Men's Swimming and Diving Competes at the Princeton Invitational
Princeton, N.J. – The Brown men's swimming and diving squad competed in a three-day event at DeNunzio Pool on the campus of Princeton University this weekend. Princeton finished first overall in the team rankings with 1,283 points while the Bears finished third out of six schools with 669.5 points.
The event marked the third competition for the Bears this weekend after resounding home efforts against UMass-Amherst and Maine in November.
Jeffrey Strausser (Lafayette, Calif.) highlighted day one action, scoring a victory in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 20.17, good for an NCAA "B" cut qualifying mark. The junior also teamed up with teammates, Alex Pascal (Longmeadow, Mass.), Jack Nee (Pepper Pike, Ohio), and Tommy Glenn (Haddonfield, N.J.) to place third in the 200 Yard Relay with a finals time of 1:21.25. Glenn also placed third in the 50 Yard Free with a time of 20.28.
Sophomore Cory Mayfield (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) tallied a second place finish in the 500 Yard Freestyle with a mark of 4:27.93 to round out day one action.
Glenn (46.61) and Strausser (46.93) struck again as they placed first and second respectively in the 100 Yard Butterfly. The quartet of Glenn, Mayfield, Brian Barr, and Kevin Mertz swam its way to a fourth place finish in the 800 Yard Freestyle Relay with a mark of 6:41.26. Pascal clocked in with a fourth place finish in the 100 Yard Backstroke, tallying a time of 50.43.
Tommy Glenn's title in the 200 Yard Butterfly (1:43.04) highlighted the final day of competition for the Bears. Brown also boasted two second place finishes on the day as Mayfield was the runner-up in the 1,650 Yard Freestyle (15:36.27) while Strausser claimed second in the 100 Yard Freestyle with a mark of 44.16.
The Bears will return to action in 2014, playing host to in-state rival, Providence, on January 4 at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.