Men's Swimming & Diving

Bears Open Season with 154-85 win over URI

Bears Open Season with 154-85 win over URI

Nov. 6, 2005


PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's swimming and diving team (1-0) posted a season-opening 154-85 victory over URI on Saturday afternoon, earning first place in all 16 events, while taking 1st-3rd in several events.

The Bears started off taking first-third in the 100 Back, with senior Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ) earning a time of 52.80 to win the event. Sophomore Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL) followed with a time of 53.86, while freshman Daniel Ricketts (Baltimore, MD) took third with a time of 54.56. Sophomore Grant Garcia (Mercer Island, WA) won the 100 Breast with a time of 1:00.95, while freshmen Arkady Rasin (Brookline, MA) and Brett McCrae (Pepper Pike, OH) finished third and fourth with times of 1:02.97 and 1:04.55, respectively.

Senior Eric Brumberg (Sewell, NJ) won the 100 Fly with a time of 51.03, while freshman Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC) took second with a time of 52.57. Senior Matt Goracy (Pottersville, NJ) finished in third with a time of 53.38. Alexander won the 200 Free with a time of 1:46.52, while Ricketts took second in the event with a time of 1:47.99. Sophomore Brian Kelly (Weston, MA) took third with a time of 1:50.81.

Sharkey posted a time of 21.41 to win the 50 free, while Brumberg earned a time of 4:08.40 to win the 400 IM. Alexander came in first in the 200 Fly with a time of 1:58.40, while Sharkey won the 100 Free with a time of 47.34. Hug earned a time of 1:57.96 to win the 200 Back, while sophomore Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) won the 500 Free with a time of 4:51.92. Brumberg also won the 200 Breast with a time of 2:13.41, while the team of Kelly, Goracy, sophomore Rob Glenn (Haddonfield, NJ), and Volosin won the 700 Free Relay in a time of 6:00.53.

In diving action, junior Matthew Freitas (Chelmsford, MA) won the 1-Meter dive with a 282.52, while freshman William Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA) took second with a score of 267.37. Robinson won the 3-Meter with a score of 296.55, while Freitas placed second with a 285.68.

The Bears continue action November 19 when they travel to Annapolis, MD to compete at Navy with Dartmouth. The meet begins at 12:00 noon.