Righi Finishes 11th in 100-yard Backstroke at NCAA Division I Championships

March 29, 2008

Federal Way, Wash. - Junior Alex Righi continued his success at the NCAA Division I Championships this year with an 11th place finish in the 100-yard backstroke in the second day of competition at the University of Washington Friday.

A day after capturing second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 19.08, Righi placed 11th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 47.22. Seeded 23rd in the competition, Righi qualified for a spot to compete in the top 16 with a 14th place finish in a time of 47.38 in the preliminary round of competition.

Also competing for Yale, senior Jeffrey Lichtenstein finished 28th in the 3-meter diving with a score of 288.95.

Righi will conclude his NCAA Championships this year by competing in the 100-yard freestyle Saturday.

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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