Close 500 Highlights Ivy League Prelims

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The Men’s Ivy Swimming and Diving Championships kicked off Thursday at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center at Brown University with three preliminary races: the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle.

Three swimmers were within four-tenths of a second of each other in the 500-yard freestyle heats. Pennsylvania’s Chris Swanson posted the top time of the morning, touching in 4:20.06. The 21-year old set the meet record last year with a time of 4:17.53. Yale swimmers finished second and third. Brian Hogan touched in 4:20.34 and Kei Hyogo was third with a time of 4:20.34.

Pennsylvania’s Mark Andrew secured a spot in lane four for tonight’s finals. He posted a time of 1:45.15. Princeton’s Teo D’Alessandro was second in 1:45.27 and his teammate Marco Bove was third with a time of 1:45.76.

Princeton’s En-Wei Hu-Van Wright sprinted to a first place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. He touched in 19.37. Harvard’s Sebastian Lutz posted the morning’s second fastest time in 19.60 and Pennsylvania’s Eric Schultz touched third in 19.68.

Finals begin at 6:05 p.m.

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Author: Peter Baugh

Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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