Men's Swimming & Diving

Three Records Fall for Bears in Second Day of Men’s Swimming & Diving Ivy Championships

Three Records Fall for Bears in Second Day of Men’s Swimming & Diving Ivy Championships

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's swimming & diving team broke three school records in the second night of the Ivy League Championships at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Friday. The Bears started off the night with a school record in the 200 medley relay, breaking the mark with a time of 1:27.59.

A team of sophomore Willy Lee (Palo Alto, Calif.), senior Christopher Meyers (Milwaukee, Wis.), junior Daniel Klotz (Berlin, Conn.) and junior Jack Nee (Pepper Pike, Ohio) finished the 200 medley relay in 1:27.67, eclipsing the former record of 1:28.50 set last year, one that Myers and Nee were both on. 

Meyers pulled in a seventh place finish (A-Final) in the 100 breaststroke, breaking the school record in which he set last year, with a NCAA B-Cut time of 54.35. Junior Connor Lohman (Prospect, Ky.) also broke the original record of 54.75, and came in 10th in the B-Final, finishing at 54.41. All in all, the record was broken three times on the day, including a prelim time. 

Lee finished 12th in the B-Final of the 100 backstroke with a school record-breaking time of 48.57. Junior Nicholas Johnston (Pleasanton, Calif.) finished 15th in the group (49.92).

Sophomore Riley Springman (Orlando, Fla.) placed 18th while competing in the C-Final of the 400 IM, recording a NCAA B-Cut time of 3:54.17.

Klotz placed eighth in the A-Final of the 100 butterfly with a NCAA B-Cut time of 47.87.

Sophomore Grant Casey (North Attleboro, Mass.) earned points in the 1000 freestyle, touching in at 9:17.06.

In the B-Final of the 200 freestyle, senior Alexander Treil (Needham, Mass.) finished 16th (1:39.43).

A squad of sophomore Talbot Jacobs (Orinda, Calif.), junior Kevin Mertz (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Treil and senior Cory Mayfield (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) ended the night with a fifth-place finish in the 800 freestyle (6:40.41).

In diving, sophomore Bryce Campanelli (Palmyra, Va.) and senior Sazzy Gourley (Charlotte, N.C.) posted solid marks in 3-meter diving prelims to qualify for the consolation final. 

Harvard still holds the lead in the Championship with 1,018 points. Brown sits in seventh with 438 points.

The final day of the Ivy League Championships begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow with the 200 backstroke preliminaries. Finals will start at 6:00 p.m.