Taylor Places 19th at NCAA Championships

Taylor Places 19th at NCAA Championships

Cambridge, MA. – Brown freshman Caitlin Taylor (Elk Grove, CA) finished competition in the women's saber at the NCAA Championships, hosted by Harvard University, on Friday.  Taylor finished with a 7-16 mark, which was good for 19th place out of 24 fencers.   As a team, Brown stands in 18th place out of 20.

Taylor earned four wins against Ivy League fencers.  She defeated Elena Helgiu of Harvard, 5-3, Danielle Kamis of Penn, 5-3, Jackie Johnson of Columbia, 5-4, and Beverly Yang of Cornell, 5-1.

Host Harvard’s Caroline Vloka won the saber championship after defeating Rebecca Ward of Duke.  St. John’s leads the team standings with 92 victories. Notre Dame is close behind at 91, with Penn State in third at 90. The men begin competition on Saturday, with Brown senior Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ) competing in the foil. Live results are available at http://www.prisedefer.com/NCAA.

Taylor’s First Day Results

Lost to Joanna Cichomski (Princeton), 5-3

Lost to Eliza Stone (Princeton), 5-0

Lost to Kamali Thompson (Temple), 5-1

Lost to Caroline Vloka (Harvard), 5-2

Defeated Elena Helgiu (Harvard), 5-3

Lost to Eileen Hassett (Notre Dame), 5-2

Lost to Sarah Borrmann (Notre Dame), 5-4

Defeated Laura Decker (Cal Tech), 5-3

Lost to Alison Miller (Ohio State), 5-3

Lost to Margarita Tschomakova (Ohio State), 5-2

Defeated Alicia Gurrieri (Northwestern), 5-2

Lost to Caitlin Thompson (Penn State), 5-3

Lost to Olivia Benedek (Penn State), 5-4

Lost to Rebecca Ward (Duke), 5-2


Taylor’s Second Day Results

Lost to Dominika Franciszkowicz (Penn), 5-3

Defeated Danielle Kamis (Penn), 5-3

Defeated Heather Nelson (US Air Force), 5-3

Lost to Dagmara Wozniak (St. John’s), 5-0

Lost to Martyna Wieczorek (St. John’s), 5-0

Lost to Madeline Oliver (Yale), 5-0

Lost to Samantha Roberts (Columbia), 5-4

Defeated Jackie Johnson (Columbia), 5-4

Defeated Beverly Yang (Cornell), 5-1