Jan. 5, 2009
BOCA RATON, FL - The Brown men's swimming and diving team (1-3, 1-2) opened up the new year with a third place showing at the Florida Atlantic Invitational. The meet also counted as the dual meet with Ivy rival Penn, and the Bears dropped the meet to the Quakers. Overall, Penn won the Invitational with 830.5 total points and was followed by FAU with 625 points. Brown was third with 566 points and Maryland rounded out the four-team field with 548.5 points.
Highlighting the action was sophomore Ryan Kikuchi (Temecula, CA), who won three events against Penn, one of which was also an overall win in the Invitational. He won both the 100 back in the overall scoring, and also won both the 200 back and 200 IM in the dual meet against Penn, taking 2nd in both of those events in the overall meet. Senior Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD) also had an overall meet both overall and against Penn, winning the 100 fly.
Other highlights from the day included Brown's 200 medley relay team of Kikuchi, sophomore Conor Carlucci (New City, NY), senior Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC), and senior Benjamin Zlotoff (Woodbridge, CT) earning third overall, and Ricketts taking second overall in the 200 free. Carlucci was fourth overall in the 100 breast, while Alexander was fifth overall in the 200 fly. Freshman Timothy Juhn (Plano, TX) placed fifth overall in the 50 free, while junior CJ Kambe (Unionville, CT) was second overall on the 1-meter dive. Ricketts was also second overall in the 100 free, while Carlucci was third overall in the 200 breast. Alexander also played second overall in the 100 fly, while junior JD Pinto (Greenwich, CT) was fifth overall and third against Penn, as Brown went 1-2-3 in the event against the Quakers. Kambe also placed second overall in the 3-meter dive to lead Brown's diving efforts. The Bears closed out the meet with a third place finish in the 200 free relay, by the team of freshman Greg Lowen (Lexington, MA), freshman James Hunter (Canfield, OH), senior David Koweek (Hudson, NY), and Juhn.
The Bears continue action on January 24th when they travel to Harvard to face the Crimson in a 3:30 p.m. meet.