Bears Open the Season with Strong Showing against URI, Defeating the Rams, 153-97
Nov. 6, 2005
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's swimming and diving team (1-0) earned a 153-97 win over URI in its season-opening match, winning all 14 events en route to the win, while placing first-third in several of the events.
The Bears started off, taking 1st-4th in the 100 Back, as senior Eileen Robinson (Harbour Grace, NF) posted a time of 1:01.09, good for first place. Freshman Sarah Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) followed in a time of 1:01.24, while junior Becky Kowalsky (Ft. Myers, FL) took third with a time of 1:03.05. In the 100 Breast, freshman Helena Sullivan (Short Hills, NJ) led the Bears with a 1:10.50, good for first place, while junior Sara Demers (Andover, MA) took second with a time of 1:11.90. Senior Ali Will (Mequon, WI) rounded out the top three with a time of 1:15.21.
Junior Ashley Wallace (Chatham, NJ) and sophomore Aly Wyatt (Ypailanti, MI) finished one-two in the 100 Fly, with times of 59.20 and 1:02.82, respectively. Brown took first-third in the 200 Free, with junior Elisabeth Kruger (Old Greenwich, CT) leading the way with a time of 1:58.28. Freshman Ainsley McFadgen (Glace Bay, NC) followed with a time of 1:58.34, while senior Katey Mirch (Reno, NV) took third with a time of 1:59.20.
Goodman won the 50 Free with a time of 25.34, while junior Meredith Cocco (Lafayette Hill, PA) won the 400 IM with a time of 4:34. 41. Wallace earned first in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:08.51, while Robinson won the 100 Free with a time of 53.60. Junior Lauren Harlow (Andover, MA) won the 200 Back with a time of 2:12.53, while McFadgen won the 500 Free with a time of 5:10.98. Cocco won the 200 Breast, finishing with a time of 2:31.37, while the team of Goodman, Harlow, junior Emily Brush (Duxbury, MA), and sophomore Lauren Zatorski (Winnetka, IL) won the 700 Free Relay with a time of 6:44.90.
In diving action, Brown was led by senior Jessica Larson (Wayland, MA), who won both the 1-Meter and the 3-Meter with NCAA Zone qualifying scores. She posted a 264.37 in the 1-Meter and a 280.43 in the 3-Meter, qualifying for Zones in both. In the 1-Meter, junior Dana Meadow (Chicago, IL) was second with a 237.59, while freshman Jessica Williams (McLean, VA) was third with a 223.19. Junior Amy Latinen (Fenton, MI) rounded out the top four with a score of 219.44. In the 3-Meter dive, Williams followed Larson with a 243.45, while Meadow took third with a 237.97. Latinen rounded out the top four with a 234.82.
The Bears continue action this Friday, November 11, when they travel to Cambridge, MA to face Harvard at 7:00 p.m.