Jan. 26, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's swimming and diving team claimed their fourth ever Worcester City Championship Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center Pool. Competing against Clark and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Holy Cross prevailed over the annual two-day event that crowns the Worcester City Champion. The Crusaders earned a total of 414 points on the weekend. WPI came in second, accruing 358 points and Clark took third with 228 points.
Sophomore Aaron Brosnan (Westford, Mass.) led the team with two first place finished and five second place finishes. Brosnan finished first as apart of the 200-yard free relay with teammates senior Chris Smith (West Haven, Conn.) and juniors David Drummond (Swampscott, Mass.) and Ian MacLaren (Cortez, Colo.) at a time of 1:30.80. Brosnan's other first place finish was in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.67. He brought in a total of 108 points to the Crusaders.
Smith also led the team in points with two first places finishes and three second. One of this first places was the 200-yard free relay with Brosnan. The other first was the 200-yard free with a time of 1:52.47. Sophomore Brian Livingston (Auburn, Wa.) broke the meet record of 1:03.86 in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.08.
In diving sophomore Joshua Rodriguez (Dudley, Mass.) took firsts in both the 3-meter with a score of 170.17 and in the one-meter with a score of 187.05.
Holy Cross finished the meet with a total of six first place finishes, 10 second places finishes and 11 third place finishes.
The Crusader men will return to action, taking on Providence on Saturday, February 2. The meet is set to begin at 3:00 pm in the Hart Center Pool.
Men's Diver of the Meet: Sophomore Joshua Rodriguez (Holy Cross) Men's Swimmer of the Meet: Junior Jeffrey Meyer (WPI)