March 14, 2008
Columbus, OH - Brown sophomore Randy Alevi (Old Westbury, NY) finished competition in the women's saber at the NCAA Championships at Ohio State on Friday, going 3-6 to finish with a 10-13 mark, good for 14th place out of 24 fencers. Alevi matched her record from last year, putting Brown in 18th place with 10 victories at the Championships' midway point.
Alevi was actually tied with Allie Snider of Harvard and Alexandra Heiss of Cornell with 10 victories, the latter for the second year in a row. However, Snider and Heiss both had indicators of -9 to Alevi's -16, placing them at 12th and 13th. Last year, Alevi had a better indicator than Heiss, giving her 12th and the final Honorable Mention All-American spot. Snider finished ahead of Heiss with 79 touches scored to Heiss' 76, taking the final All-American spot.
Alevi's three wins came against Krista Bacci of Sacred Heart, 5-2, Anna Bartoszewicz of Wayne State, 5-4, and Jessica-Kim Danh, 5-2. Five of her six losses on the day were to Ivy League fencers, including eventual bronze medalist Emily Jacobson of Columbia, 5-3.
Host Ohio State leads the team standings with 101 victories. Notre Dame is close behind at 98, with Columbia in third at 82. The men begin competition on Saturday, with Brown sophomores Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ) and Adam Yarnell (Harrison, NY) taking to the strip in the foil and epée, respectively. Live results are available at www.prisedefer.com/ncaa2008.html.
Alevi's Day Two Results
Lost to Jackie Jacobson (Columbia), 5-3
Lost to Emily Jacobson (Columbia), 5-3
Defeated Krista Bacci (Sacred Heart), 5-2
Defeated Anna Bartoszewicz (Wayne St.), 5-4
Lost to Karolina Budna (Wayne St.), 5-1
Defeated Jessica-Kim Danh (Penn St.), 5-2
Lost to Allie Sneider (Harvard), 5-3
Lost to Alexa Weingarden (Harvard), 5-1
Lost to Alexandra Heiss (Cornell), 5-0