24 February 2007

Smit Keeps the Pace; Wins 200 Fly

Mike Smit ('09, Cornell) also did his best to be put in the mix for the Swimmer of the Meet by staving off a furious challenge from the rest of the competition and winning in the oft undesirable Lane 2. Smit found himself in Lane 2 after qualifying in 3rd position during the preliminaries.

But in the final, his performance left absolutely no doubt that he was the swimmer to beat in the race. His 1:46.44 outdueled Meir Hasbani ('07, Princeton), the leading qualifier in the preliminaries, and his 1:47.04.

So add Mr. Smit as the 4th deserving candidate for the Swimmer of the Meet.