Jason Ben Nathan / Sun Senior Photographer

March 1, 2016

Cornell Men’s Swimming Finishes Fifth in Ivy League Swimming Championships; Evdokimov Takes First in 100 and 200 Meter Breaststroke

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This weekend, the Cornell men’s swim team traveled to Providence, Rhode Island for the Ivy League Swimming Championships. In what would be Cornell’s best finish since 2009 in the three-day event, sophomore Alex Evdokimov came in first in the A-final for both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events.

In just two short years with the Red, Evdokimov has emerged as one of the powerhouses for Cornell. Not only did he sweep the breaststroke events this year, but he also did so at last year’s Ivy Championships, earning himself the MVP title for the Red along with junior Dylan Sali. Last year, he was the first Cornellian to win multiple events since 2007.

Other notable performances came from seniors Victor Luo and Carl St. John, as well as sophomore Will Stange. Luo had a top-10 finish in the 200 breaststroke, St. John came in 10th for the 200 fly and Stange finished in third in the 200 back.

Overall, the team came in fifth out of eight, coming in ahead of Columbia, Brown and Dartmouth. While Harvard came out on top with almost 500 points on the Red, the Cornell squad was still able to place one spot higher than last year’s sixth place overall finish.