meyer holds off biggs' charge to grab win in 1650 freestyle

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Harvard’s Alex Meyer took down his second individual championship at the 2009 Ivy Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships after going out strong and holding off a stern challenge from the Princeton sophomore Patrick Biggs.

Meyer had been flirting with the meet mark throughout the swim but just did not have enough remaining to seal the deal and exonerate Harvard’s John Cole from the meet record.

He did, however, rewrite the DeNunzio Pool record of Harvard’s Brian Younger that has existed since 1995. Younger’s 15:06.79 has existed for 14 years, but was no match for Meyer, who dropped it down to a 15:01.18.

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