22 February 2007

Cornell Propels to the Lead

Cornell laid down the gauntlet in the 200 Freestyle Relay to win quite comfortably in the first event of the night. The team was led by strong swims in each of the disciplines by Mike Smit, Dave McKechnie, Brad Gorter and Wes Newman. The winning time of 1:19.96 was second only to Princeton's Ivy Record swim in 2003.

The excitement in the event actually came in the race for 3rd through 5th place, which saw a logjam of 3 teams differentiated by .01 seconds. Tobin White's anchor leg allowed Columbia to nip both Yale and Pennsylvania and secured the vital 3rd place points.

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