November 16, 2009

Brown Swims to Second Against UConn and Laval

The women’s swim team opened the 2009-10 season over the weekend, falling to Connecticut 193-106, but taking a dominating win over Laval, winning by a final margin of 193-93.  Despite competing against a Husky team that had the benefit of already swimming several meets, the women looked strong, particularly junior Candice Sisouvanvieng-Kim, who took a pair of seconds in the 50 and 100 free.

After a third place finish in the 200 medley relay to start the day, sophomore Allyson Schumacher led off the individual events with another third in the 1000 free.  Schumacher was just nine seconds off second, finishing in 10:45.76.  She was at it again shortly after, leading a contingent of Bears in the 200 free, as Brown took second, third, and fourth.  After Schumacher, junior Kelley Wisinger and sophomore Samantha Williams took the next two spots, as all three finished in the span of 1.5 seconds.

Following a third place finish by junior Sage Erskine in the 100 back, rookie Kristin Jackson showed off her potential in the 100 breast, finishing a close second.  Jackson finished in 1:06.34, just off the pace of the leader, who crossed in 1:05.65.  Sisouvanvieng-Kim then followed in the freestyle events, taking second in both the 50 and 100, finishing less than half a second behind the leader in each case.

Brown continued to compete well in the 200 back, as Wisinger and Erskine each notched another strong finish, crossing the line in second and third respectively.  Schumacher then wrapped up her afternoon with another third, this time in the 500 free, before junior Natascha Mangan finished the day with a close second in the 100 fly.

The Bears will be back in action next weekend, when they open their Ivy schedule by traveling to Dartmouth on Saturday, November 22.