March 3, 2005

Bears in Fifth After Day 1 of EISL Championships

March 3, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Brown men's swimming and diving team is currently in fifth place at the 2005 EISL Championships with 231.5 points. Princeton leads the competition, which includes all eight Ivy League schools, plus Navy, with 444 points, while Harvard is in second with 415 point. Columbia and Cornell are in third and fourth, with 267 and 236 points, respectively, and are followed by the Bears. Navy (224), Yale (220), Penn (183.5), and Dartmouth (135) round out the field.

In the first event of the day, the Brown team of freshman Robert Reinhardt (Woodwide, CA), junior Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ), senior Matt Zimmerman (Greensboro, NC), and junior Matt Goracy (Pottersville, NJ) earned fourth place in the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:22.60.

Freshman Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) finished sixth in the 500 Free with a time of 4:31.22, while junior Eric Brumberg (Sewell, NJ) took third in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.62.

Brown had two swimmers in the top eight in the 50 Free, as Reinhardt took seventh with a time of 20.96 and Sharkey took eighth with a time of 20.99.

Sophomore Matthew Freitas (Chelmsford, MA) was the top diver for Brown in the 1-Meter, taking 18th.

In the final event of the day, the 400 Medley Relay, the team of Sharkey, senior Matthew Del Mastro (Whitby, ONT), Zimmerman, and senior Timothy Wang (South Pasadena, CA) clocked in at 3:20.75, good for fifth.

The meet resumes tomorrow, March 4, with the following events: 200 Medley Relay, 1000 Free, 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, and the 800 Free Relay. Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. and the finals start at 6:00 p.m.