Yale Men Celebrate their Seniors with a Home Win over Brown on Saturday

Yale men’s swimming and diving overpowered visiting Brown 184.5-58.5 on Senior Day at Robert J. H. Kiphuth Exhibtion Pool on Saturday to end their 2014-15 dual meet campaign with an 8-2 record (5-2 in Ivy League). Full results available here

The Bulldogs took the first two, and sometimes the top three, places in every event except diving. The all-senior team of Mike Lazris, Ronald Tsui, Alwin Firmansyah and captain Andrew Heymann got things started with a win in the 200 medley relay with 3:20.48. Brown’s Willy Lee, Connor Lohman, Jeffrey Strausser, and Jack Nee finished about 5 seconds back in fourth place.

Brian Hogan went a season-best 9:14.33 to win the 1000 free ahead of Yale teammate Ben Lerude (9:27.13) and Brown’s Casey Grant (9:32.66). Victor Zhang (1:40.51) and Rob Harder (1:41.13) followed with a 1-2 punch in the 200 free with Brown’s Cory Mayfield (1:42.56) coming in third. Lerude later took the 500 free in 4:36.71. Teammate Will Yang (4:38.83) was second and Mayfield, third (4:39.98).

Aaron Greenberg (20.69) and Oscar Miao (21.01) topped Strausser (21.41) in the 50 free, while Harder (45.70) touched out Heymann (45.88) in the 100 free. Nee led the Bears’ effort with a third-place finish in 46.93.

Firmansyah notched one more win at home, ending his prolific career with a 1:51.00 first-place finish in the 200 IM. Teammates Jonathan Rutter (1:52.47) Andy Wingerson (1:54.38) took second and third. Brown’s Declan Kennon (1:56.31) was fourth. Kennon (1:52.87) later placed third in the 200 back behind Yale’s Kevin Stang (1:50.33) and Hogan (1:52.00).

Yale freshman Kei Hyogo raced to a 1:49.78 to 1:49.78 win in the 200 fly over teammate Alex Schultz, while classmate Rutter (2:03.09) led the field in the 200 breast ahead of Kendrick McDonald (2:04.08) and Lohman of Brown (2:05.30).

Brown’s Jonathan Schlafer won the 3-meter diving event with 329.93 points; he also placed second in 1-meter diving with 300.74 points. James McNelis won the 1-meter board for Yale with 308.25 and was third behind teammate Wayne Zhang in the 3-meter.

Yale closed the meet with a 1:22.39 200 free relay win featuring Greenberg, Heymann, Miao and Firmansyah.

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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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