February 23, 2007

Bears In Seventh After Day One Of EISL Championships

Feb. 23, 2007

Princeton, NJ - After the first day of the 2007 EISL Championships, the Brown men's swimming and diving team is in seventh place. The Bears had 197 points on the day, 50 ahead of eighth-place Penn and 63 behind sixth-place Yale. Cornell currently holds the lead with 442 points. Junior Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) was the Bears' top performer, finishing in third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.48.

Seventh-place finishes in two relay events started and ended the scoring for Brown. In the first final of the day, the team of Kelly, junior Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL), freshman Trent Huxley (Bellevue, WA), and sophomore David Koweek (Hudson, NY) finished the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:22.78. Hug, senior Michael O'Mara (Reno, NV), sophomore Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD) and Kelly ended the day in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:21.11.

Following the 200 free relay, junior Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) led the Bears with a 13th-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, clicking in at 4:31.32. The 200-yard individual medley produced a similar result for Brown, as O'Mara finished 12th in 1:52.89.

Kelly came next, swimming the 50-free in 20.48 seconds for Brown's first top-five of the competition. Then, in the one-meter dive, freshman CJ Kambe (Unionville, CT) placed 13th with a score of 254.30.

Competition continues Friday at Princeton.