March 6, 2008

Bears in 5th After Day 1 of EISL Championships

March 6, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Brown men's swimming and diving team is currently in fifth place after the first day of competition at the 2008 EISL Swimming and Diving Championships. Harvard leads the nine-team field with 485 points, while Princeton is in second with 402. Five teams follow with point totals ranging from Navy's 280 to Columbia's 204, as Yale is in fourth with 260 points, Brown in fifth with 226, and Cornell in sixth with 216. Penn (161) and Dartmouth (78) round out the field.

The Bears opened the meet with a sixth place finish in the 200 free relay as the team of junior Benjamin Zlotoff (Woodbridge, CT), senior Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL), sophomore Trent Huxley (Bellevue, WA), and senior Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) earned a time of 1:21.59, breaking Brown's record by .07.

Senior Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) led Brown in the 500 free, taking eighth with a time of 4:27.97, while freshman Ryunosuke Kikuchi (Temecula, CA) was 18th with a time of 4:31.54.

Freshman Conor Carlucci (New City, NY) posted a time of 1:53.73 in the 200 IM to finish in 22nd. Next up was the 50 free, which Kelly placed second in with an NCAA "B" time of 21.10, also a new Brown record, breaking the mark of 20.32. Hug was 10th with a time of 20.75.

The Bears found themselves in seventh place after the 50 free, but a fifth and ninth place finish in the 1-meter dive helped to bump Brown up to fifth in the team standings. Sophomore CJ Kambe (Unionville, CT) was fifth with a 281.45, while freshman Jonathan Speed (Jupiter, FL) was ninth with a 286.50.

Brown closed out day 1 with a third place finish in the 400 medley relay, as the team of Hug, Carlucci, junior Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD), and Kelly swam an NCAA "B" time of 3:17.18, shattering Brown's former record of 3:20.34.