Brown Swimming & Diving Places Seventh at 2012 Ivy League Championships

Cambridge, Mass. – The Brown women's swimming & diving team faced the annual challenge of the Ivy League Championships, this year hosted by Harvard, and tallied two NCAA B-Cuts and several A-Finals performers in its seventh-place team finish with 688.5 points.

Junior Kristin Jackson  placed seventh overall in the 200 yard individual medley, touching the wall in 2:03.78, picking up 23 team points for the Bears.

Sophomore Emma Lamothe had an impressive showing in the 50 freestyle, placing third overall with a time of 23.59. Senior Kristen Caldarella gave Brown two finishers in top six in the event, finishing in an actual tie with Princeton's Carter Stephens at 23.64.

The 200 medley relay team registered a third-place finish as the team of sophomore Catherine Pittman, Jackson, Lamothe and sophomore Paige Gilley combined for an NCAA B-cut time of 1:41.99.

Lamothe continued her busy conference championship, competing in the 100 butterfly and earning a sixth-place medal with a time of 55.10.

Rookie Kate Dillione made an impact in her first league meet, taking eighth place in the 200 free, finishing in 1:50.54.

One of Brown's best races of the championship came in the 100 breaststroke as sophomore Briana Borgolini earned a NCAA B-cut, touching the wall in 1:02.03 to take the silver medal. Borgolini also made the finals in the 200 breast, finishing sixth overall with a time of 2:17.77.

Caldarella added to her Ivy League accomplishment, taking fourth place in the 100 free, finishing in 50.81 seconds. The Bears had two top-eight finishers in the event as Lamothe kept racking up the points for Brow with an eighth-place finish at 51.68.

Final Team Standings
1. Harvard -- 1,478.5
2. Princeton -- 1,310.5
3. Yale -- 1,075.5
4. Columbia -- 1,057
5. Dartmouth -- 846.5
6. Penn -- 767
7. Brown -- 688.5
8. Cornell -- 630.5