February 27, 2014

Two School Relay Records Fall in Day One of the Ivy League Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Brown men's swimming and diving team participated in the day one of the 2014 Ivy League Championships on Thursday at Harvard's Blodgett Pool, finishing the day in seventh place with 189.5 points after six events.

"It was a solid first day, we will make up ground tomorrow.  Our team will get stronger as we move through the meet," said head coach Peter Brown.

The highlights of day one came in the relays, as the Bears recorded school records in both the 200 Freestyle Relay and 400 Medley Relay.  The quartet of Jeffrey Strausser, Tommy Glenn, Jack Nee, and Daniel Klotz clipped the previous record with a mark of 1:19.71 in the 200 Freestyle Relay.  Brown finished fourth overall in the event and fifth overall in the 400 Medley Relay as Alex Pascal, Christopher Meyers, Glenn, and Oliver Diamond set the school record with a time of 3:15.19.

The host Crimson clings to the lead after day one, finishing with 505 points while Princeton (400 points) and Penn (315 points) finished second and third, respectively.

Day two preliminaries will kick off at 11 a.m. tomorrow with finals action resuming at 6 p.m.  Live results of this weekend's championships can be found here.