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Ornelas sets two pool records Sunday vs. Harvard

Ornelas sets two pool records Sunday vs. Harvard

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Graduate student Micah Ornelas (San Diego, Calif.) broke two pool records on Sunday but the Bryant University men's swimming and diving team fell to Harvard, 186-109.

Coach Cameron's Comments

"Our men swam well. They were very tired after a great week of practice but swam tough! Harvard is the best team we will see all year and it was great to race against such talent. I am very pleased Harvard was able to come to our facility."

Coach LoCurto's Comments

"We had some lifetime best dives but still have work to do to stitch together six great dives to achieve lifetime bests. We're gradually improving, as we approach mid-season."

How the Bulldogs fared

  • Ornelas broke his first pool record of the day in the 100 fly, winning the event in a time of 48.65, more than a second faster than the next swimmer.
  • He then broke the 200 IM pool record with a winning time of 1:53.48. That time was almost four seconds faster than the next swimmer.
  • In addition to Ornelas's two victories, senior Tavish Boyle (Springfield, N.J.) won the 100 breast, finishing with a time of 59.35.
  • Sophomore Trevor Hazlewood (Corpus Christi, Texas) took home first place in the 3 meter dive with a score of 247.75. He finished fourth in the 1 meter dive.

Stats and Notes

  • Bryant has now broken three Chace Athletic Center Pool records in the first two home meets of the season..
  • Already the school record-holder in the 3 meter dive, Hazelwood's score on Sunday is the fourth-best in program history.

Up Next

The Bulldogs make the short trip to Kingston, R.I., this weekend for the Harold Anderson Invitational. The three-day meet kicks off Friday night at 5:00 p.m.