a time of 1:42.46 to take second, while Hug was Brown's top finisher in the 100 back with a time of 52.71, also good for second place.

O'Mara grabbed second in the 100 breast with a time of 59.04, while freshman Ray Grant (Seekonk, MA) posted a time of 59.42 to finish in third. Sophomore Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC) led Brown in the 200 fly, swimming a time of 1:53.74, good for second, while Kelly swam a 21.22 in the 50 free to finish in second. Sophomore David Koweek (Hudson, NY) was right behind in third with a time of 21.62.

Sophomore William Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA) won the 1-meter dive, scoring a 285.89, while freshman CJ Kambe (Unionville, CT) placed third with a score of 258.44.

Kelly then won the 100 free with a time of 46.17, while freshman Trent Huxley (Bellevue, WA) placed third with a time of 47.27. Hug took fourth in the 200 back as the Bears top finisher with a time of 1:55.44, while Grant led Brown in the 200 breast, placing third with a time of 2:10.54. Sophomore Christopher Elsworth (Hamden, CT) posted a time of 4:48.52 in the 500 free, good for fourth, to lead Brown, while Rickets grabbed second in the 100 fly with a time of 51.34. Alexander was right behind in third with a time of 51.64.

Robinson again led Brown in the 3-meter dive, scoring a 282.90, good for second, while senior Matthew Freitas (Chelmsford, MA) placed third with a score of 273.08.

O'Mara won the 200 IM, posting a time of 1:55.56. The final event of the day went to Columbia, but Brown's 400 free relay team of Huxley, Hug, Ricketts, and Kelly earned second place with a time of 3:08.22.

The Bears continue action February 22-24 when they travel to Princeton to take part in the 2007 EISL Championships.