January 21, 2006

Righi, Lichtenstein Set Records as Yale Beats Dartmouth and Penn

Jan. 21, 2006

HANOVER, N.H. - Yale swept a combined meet with Dartmouth and Penn Saturday at Karl Michael Pool, defeating the Big Green 172-71 and the Quakers 159-84. Alex Righi set a pool record in the 100 backstroke, swimming the leadoff leg of the men's 400 medley relay in 49.57. Jeffrey Lichtenstein set a school record in the 3m diving competition with a score of 344.75.

Righi also posted a win in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.06, .4 seconds ahead of his closest competitor. Lichtenstein also was a double-winner, taking the 1m diving competition with a score of 291.80.

Dennen McCloskey posted three first-place finishes for the Bulldogs (1000-yard freestyle, 9:36.81, 200-yard IM, 1:57.04, and 500-yard freestyle, 4:40.27).

Andrew Foss (200-yard freestyle, 1:42.44), Chris Pool (200-yard fly, 1:54.82) and Geof Zann (200-yard back, 1:52.63) also won their events.

Led by Righi's record performance, the 400-yard medley relay team (Righi, Colin O'Brady, Ben Dzialo and Pool) finished first with a time of 3:27.80. The previous mark of 50.20 in the 100 backstroke was set by Stefano Caprara of Cornell on November 12, 2004.

Yale returns to action Feb. 3 at Harvard with Princeton.

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