November 19, 2011

Brown Falls at Dartmouth in First Meet of the Year

Hanover, N.H. – The Brown swimming & diving team opened its season on Saturday at Dartmouth, and despite some impressive individual performances, including a new pool record, the Bears were edged 184-111 (men) and 172-123.

Brown started off the day with a win in the women's 200-yard medley relay as the team of Catie Pittman, Jamie Firth, Emma Lamothe and Kristen Calderall finished with a time of 1:47.13, just edging Dartmouth by 0:00.12.

The women had an impressive showing in the 100-yard breaststroke as they posted a 1-2-3 finish. Sophomore Briana Borgolini broke a pool record set in 1998, with a time of 1:04.31. Firth finished second at 1:06.47, while Kristin Jackson came in third at 1:07.16. Jackson also won the 200-individual medley with a time of 2:08.64.

Brown posted another 1-2-3 finish in the women's 200 breast, as Borgolini again took the title in 2:21.31 and Firth coming in second at 2:23.60. Freshman Nicole Provenza finished third in 2:27.48.

The Bears' 400 freestyle relay team of Lamothe, Paige Gilley, Pittman and Caldarella was victorious with a time of 3:34.00.

The men picked up their first win of the day in the 200-yard freestyle. Senior James Hunter finished in 1:42.32, more than second ahead of Dartmouth's Dylan Gabel.

The Brown men got their second win of the day in the 200-yard butterfly, as sophomore Tommy Glenn out-swam the field in 1:50.41. Glenn was also victorious in the 100 fly, touching the wall in 49.49, .51 seconds faster than Dartmouth's Will Derdeyn.

Freshman Colin Duffy won his first collegiate race in the men's 200 IM, posted a time of 1:58.36.

Brown's relay team in the men's 400 free took the win in 3:08.32. Glenn, Mike Johnson, Jeffrey Strausser and Hunter combined for the victory. 

The Bears return to action on December 2-4 at the Princeton Invitational.