Nov. 30, 2007
Atlanta, GA - The Bulldogs earned 21.50 points over the first two days of the Short Course National Championships in Atlanta, GA to earn fifth place in the tournament through Friday. Junior Alex Righi led the way for the Bulldogs at the tournament.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Righi placed in 6th place with a time of 19.61 to earn the Bulldogs 12.5 points. In an arena that Righi will try to make the Olympic team from, he hung with the country's best in the 50-yard freestyle by placing second among all college participants in the race.
Righi finished in 9th place in the 100-yard backstroke to earn Yale 9 points with a time of 47.82. Once again, Righi placed in second among all college participants in this event. Also in this race, sophomore Thomas Robinson finished 50th with a time of 51.28.
In the 100-yard butterfly, the Bulldogs had no finalists, but junior Chris Pool finished in 29th with his preliminary time of 49.35. Righi finished in 45th in this race with a time of 50.18. Robinson also competed in this race.
Junior Dennen McCloskey competed in the 200-yard IM. In the 400-yard IM, McCloskey finished 31st with a time of 4:05:05.
In the 500-yard freestyle, both freshman Matt Lee and McCloskey competed, but failed to reach the finals.
Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity