Bears Topped By Penn in Florida, 173-127
North Miami, Fla. – In the midst of training session in Florida, the Brown Bears took some time off to take on Ivy League rival Penn in a dual meet this afternoon. The Brown women were victorious, 163.5-136.5 while the men were topped 173-127.
The Brown women were the highlight of the day as the Bears won 11 events. Bruno took the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.13 by the team of Sage Erskine, Kristin Jackson, Emma Lamothe and Candice Sisouvanvieng-Kim. Lamothe also took the title in the 50 free with a time of 24.14 while the 200 free was won by Kristen Caldarella who finished with a time of 1:54.88. Caldarella also won the 100 free with a time of 52.82, edging out the Penn racer by .03 seconds. Brown added on to its banner day with another win in the 200 free relay.
The Bears dominated the breaststroke events, going one-two in both the 100 and 200 yard races. Brianna Borgolini, 1:04.75 and 2:22.10, finished first in both while Kristin Jackson, 1:05.76 and 2:22.81, took second. Jackson also finished first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:08.60, almost a full second ahead of the second-place finisher.
Brown also finished first in the 100 fly as Natascha Mangan hit the wall with a time of 57.54 and took the top spot in the 200 free relay as the team of Sisouvanvieng, Lamothe, Ellen Sellinger and Caldarella in 1:36.12.
Brown took the 1-meter diving event as Rebecca Tassell scored a 219.55, almost five points higher than the second-place finisher.
The Brown men starred an impressive performance from Ryan Kikuchi as he topping all swimmers in the 100 back with a time of 51.37. This time topped all teams that were competing in the event, including Purdue, LSU and FAU. Kikuchi did it again in the 200 back, finishing first with a time of 1:51.52 to once again top swimmers from all schools.
James Hunter took the title in the 200 free with a time of 1:43.10. Timothy Juhn was at it in the 50 free and 100, finishing first with times of 21.29 and 47.01, respectively. Tommy Glennwas victorious in the 200 fly with a time of 1:53.15.
Conor Carlucci was also victorious for the men, taking the title in the 100 back.
The Bears will continue their training in Florida for the next week before hosting Harvard on January 14 at 5 p.m. at Seekonk High School.