23 February 2007

A Fantastic Finish in the 1000

For nearly 990 yards, Robert Griest ('09, Princeton) was comfortably in control of the first Freestyle competition of Friday night's program.

Unfortunately, the race was the 1000 yards ... and the 10 yards in which Griest found himself in 2nd place were yards 991 through 1000. That was when Harvard junior, Sam Wollner, overtook him to reach the wall first.

Wollner was nestled in second position for most of the swim and waited for the optimal time to make his move, and based on the results, he chose the perfect time. His 9:06.36 bested Griest's effort of 9:06.61 and allowed for Harvard to regain some vital points that were lost as a result of the disqualification in the 200 Medley earlier in the night.
Sam Wollner (pictured) is joined by Ivy League swimming legend, Tony Corbisiero ('82, Yale), the presenter of the 1000 award.