March 3, 2012

Glenn’s Ivy-Best Performance Leads Bears at League Championship

Princeton, N.J. – The Brown men's swimming & diving team finished in seventh overall at the 2012 Ivy League Championship, highlighted by several university records and two All-Ivy Finishers. Sophomore Tommy Glenn (Haddonfield, N.J.) led the way for Brown winning both the 100 and 200 Butterfly, earning dual First-Team All-Ivy honors. The Bears dominated the 100 fly, taking a 1-2 finish in the event as rookie Jeffrey Strausser (Lafayette, Calif.) was just over a second behind Glenn's pace.

Glenn raced to a convincing first-place finish in the 100 Butterfly last night, setting a school record with a 46.73 at the 2012 Ivy League Championships. The previous record was held by Daniel Ricketts (47.04). Strausser finished strong with a time  of 47.86 and placed second behind Glenn in a tightly  contested event. Both times were NCAA "B" cuts, with Glenn's time ranking him in the top 20 nationally.

Earlier in the evening, Strausser was a member of Brown's 200 Medley Relay that set a school record with a time of 1:30.59. He combined with Paul Hunter (Andover, Mass.), Mike McVicker (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Oliver Diamond (Salt Lake City, Utah). The 400 Medley Relay school record was also broken in an NCAA "B" cut time  of 3:17.10 by the team of Hunter, McVicker, Glenn and James Hunter (Canfield, Ohio).

The Bears 800 Freestyle Relay team of Glenn, Huner, Brian Barr (Martinsville, N.J.) and Alex Pascal (Longmeadow, Mass.) posted an NCAA "B" cut  time of 6:38.11, narrowly missing the school record.

Other notable (personal best times) Friday  performances were posted by McVicker (100 Breast), J. Hunter (200 Free), Mike Johnson (100 Fly), Pascal (100 Back), Adam Voss (100 Back & 100 Fly), Barr (200 Free), Glenn (200 Free - relay leadoff), P. Hunter (100 Back), Diamond (200 Free), Greg Lowen (200 Free) and Jake Weber (100 Fly).

The Bears finished with 596.5 team points, 21 points ahead of eighth-place Cornell.

Team Standings

1. Princeton University 1523.5

2. Harvard University 1446

3. Columbia University 1107.5

4. Yale University 966.5

5. Dartmouth College 764.5

6. University of Pennsylvania 756

7. Brown University 596.5

8. Cornell University 575.