Brown Sets School Records on Second Day of Ivy Championships
Princeton, N.J. – On the second day of competition at the Ivy League women's swimming & diving championships, the Bears set school records in two races and also had a swimmer pick up a NCAA "B" cut qualifier.
Brown started out strong with a new school record in the 200 Medley Relay by the team of Kristin Jackson, Briana Borgolini, Emma Lamothe and Kristen Caldarella. The relay team finished fourth overall.
In the 1650 free, Perry Ashenfelter entered the Brown Top-25 with 23rd fastest time in school history, placing 19th overall.
Several swimmers set high marks in the 100 butterfly. Lamothe (sixth fastest time in school history) finished 19th while 1 Natascha Mangan, (fourth fastest time in school history) came in 13th and Leigh Holmes, 16th (10th fastest time in school history) with each mark being hit in the prelims.
In the 200 freestyle Caldarella came in 12th and post the 10th fastest time in school history.
Borgolini nearly stole the show in the 100 breast, being just edged out for first, touching the wall second at 1:01.56. Her impressive swim set a new school record and was a NCAA "B" cut time.
Jackson kept the strong swims coming in the 100 breast with a sixth place finish and the second fastest time in the Brown record book. Jamie Firth who finished 14th, enters the all-time Brown list in the number four spot.
Sage Erskine finished 16th in the 100 back, but set the 12th fastest time in school history from the prelims.
The final day of competition starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday with the finals starting at 6 p.m.
Complete Team Standings (through day two // 14 events)
1. Princeton -- 1054.5
2. Harvard -- 955
3. Yale -- 600
4. Penn -- 596
5. Columbia -- 573
6. Cornell -- 513
7. Dartmouth -- 488.5
8. Brown -- 451