January 14, 2012

Brown Women’s Swimming & Diving Topped at Harvard

Cambridge, Mass. – The Brown women's swimming & diving team returned to the Northeast after its training camp down in N. Miami, Fla., to take on Harvard on Saturday. Several Bears put up impressive performances, but it was the Crimson who came out victorious, 193-107.

Brown began the day with a win in the 200-yard medley relay as the team of sophomore Catherine Pitman (Williamsburg, Va.), junior Kristin Jackson (Falmouth, Maine), sophomore Emma Lamothe (Brimfield, Mass.) and senior Kristen Caldarella (Orwigsburg, Pa.) combined to touch the wall first in 1:45.76.

The Bears got their first individual win as rookie Kate Dillione (Newton, Pa.) took first in the 200 freestyle, beating out Harvard's Sarah Sumner by .05 seconds, with a time of 1:53.21.

Sophomore Briana Borgolini (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) also picked up in individual win in the 100 breaststroke in another close race. Borgolini was able to hold off Stephanie Ferrell, touching the wall at 1:05.26, .38 seconds faster than Ferrell.

Senior Rebecca Tassell (Jupiter, Fla.) had a strong day on the boards for Brown, taking second overall on the one-meter, with an NCAA Zone qualifying mark of 270.67. Tassell also finished fourth on the three-meter board with a score of 277.88.

Brown got its second relay victory in the 200 free. Dillione, Pittman, sophomore Megan Nolet (Saratoga, Calif.) and freshman Ellie McGinn (Omaha, Neb.) combined to edge the team from Harvard by .25 seconds at 1:39.03.

The diving team returns to the pool on January 22 at the UMass-Amherst Diving Invite before the whole team is in action on January 28 vs. Ivy League foe Columbia.