Nov. 21, 2005
ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Brown men's swimming and diving team (1-1, 1-0) officially opened its 2005-2006 campaign swimming in a tri-meet with Dartmouth and Navy, held at Navy on Saturday, November 19. The Bears cruised past Dartmouth, winning 176-65, but fell to Navy, 143-100.
Brown started the meet taking second in the 400 Medley Relay, with the team of sophomore Kevin Hug (Tampa, FL), sophomore Grant Garcia (Mercer Island, WA), freshman Richard Alexander (Victoria, BC), and junior Michael O'Mara (Reno, NV) swimming a time of 3:55.57. Sophomore Peter Volosin (Roanoke, VA) won the 800 Free with a time of 8:34. 77, nearly five seconds faster than the second place finisher.
Senior Eric Brumberg (Sewell, NJ) took first in the 200 Free, with a time of 1:54.76, while senior Brian Sharkey (Fords, NJ) took first in the 50 Free with a time of 23.76. Alexander won the 200 IM for the Bears, touching the wall in a time of 2:09.82.
In the first diving event, the 1-Meter, freshman William Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA) was the top finisher for the Bears, taking fifth with a score of 239.50. Alexander and senior Matt Goracy (Pottersville, NJ) took a 1-2 sweep in the 200 Fly, finishing with times of 2:08.72 and 2:21.65, respectively, while Sharkey took second in the 100 Free with a time of 52.28. Brumberg and Hug finished second (2:07.83) and third (2:09.79), respectively, in the 200 Back, while Volosin won his second event of the day, the 400 Free, with a time of 4:09.10.
Robinson took third in the 3-Meter Dive with a score of 278.50, while freshman Arkady Rasin (Brookline, MA) took third in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:29.68. The Bears' team of Sharkey, sophomore Brian Kelly (Weston, MA), Goracy, and Brumberg took second in the final event, the 400 Free Relay, with a time of 3:31.16.
The Bears continue action December 2-4 when they host the Brown Invitational at the Smith Swim Center.