Nov. 3, 2006
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Yale men's swimming and diving team defeated the Stags of Fairfield 151-37 Friday night. The Bulldogs won all events but one at the Fairfield Aquatics Center.
The squad that made the short trip to Fairfield was one of two men's swimming squads in action on a busy opening night for the Bulldogs. The swimmers at Fairfield were led by Alex Righi, Chris Pool and Dennen McCloskey, who all won two events at the meet.
Righi started his sophomore campaign in familiar winning style, taking first place in the 200 meter backstroke and the 200 meter freestyle. Fellow sophomore Pool finished first in the 50 meter and 100 meter freestyle events, narrowly beating Captain Geof Zann in both events, while McCloskey won in the 800 meter freestyle and the 200 meter butterfly. Kyle McElroy, Jack Hutchinson and Colin Stalnecker also won their events.
"We basically trained through this meet without tapering," Zann said. "Given that we were all in fairly rough shape, the caliber of the results bodes well for next week's meet against Columbia."
Next Friday Yale will host the Columbia Lions in the their home opener at the Robert Kiphuth Memorial Exhibition Pool.
Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity