In a meet that saw nearly every record on the books fall, it was only fitting that the final race would be more of the same.
Seemingly after every race, the following would be heard from the announcer, “That is a new meet record, a new Ivy record and new pool record…”
Well, put Doug Lennox, Michael Carter, Colin Cordes and Jonathan Hartmann on the same relay team and that is pretty much the standard phrase.
In a meet, League and pool record that annihilated all three existing marks, the Tigers blitzed through the waters and dropped a near NCAA “A” qualifying time of 2:52.70 in the 400 Freestyle Relay final.
The quartet of Tigers fell just short of that mark with a 2:52.56 but breezed to victory by nearly three full seconds. It was a fitting end to a three-day meet that saw a steady Princeton team never challenged, en route to the 2009 team title.