BRISTOL, Rhode Island, November 17. THE Navy men's swimming and diving team posted a pair of victories over Brown and Dartmouth Saturday afternoon in Bristol, R.I., to improve its record to 10-0 on the season. The Mids defeated the Bears by the score of 139.5-103.5 and tallied a 202.5-40.5 victory over the Big Green.
"I give our guys a lot of credit," said Navy head coach Bill Roberts. "Brown finished in first and second place in the opening 400 medley relay event, which dug a hole for us right out of the starting blocks. But the guys came back and consistently were scoring three people in events throughout the day."
Navy's Erik Hunter (Fr., Placerville, Calif.) won the first individual event of the meet, the 1000 freestyle, with a time of 9:29.35. His win would be the first of five-straight victories for Navy athletes. Aaron Aiken (Fr., Ocala, Fla.) followed by winning the 200 free (1:42.06) and then Alex Oldenkamp (Jr., Coppell, Texas) made it three victories in three events for Navy by recording a victory in the 50 free (21.28).
The final two victories in the stretch were both recorded by Adam Meyer (So., Bethesda, Md.). He first won the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:52.84, then picked up the win in the 200 butterfly with a clocking of 1:51.73.
Brown swimmers won the next two events, the 100 free and 200 backstroke, but Hunter and Meyer ended the individual events by winning the 500 freestyle (4:38.15) and 200 breaststroke events (2:07.55), respectively.
Additionally, Olaf Olson (Fr., Bainbridge, Island, Wash.) posted a score of 331.90 to win the three-meter springboard event for the Mids.
Navy will next be in action Nov. 29 when the Mids play host to Army in Lejeune Hall.
Special thanks to Navy for contributing this report.