AUSTIN, Texas- In his first race at the 2014 NCAA Championships, Yale sophomore Brian Hogan took 34th place in the 500-yard freestyle. Hogan's time of 4:20.22 was his second fastest of the season, just .69 slower than his time at the Ivy League Championships.
While Hogan did not advance to the final heats, he was able to beat a talented Ivy League rival in the preliminaries. Penn sophomore Chris Swanson, the Phil Moriarty High Point Swimmer at the Ivy League Championships and the conference 500-yard freestyle champion, finished 38th, .48 after Hogan.
The NCAA Championships continue through Saturday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. On Friday, Hogan will compete in the 200-yard freestyle. He is seeded 42nd in the event. Fans can watch live footage of his preliminary race here:
Friday's finals will be streamed on ESPN3 here:
-Report by Josh Mandell '16