December 6, 2005

Bears Take Second at Brown Invitational; Fall to Princeton 243-107

Dec. 6, 2005

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's swimming and diving team (1-2, 1-1) wrapped up competition at the Brown Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, finishing with a total score of 777, good for second place. Princeton won the Invitational with a score of 1,323, while UMass came in third with a 767. UNH rounded out the field with a 166. Included in the Invitational was a dual meet between Brown and Princeton, which was won by the Tigers, 243-107.

Brown opened Saturday's competition with a fourth place finish in the 200 Medley Relay as the team of sophomore Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL), sophomore Grant Garcia (Mercer Island, WA), freshman Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC), and sophomore Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) finished with a time of 1:35.79. Senior Eric Brumberg (Sewelll, NJ) was the Bears' top finisher in the 400 IM with a time of 4:09.69, while Alexander earned a fourth place finish in the 100 Fly with a time of 51.89 to lead Brown in that event.

Senior Matt Goracy (Pottersville, NJ) led Brown in the 200 Free with a time of 1:44.48, good for third, while Garcia placed sixth in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:00.40. Senior Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ) earned a third place finish in the 100 Back with a time of 52.70, while the 800 Free Relay team of freshman Alex Goracy (Pottersville, NJ), Alexander, Sharkey, and Brumberg took third with a time of 7:06.52.

On Sunday, sophomore Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) led off by winning the 1650 Free with a time of 16:09.22. Brumberg led the way for Brown in the 200 Back, finishing in fourth with a time of 1:54.97, while Sharkey took third in the 100 Free with a time of 47.50. Alexander earned a time of 1:55.14 in the 200 Fly, good for third, while the 400 Free Relay team of Brumberg, Kelly, Matt Goracy, and Sharkey placed first with a time of 3:08.46.

Brown and Princeton faced off in diving for their dual meet. In the 1-Meter, Brown was led by freshman William Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA), who placed third with a score of 254.54. Robinson also led Brown in the 3-Meter with a score of 289.20, good for third place.

The Bears are off until January 14, when they host Penn at 12:00 noon at the Smith Swim Center.