IRVINE, Calif. – Three school records. A top-seven finish in the nation. Eight total competitors. The Princeton University men’s swimming & diving team made an impact at the Phillips 66 National Championships last week in Irvine, California.
Raunak Khosla carried the momentum from his stellar 2021-22 season through to the summer, as he made an A final, broke two school records, made three B finals, and one C final. After finishing fifth in the prelim of the 200 IM, Khosla finished seventh in the A final with a time of 2:00.97, his first A final at a major national meet.
In the 200 breaststroke, he won the B final and set a new school record after touching the wall at 2:11.91. Khosla also set a new program record in the 400 IM of 4:18.40, and finished third in the B final. In the 200 butterfly, he finished fourth in the C final in 1:59.79. After finishing 14th in the heats of the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.55, Khosla qualified for the B final but did not compete in order to rest for other events.
Brett Feyerick finished seventh in the C final of the 200 backstroke, clocking in at 2:03.49. He finished 24thth in the heats, touching the wall at 2:02.84. Feyerick also competed in a 100 backstroke time trial, and set a new school record with a time of 55.44. His time was also an Olympic trial cut.
Class of 2026 member Mitch Schott finished third in the D final of the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.07, and fourth in the D final of the 100 butterfly after touching the wall at 54.97.
John Ehling competed in the heats 1,500 freestyle and the 800 freestyle, earning lifetime bests in both events. In the 800 he clocked in at 8:25.72 to finish 25ththand at 16:03.15 in the 1,500 to finish 33rdrd. Max Walther also had a lifetime best in the 100 freestyle, finishing 44thth in 50.29, and in the 200 freestyle, finishing 55thth in 1:52.77.
In the 200 IM, Tyler Hong finished 42ndn.d with a lifetime best time of 2:04.96, and 47th in the 200 freestyle with a lifetime best time of 2:06.37. Nicholas Lim went a lifetime best time of 3:59.57 and finished 35thth in the 400 freestyle, and also posted a lifetime best time in the 200 freestyle of 1:51.95 and finished 45th. Additionally, Brian Lou’s time of 2:20.16 in the 200 breaststroke was a lifetime best.
The Tigers open the 2022-23 season with a tri-meet against Brown and Dartmouth inside DeNunzio Pool on Saturday, November 5.