December 6, 2005

Bears Take Second at Brown Invitational; Fall to Princeton 199-152

Dec. 6, 2005

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's swimming and diving team (1-2, 1-2) wrapped up competition at the Brown Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, finishing with a total score of 865, good for second place. Princeton won the Invitational with a score of 1,174.5, while UNH came in third with a score of 585. UMass finished in fourth with a 393.5, while Florida International rounded out the field with a 276.

Brown opened Saturday's competition with a second place finish in the 200 Medley Relay with the team of junior Emily Brush (Duxbury, MA), sophomore Aly Wyatt (Ypsilanti, MI), senior Elizabeth Wong (Santa Monica, CA), and senior Eileen Robinson (Harbour Grace, NF), clocking in at 1:46.38. Junior Meredith Cocco (Lafayette Hill, PA) led the way in the 400 IM, taking third with a time of 4:34.04, while Wong earned a third place finish in the 100 Fly with a time of 57.50. Junior Becky Kowalsky (Ft. Meyers, FL) earned a second place finish in the 200 Free with a time of 1:52.87, while Robinson was right behind her in third with a time of 1:53.50. Wyatt led the way in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:07.32, good for third, while Robinson led the way in the 100 Back with a time of 58.27, good for second. The 800 Free Relay team of Kowalsky, freshman Ainsley McFadgen (Glace Bay, NS), Brush, and Cocco wrapped up the day with a third place finish with a time of 7:49.31.

On Sunday, sophomore Dillon Delaney (West Barnstable, MA) led off by winning the 1650 Free with a time of 17:26.78. Brush took third in the 200 Back with a time of 2:06.98, while Robinson and Kowalsky led a 1-2 sweep in the 100 Free with times of 51.61 and 52.32, respectively. Wyatt was Brown's top finisher in the 200 Breast, earning fifth place with a time of 2:28.10, while Cocco and junior Ashley Wallace (Chatham, NJ) took second and third in the 200 Fly with times of 2:05.48 and 2:05.85, respectively. Brown closed out the day with a first place finish in the 400 Free Relay with the team of Kowalsky, freshman Sarah Goodman (Philadelphia, PA), Wong and Robinson earning a time of 3:31.81.

Brown and Princeton faced off in diving for their dual meet. In the 3-Meter, senior Jessica Larson (Wayland, MA) remained undefeated in dual action, posting a 293.92. Larson also remained undefeated in the 1-Meter event with a 266.25, which is a Zone qualifying score.

The Bears are off until January 14, when they host Penn at 12:00 noon at the Smith Swim Center. It is the final home meet of the year for the women's swimming & diving team.