Men's Swimming & Diving

Men’s Swimming & Diving Concludes First Day of Ivy Championships, Breaking Two School Records

Men’s Swimming & Diving Concludes First Day of Ivy Championships, Breaking  Two School Records

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's swimming & diving team concluded the first day of the Ivy League Championship at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Thursday night. In the third event, sophomore Riley Springman (Orlando, Fla.) broke a school record in the 200 IM, getting the Bears off to a good start in the opening night of action.

Springman broke his own school record in the 200 IM, with a time of 1:48.20, shaving .20 off his previous record of 1:48.40, to finish 6th in the B-Final, 14th overall. His time was also a NCAA B-cut time.

Junior Daniel Klotz (Berlin, Conn.) recorded a 16th place finish in the B-Final of the 50 freestyle, touching the wall at 20.46. Junior Jonathon Schlafer (Uniontown, Ohio) turned in a fourth place finish in one meter diving, with a score of 295.00.

To close the night, sophomore Willy Lee (Palo Alto, Calif.) broke the school record leading off the 400 medley relay team that placed seventh, with junior Connor Lohman (Prospect, Ky.), Klotz and junior Jack Nee (Pepper Pike, Ohio) completing the tail end of the race.

"We had a solid first day of prelims but let too many opportunities slip by," said head coach Chris Ip. "The team that swam and dove tonight did an outstanding job bringing us back into the field."

Harvard leads the championship with 466 points while Princeton is in second (437). Brown currently sits in seventh place with 191.5 points. 

Day two of the championship kicks off at 11 a.m. tomorrow with preliminary time trials, starting with the 400 IM. Finals will begin at 6:00 p.m.