Brown Men clear the pool against UMass Amherst

As the Brown Invitational was going on for the women, the Brown men faced UMass Amherst and dominated in their home pool with a score of 201-93. Brown won every event on the swimming side but fell to the UMass divers, which carried very few divers on the men’s side compared to the women’s roster.

Josh Koppel of UMass dominated both boards by almost 50 points while Brown’s Jonathan Schlafer took second. In third for 1 meter and just 4 points shy of Schlafer was Sazzy Gourley and Barry Roberts of UMass took third on 3 meter.

In the 400 medley relay the Brown A-relay of Alexander Pascal, Thomas Mercurio, Thomas Glenn and Oliver Diamond took first with a 3:24.05. Pascal had the fastest backstroke split in the field by over a second which was also displayed in his win in the 100 backstroke, then showed off his sprint speed in Brown A-relay which won the 200 free relay. Mercurio played a great roll in the relay but showed his mid-distance strength in the 200 breaststroke and took first with a 2:05.92. The Brown B-relay of Paul Hunter, Connor Lohman, Jeffrey Strausser and William Lacosta took second with a 3:27.16.

Cory Mayfield, Kai Womacher, and Kevin Mertz represented the Brown underclassmen in the 1000 free. Mayfield’s 9:34.00 took first while right behind him was Womacher’s 9:37.91 and in third was Mertz’ 9:47.00. Michael Glenn took fourth for Brown with a 10:01.27.

In the 200 free, Brian Barr had a solid, even split race with a 1:42.79 while teammate William Lacosta was right behind him with a 1:44.84. Third place was Joe Woodman for UMass with a 1:45.81 as he negative split his last 50 by over a second.

As Pascal took first in the 100 back with a 51.67, Max Bley-Male took second for Brown and was just shy of first place with a 51.84. Christopher Meyers took third for Brown with a 54.34.

Connor Lohman and Thomas Mercurio went head to head in the 100 breaststroke as Lohman took first with a 57.52 while Mercurio took second with a 58.88. Edward Kim represented UMass and took third with a 1:01.31.

Thomas Glenn dominated the 200 fly with a great middle 100 and won the event by over five seconds with a 1:49.06. Alexander Treil followed behind him in second place with a 1:54.85. Hao Luong took third for UMass with a 1:57.51.

The 50 free was won by Jeffrey Strausser with a 20.47 while Jack Nee took second with a 21.37. John Conway took third with a 21.94 and Matt Luminais took fourth for Brown with a 22.09.

Jack Nee came back for the 100 free and took third with a 47.98 as he just fell short to Wiktor Karpinski of UMass in second with a 47.89 while teammate Oliver Diamond took first with a 47.59.

Max Bley-Male had a great back half race to his 200 back as he negative split his last two 50’s and won the event with a 1:52.89. Hao Luong took second for UMass with a 1:53.35 and third place was Christopher Meyers with a 1:56.80.

Once again, Thomas Mercurio and Connor Lohman faced off in the 200 breaststroke as Mercurio had more front half speed and barely out-touched Lohman with a 2:05.92. Lohman took second with a 2:05.96 and third was Michael Glenn with a 2:09.56.

Cory Mayfield took the 500 free by over 10 seconds with a 4:35.35 as his front half speed made the biggest impact. Second place was Joe Woodman with a 4:46.78 and third place was Kyle Vieria who was right behind Woodman with a 4:48.48.

Thomas Glenn cleared the field for Brown in the 100 fly with a 48.13 which was over four seconds faster than Ben Sloan who took second with a 52.62. Hao Luong took third with a 53.34.

UMass had depth in the 200 IM and took second, third, and fourth with Michael Glenn, Ryan Bobianski, and Chris Inglis with respective times of 1:57.66, 2:01.93, and 2:02.72 but Connor Lohman won the 200 IM for Brown with a 1:55.11.

Wrapping up the meet with the 200 free relay was a first place finish by the Brown A-relay with a 1:22.53 and consisted of Thomas Glenn, Alexander Pascal, Jack Nee, and Jeffrey Strausser. Second place was the UMass A-relay of John Conway, Wiktor Karpinski, Troy Nichols, and Brian Stiles with a 1:25.05.

Full meet results available here.

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If the winning relay got 3:42… the second place relay did not get 3:27

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