March 1, 2010

Kristin Jackson '13 and Katie Olko '10 Achieve Milestones at League Championships

Providence, R.I. - A pair of Brown student-athletes achieved notable milestones at the Ivy League Championships over the weekend, as rookie swimmer Kristin Jackson (Falmouth, ME) broke a 22-year old school record in the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.40, and senior diver Katie Olko (Harrison, N.Y.) was named the Career High Point Diver at the Meet.

Jackson, who had a pair of top-15 finishes for the Bears, wrapped up an outstanding rookie season with the highest individual finish of the meet for Brown, placing sixth in the 100 breast.  With her time, Jackson became just the fifth swimmer in Brown history to break 65 seconds, and shaved .13 seconds off the previous record of 1:04.53, set by Carolyn Rider in 1988.  Jackson also finished 14th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:21.66.

Olko also had an impressive weekend, and finished her career as the leading scorer among Ivy League divers.  Competing in the one-meter dive, Olko turned in a strong preliminary showing with a score of 227.30, putting her in the Championship Final.  Once there, Olko improved even further, putting up a score of 237.25 points, good for eighth in the league.  With the 22 points that she earned for her finish, Olko also became the leading senior diver in Ivy competition, earning her the Ron Keenholv Cup as the Career High Point Diver.