December 4, 2005

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.

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