March 2, 2006

Bears in Sixth after Day 1 of EISL Championships

March 2, 2006

LONG ISLAND, NY - The Brown men's swimming & diving team is currently in sixth place after the first day of competition at the 2006 EISL Championships. Princeton leads the field with 437 points, followed by Harvard in second with 333. Cornell sits in third with 292 points, Columbia in fourth with 253, and Navy in fifth with 247. Brown has a total of 241 points and is followed by Yale (226), Penn (161), and Dartmouth (86).

Brown placed fifth in the first event of the day with the team of sophomore Robert Reinhardt (Woodside, CA), senior Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ), sophomore Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL), and sophomore Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) swimming a time of 1:21.66 in the 200 Free Relay, breaking a Brown record.

Next up was the 500 Free, in which sophomore Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) took 11th with a time of 4:33.47. Senior Eric Brumberg (Sewell, NJ) took third in the 200 IM, clocking in at 1:50.22.

Sharkey broke the Brown record in the 50 Free, swimming a time of 20.32 in the prelims. His final time of 20.39 was good for sixth place.

Freshman William Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA) placed 13th on the 1-Meter dive, scoring a 248.85.

In the final event of the day, Brown's 400 Medley Relay team of Brumberg, sophomore Grant Garcia (Mercer Island, WA), freshman Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC), and Sharkey took 7th with a time of 3:23.57.

The Championships continue tomorrow with prelims beginning at 11:00 a.m. and finals set for 6:00 p.m. Events include the 200 Medley Relay, 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 1,000 Free, and 800 Free Relay.