Bulldogs Take 5th in Keefe's Final Ivy Championship Meet

Kyle Veatch. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

The Yale men's swimming and diving team finished 5th overall at this weekend's Ivy League Championship at DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, New Jersey. The Elis scored 895.5 points, just behind Penn (959.5) and Columbia (996.5). Princeton took an easy victory, scoring 1552.5 points to top second-place Harvard's 1341.5.

Junior Matt Lee got the final day of competition off to a solid start for the Elis, taking 6th overall in the 1000-yard freestyle, finishing in 9:16.69. Captain Tom Robinson then rounded out his individual Ivy League career in style, earning second-team All-Ivy honors by finshing second overall in the 200-yard backstroke. His time of 1:46.79 was just .7 seconds off the race's winner, Colin Cordes of Princeton.

Sophomore Goksu Bicer took seventh in the 100-yard freestyle in 44.85 seconds, and senior Craig Steen was Yale's top finisher in the 200-yard breaststroke, winning the B heat in 2:02.76.

The Bulldogs sent Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming Frank Keefe home from his final Ivy League Championship meet in style, finishing second overall in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Bicer, junior Kyle Veatch, freshman Mike Dominski, and Robinson completed the race in 2:59.91, two seconds off of Princeton's winning pace.

Report Filed By Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity.