March 7, 2008

Bears in Sixth after Day 2 of EISL Championships

March 7, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Brown men's swimming and diving team is in sixth place after day 2 of the 2008 EISL Championships with 536 points. Harvard leads the field with 1039 points, while Princeton remains in second with 801.5. Yale and Navy sit in third and fourth with 623 and 607.5, respectively, and are followed by Columbia (570.5) and Brown. Penn (464), Cornell (452.5), and Dartmouth (202) round out the field. After breaking three school records on day 1, the Bears continued their record-breaking performances, as two more records were broken on Friday.

The Bears opened the meet with the team of freshman John Bailey (Meadville, PA), freshman Conor Carlucci (New Ciy, NY), junior Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD), and senior Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) earning third place with a time of 1:30.84, just missing a Brown record by .15.

Next up was the 1000 free, in which senior Peter Volosin's (Roanoke, VA) time of 9:10.91 was good for fourth and a new Brown record, nearly two seconds faster than the old record.

Freshman Ryunosuke Kikuchi (Temecula, CA) led the Bears in the 400 IM, posting a time of 3:57.99, good for seventh. Ricketts then took third in the 100 fly with a record-breaking time of 47.47, surpassing the mar of 48.29 by Charles Barnes '99 in 1999. Junior Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC) was 12th with a time of 49.99.

Sophomore Tucker Wetmore (Weston, MA) led Brown in the 200 free, posting a time of 1:42.91. Carlucci was Brown's top finisher in the 100 breast, swimming a time of 56.97, good for seventh.

The Bears had two swimmers in the "A" final of the 100 back, as senior Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL) earned sixth place (49.76) and Ricketts was right behind in seventh (49.92). Bailey swam a time of 52.14, good for 16th place.

Sophomore CJ Kambe (Unionville, CT) scored a 248.65 on the 3-meter dive to finish in 16th place. Freshman Jonathan Speed's (Jupiter, FL) preliminary score was high enough for the "A" final, which will take place tomorrow.

Brown closed out day 2 with a third place in the 800 free relay, as the team of Ricketts, Alexander, Hug, and Kelly posted a time of 6:39.58.