February 2, 2013

Bulldogs Wrap Up Day One of HYP

Yale Trails Both Harvard and Princeton 

Princeton, N.J. – The Elis concluded day one of the annual, two-day HYP meet Saturday evening. Through ten events, the Yale men's swimming and diving team trails Harvard and Princeton after the first day of competition at DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, N.J. 

In the evening's opening event, the 200-yard freestyle relay, Yale's two teams placed fourth and fifth, respectively. The fourth-place team included freshman Brian Clark, sophomores Alwin Firmansyah and Mike Lazris and junior Paschall Davis. The fifth-place team consisted of sophomore Robert Dowd, juniors Ed Becker and Calvin Jones and senior captain Jared Lovett

With a score of 278.40, junior Tyler Pramer placed sixth in the 3-meter diving final. The 1-meter diving final will be held Sunday afternoon.

Lazris placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke. Senior Mike Dominski placed 10th.

Sophomore Andrew Heymann finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Ronald Tsui finished in 10th place. 

Firmansyah, earlier a member of the fourth-place 200-yard freestyle team, placed sixth in the 200-yard butterfly. Fellow sophomore Dowd, placed 10th

Heymann would also finish sixth in the 200-yard individual medley. 

Sophomore Rob Harder placed fifth in the long-distance, 1650-yard freestyle. Earlier in the evening Harder finished 11th in the 200-yard freestyle. Freshmen Brian Hogan and William Yang placed 10th and 11th in the 1650-yard freestyle. 

To conclude Saturday's events, a team consisting of Lazris, Heymann, Firmansyah and Davis placed sixth in the 400-yard medley relay. 

The second and final day of the HYP meet begins at noon on Sunday.

Report by Charles Tuggle '14, Yale Sports Publicity

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