Women's Swimming and Diving Competes in the Princeton Invitational
Princeton, N.J. – The Brown women's swimming and diving squad competed in a three-day event at DeNunzio Pool on the campus of Princeton University this weekend. Princeton finished first overall in the team rankings with 1,113 points while the Bears finished tied with Dartmouth for third place (603 points).
The event marked the third competition for the Bears this season after claiming home victories over UMass-Amherst, Northeastern, and Maine in November.
A second place finish in the 200 Freestyle Relay highlighted day one action for the Bears, as the group of Reia Tong (Bethesda, Md.), Paige Gilley (Cupertino, Calif.), Emma Lamothe (Brimfield, Mass.), and Kate Dillione (Newtown, Pa.) checked in with a time of 1:33.31. Brown also got a strong performance from Gilley, Dillione, Katie Roach (Colorado Springs, Colo.), and Leigh Holmes (Alma, Mich.) in the 400 Yard Medley Relay as the group placed third with a mark of 3:46.90.
In day two action, Dillione claimed the 200 Yard Freestyle crown as her mark of 1:47.84 narrowly edged out Kina Zhou of Yale. The Bears also tallied a third place finish in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, as the quartet of Gilley, Roach, Tong, and sophomore Maggie Jordan (Niskayuna, N.Y.) clocked in at 1:44.40 in the finals.
Freshman Megan Viohl (Millersville, Md.) got day three started with a third place finish in the 1,650 Yard Freestyle (16:49.55). Dillione gave the Bears another strong performance, this time in the 100 Yard Freestyle with a mark of 49.86 before Roach tallied a fourth place finish in the 200 Yard Backstroke (2:19.61).
Sophomore Gina Matsumoto scored her first top-three finish of the weekend in the 200 Yard Butterfly with a time of 2:00.67 (Farmington Hills, Mich.), good for third place in the event.
The Bears will return to action in 2014, playing host to in-state rival, Providence, on January 4 at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.