March 6, 2009

Bears Still in 7th after Day 2 of Ivy Championships

March 6, 2009

PRINCETON, NJ - The Brown men's swimming and diving team remains in seventh place after the second day of competition at the 2009 Ivy League Championships. Princeton leads the field with 1110.5 points, while Harvard is in second with 876.5. Cornell is in third with 719 points, while Yale is in fourth with 685.5. Columbia (572.5), Penn (551.5), Brown (439.5) and Dartmouth (294) round out the field.

Brown opened day 2 with a seventh place finish in the 200 medley relay, as the team of junior Zack Levko (Wildwood, MO), sophomore Conor Carlucci (New City, NY), senior Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC), and senior Benjamin Zlotoff (Woodbridge, CT) earned a time of 1:31.57.

Sophomore Sam Speroni (Sandwich, MA) placed 20th in the 1000 free to lead the Bears in that event, clocking in at 9:43.43, while sophomore Ryan Kikuchi (Temecula, CA) earned a time of 3:56.03 to place ninth in the 400 IM.

Senior Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD) had Brown's best finish of the day, earning third in the 100 fly with an NCAA "B" cut of 47.04, while Alexander was 14th in the event with a time of 49.05.

Junior Tucker Wetmore (Weston, MA) placed 14th in the 200 free with a time of 1:41.37, while freshman James Hunter (Canfield, OH) was 15th with a time of 1:41.47. The next event was the 100 breast, but none of the Bears qualified for the finals.

Levko led Brown in the 100 back, placing seventh with a time of 50.06, while the Bears' 800 free relay team of Ricketts, Alexander, Wetmore, and Hunter closed out day two with a seventh place finish, earning a time of 6:39.15.