February 17, 2007

Bulldogs in 6th at ECACs

Feb. 17, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Yale men's swimming and diving team had representatives in four of the day's six championship finals and finished in sixth place with 251 points after day two of the ECAC Championships. Harvard sits in first place (348 points) with one day of competition left.

Yale's best result of the day came from frehsman Colin McCarthy, who finished second in the 100 yard backstroke. His time of 51.72 was just three hundredths of a second faster than Rider's Pete Starr, who had to settle for third place.

John Lynch added to his success on Friday in the 200 yard individual medley with a third place in the 400 yard IM Saturday night, finishing ahead of Harvard's Tim Parent.

In the 100 yard butterfly, Alex Goldsmith qualified for the championship final in seventh place, but managed to improve on this ranking in the evening session, taking fifth in the final with a time of 50.62.

Yale's relay teams also fared well on Saturday. The 200 yard medley relay team of McCarthy, Mike Slater, Goldsmith and Jonathan Taylor finished fourth in a time of 1:34.68. Then in the last event of the day, the 800 yard freestyle relay, Lynch, Reid Madden, Gjorgji Gjeorgjievski and Morgan Locke came fifth out of the 13 teams competing.

The third and final day of the ECAC Championships begins on Sunday at 9 am at Harvard's Blodgett Pool. Complete results and live times from tomorrow's events are available at the meet website.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity