Men's Swimming & Diving

Bears Split Meet with Dartmouth and Navy

Nov. 20, 2004


PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's swimming and diving team (1-2) earned a 122.5-118.5 win over Dartmouth, but fell to Navy, 134-107, in a tri-meet on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Swim Center. Highlighting the afternoon was freshman Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA), who won both the 1000 and the 500 free, and took third in the 200 breast.

Brown started the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay, with the team of junior Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ), senior Matt Del Mastro (Whitby, ONT), senior Matt Zimmerman (Greensboro, NC), and sophomore Michael O'Mara (Reno, NV) clocking in at 3:30.65.

The Bears took first in each of the next two events, with Volosin winning the 1000 free (9:45.80), and senior Timothy Wang (Pasadena, CA) winning the 200 free (1:43.32). Sharkey was Brown's top finisher in the next event, the 50 free, taking third with a time of 21.74.

Brown bounced back to win the next event, the 200 IM, with junior Eric Brumberg (Sewell, NJ) touching the wall in 1:54.62. Brown took third in the next two swimming events, with Del Mastro coming in at 1:58.26 in the 200 fly, and Wang coming in at 47.77 in the 100 free. Brumberg was Brown's top finisher in the 200 back, taking fourth with a time of 1:56.02.

Volosin then won his second event of the day, the 500 free, with a time of 4:41.39. Del Mastro won the 200 breast for Brown, swimming a time of 2:11.01, while Volosin came in third with a time of 2:15.94. The Bears also won the final event of the day, the 400 free relay, with the team of Sharkey, O'Mara, Brumberg, and Wang swimming a time of 3:08.95.

The Bears continue action December 3-5 when they travel to New Jersey to take part in the Princeton Invitational, their final competition of the first semester.