February 5, 2011

Brown Swimming & Diving Victorious Over Cornell On Senior Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On senior day for the Bears, both the men's and women's swimming & diving teams were victorious on Saturday afternoon. The women's team downed Cornell 163.5-134.5 while the men were also triumphant, topping the Big Red, 160-140. 

The Brown women led off the day with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Catie Pittman, Kristin Jackson, Emma Lamothe and Kristen Caldarella finished first with a time of 1:46.16. The Bears second win came in the 100 breast as Briana Borgolini touched first with a time of 1:04.67.

The 200 butterfly proved to be all Brown as the three swimmers finished one-two-three. Natascha Mangan (2:04.75), Leigh Holmes (2:09.47) and Haley Strausser (2:10.01) finished first, second and third, respectively.

Both Lamothe and Caldarella picked up their second wins of the day, first individually. Lamothe in the 50 freestyle (23.80) and Caldarella in the 100 free (51.86.) Lamothe actually finished second in the 100 free (52.49) as well.

The wins kept coming for the Brown women as Melanie Pascal took the title in the 200 backstroke (2:05.85). Brorgolini picked up her second individual win of the day in the 200 breast (2:19.22). Not to be outdone, Mangan went two-for-two in fly events, finishing first in the 100 (56.99).

Brown's final W of the day came from Jackson who touched the wall first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:07.76.

The Bear men also started their day off with a win in the 200 medley. The team of Ryan Kikuchi, Conor Carlucci, Timothy Juhn and James Hunter finished first with a time of 1:32.74.

Hunter continued on the winning track with a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:40.65), as did Kikuchi who took first in the 100 back (50.89) and Carlucci in the 100 breast (56.49).

Freshman Tommy Glenn kept his win streak alive, taking the 200 fly with a time of 1:50.47. Glenn was also victorious in the 500 free (4:37.13). 

Juhn also made it multiple wins for all members of the 200 medley team, taking the 50 free with a time of 20.66 and the 100 free (46.60).

Kikuchi was also a four-time winner, taking the 200 back with a time of 1:50.10 and the 200 individual medley in 1:53.37.

Carlucci also went for the four-pack as he took the 200 breast (2:05.40) and the 100 fly (49.32).