Yale Finishes Strong at Nutmeg Invitational
Dec. 4, 2005
The Bulldogs dominated the 200 freestyle, capturing eight of the top ten spots. Senior Kieran Locke came in first with a time of 1:43.77, while sophomore Gjorgji Gjeorgjievski came in third with a time of 1:44.15. Yale then captured the top seven spots in the 1650 freestyle, which junior Kent Garber won with a time of 16:13.63, followed closely by senior Brendan Everman (16:22.31). The Bulldogs also excelled in the 500 free, with junior Kevin Pudas placing second with a time of 4:41.15, followed in third by Sebastian Cousins '09 (4:42.36), and Everman in fourth (4:43.75
True to form, the Bulldog freshmen also turned in top performances. Chris Pool '09 won both the 100 butterfly (50.90) and the 200 butterfly (1:54.13), while Kyle McElroy '09 took second place in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.54) and the 400 IM (4:13.30).
Yale won second and third place in both backstroke sprints, thanks to the double-threat of Locke and junior Geof Zann. Locke placed second in the 100 backstroke (53.29) and third in the 200 backstroke (1:55.80) while Zann took second in the 200 event (1:54.40) and third in the 100 (53.34).
Zann, Cousins, Pool and Locke teamed up to win first place in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 6:58.88, while Zann, Tom Hardy '06, Chris Dufek '07 and Tyler Scheid '09 took second place in the 400 freestyle relay (3:13.59).
Sophomore Pat Hayden came in second in the 3-meter dive (270.75), while classmate Doug Scott placed second in the 1-meter event (259.10).
The Bulldogs return to action on January 2, when they compete in the Puerto Rico Invite in San Juan.