Cambridge, MA--Freshman Brian Younger (St. Louis, MO/Kirkwood HS), won three events and helped the Harvard men's swim team to second place at the 1995 Eastern Championships, held March 3-5 at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool.
Younger captured the 500, 1000, and 1650 freestyle events and set Eastern records in the 1000 (9:04.08) and the 1650 (15:06.79). Younger also swam a leg on the 800 freestyle relay that finished second with a time of 6:41.64. He was the top individual point-getter at the Easterns.
The 1993 Ozark Swimmer of the Year and one of the top distance recruits in the country, Younger is an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championships--to be held March 23-25 in Indianapolis--in the 1650 free and will also compete in the 500 free. He will be seeded 5th in the 1650.
Younger competed in 16 different events during his freshman season at Harvard and had first place finishes in nine of them. He won races in the 200, 400, 500, 800, 1000, and 1650 freestyle events; the 400 individual medley; the 200 backstroke; and as a member of the 200 freestyle relay team.
Harvard saw its three-year stranglehold on the Eastern title end, but the Crimson safely finished in second and saw its streak of placing no lower than third at the EISL Championships edtended to 23 years. The Crimson, under the direction of four-year head coach Mike Chasson, finished 1994-95 with a 9-2 dual meet record and owned an 8-1 mark in the EISL.
Younger, a 1995 graduate of Kirkwood High School, was a member of this year's U.S. National Team and swam in the 1993 Olympic Festival. He is the son of John and Pamela Younger of St. Louis.