23 February 2007

Righi Holds Off Mukri to Take 100 Back

Alex Righi ('09, Yale) held off a late challenge from Kevin Mukri ('07) of the Naval Academy to take the maximal points in the event that saw five (5) sub-50 second times registered. First place is certainly not a new experience for Righi, who has already won events this year and has been on the podium in year's past, but it should be noted that Mukri's race was the highest placement by an individual swimmer from the Naval Academy to this point.

The final 25 yards of Mukri's swim propelled him from 4th place up to 2nd place and saw his time of 48.61 only bettered by Righi's 48.01. He was closing the gap with Righi during every subsequent stroke.