Nov. 13, 2004
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's swimming and diving team (0-1, 0-1) dropped a 197-96 decision to Harvard in the 2004-2005 season opener on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Swim Center.
The Bears won five of the 14 events on the day, and started the meet with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:35.32). The team consisted of seniors Tim Wang (Pasadena, CA), Matt Zimmerman (Greensboro, NC), and Matt DelMastro (Whitby, ONT) and junior Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ).
After that, freshman Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) made an immediate impact in his first event for the Bears, taking a victory by more than four seconds in the 1000 free with a time of 9:50.11. Wang took third in the next event, the 200 free, as Brown's top finisher with a time of 143.96. Sharkey then earned a first place finish in the 100 back with a time of 53.06.
In the 100 breast, it was DelMastro leading the way for the Bears with a time of 59.09, good for third place. Junior Eric Brumberg (Sewell, NJ) earned a win for Brown in the 200 fly, clocking in at 1:52.94, while freshman Rob Reinhardt (Woodside, CA) and Zimmerman took a 2-3 finish in the 50 free with times of 22.06 and 22.21, respectively.
In the 100 free, Wang was the top finisher for Brown, earning a fourth place finish in 47.49, while Brumberg too third in the 200 back with a 1:55.45. DelMastro then won the 200 breast for Brown, with a 2:10.48. Volosin took fourth in the 500 free, with a 4:48.15, while Zimmerman took fifth in the 100 fly with a time of 53.20. Brumberg won the final individual event for Brown, taking first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:02.29. In the final event of the day, the free relay team of Sharkey, Wang, Zimmerman, and Brumberg, earned a second-place finish in the 400 free relay in a time of 3:12. 32.
In diving action, sophomore Matthew Freitas (Chelmsford, MA) earned a second place finish in the 1-Meter with a 294.53, and a third place finish in the 3-Meter with a 266.55.
Brown continues action next weekend when it hosts Dartmouth and Navy at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 20, at the Smith Swim Center.