March 5, 2009

Bears in 7th after Day 1 of Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships

March 5, 2009

PRINCETON, NJ - The Brown men's swimming and diving team is currently is 7th place after the first day of competition at the 2009 Ivy League Championships with a total of 203.5, just 2.5 points behind sixth-place Columbia and 11 points behind fifth-place Penn. Princeton leads the field with 539 points, while Harvard is in second with 360 points. Cornell (355), Yale (269), and Dartmouth (123) round out the eight-team field.

Brown opened the meet with a fifth-place finish in the 200 free relay, as the team of senior Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD), junior Tucker Wetmore (Weston, MA), junior Trent Huxley (Bellevue, WA), and senior Benjamin Zlotoff (Woodbridge, CT) earned a time of 1:20.87.

The next event was the 500 Free, but the Bears did not have any swimmers in the event. Senior Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC) then led Brown in the 200 IM, placing 12th with a time of 1:50.43, while sophomore Ryan Kikuchi (Temecula, CA) was 15th with a time of 1:51.01.

Ricketts earned Brown's top swimming finish of the day, taking third in the 50 free with a time of 19.77, while Wetmore was 20th with a time of 20.70.

Junior CJ Kambe (Unionville, CT) then earned Brown's top overall finish of day 1, scoring a 290.95 on the 1-Meter boards to finish in second place. Freshman Jonathan Feldman (Avon, CT) placed 14th with a score of 243.25.

Brown concluded day 1 with a fifth place finish in the 400 medley relay, as the team of junior Zack Levko (Wildwood, MO), sophomore Conor Carlucci (New City, NY), Alexander, and Ricketts posted a time of 3:17.14.