Righi Sets School Record in 100 Back

Righi Sets School Record in 100 Back

Feb. 3, 2006

Cambridge, MA - The Yale men's swim team began competition in the Yale-Harvard-Princeton Double-Dual meet today, which was hosted by Harvard. Harvard scored 131 to Yale's 55 points. Princeton has 135 points to Yale's 51 points thus far. Harvard leads against Princeton 99-87.

Alex Righi '09 came in second in the 100 back in 48.85, which gave him a new Yale record for the event. The record was previously held by Alex Nash '04. Righi was also a strong performer in the 50 free, nabbing second place in 20.45 seconds.

In the 200 meter free relay, the Yale "A" team of Chris Pool '09, Morgan Locke '08, Matt Thunell '07 and Alexander Goldsmith '08 captured fifth place with a time of 1:23.50.

Andrew Foss '07 was third in the 200 free with a time of 23.61.

In the 400 medley relay the Bulldog's "A" team of Righi, Colin Stalnecker '08, Ben Dzialo '07, and Foss clocked in at 3:27.07 for sixth place.

Jeffrey Lichtenstein '08 was second in the 1 meter dive with a score of 277.90 points.

The Elis continue their meet against Harvard and Princeton tomorrow, Feb. 4 in Cambridge.

Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.