Brown Swimming & Diving Tops BU, Falls to Columbia
Boston, Mass. – Both the men's and women's swimming & diving teams were in action on Saturday, taking on Ivy League foe Columbia and Boston University. The Brown women picked up a victory over BU, 160.00-140.00, but were topped by Columbia, 182.00-118.00. The Brown men fell to Columbia, 190.50-106.50 and were edged by Boston University, 162.50-135.50.
The women started the day off with a win in the 200-yard medley relay as the team of Catherine Pittman, Kristin Jackson, Emma Lamothe, and Kristen Caldarella combined for a half-second win over Columbia, finishing in 2:05.48.
Sophomore Briana Borgolini added a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke, in an extremely close race with Columbia's Katie Meili. Borgolini was just .25 seconds off the pace, touching the wall in 1:04.31.
Borgolini would get the best of Meili in the 200 breaststroke however, in another tight contest. She came in just ahead of the Lion at 2:18.34.
Brown dominated the 50 free as Caldarella and Lamothe made it a one-two finish for the Bears. Caldarella finished in 24.37, while Lamothe was right behind her at 24.53.
Caldarella kept her impressive day going with a win in the 100 free, finishing in 51.99, almost a half second ahead of Columbia's Huang.
Jackson earned the title in the 200 individual medley, holding off BU's Kendra Cheng and finishing in 2:07.52.
Senior diver Jonathan Feldman put up a strong performance on the one-meter board, coming in second with a score of 280.00. He also finished seventh on the three-meter board with a mark of 225.30.
Sophomore Tommy Glenn picked up the men's first goal medal, winning the 200 butterfly in 1:49.00, over three seconds ahead of the field. Glenn also took first in the 500 free, finishing in 4:38.12.
Freshman Colin Duffy added a second place finish in the 200 breaststroke, going neck-and-neck with Columbia's Eric Traub. Duffy was just .39 seconds behind Traub at 2:07.54. Duffy also had a first-place finish in the 200 IM, winning by just .02 seconds, with a time of 1:55.90.
Rookie Jeffery Strausser also added a win, taking the 100 butterfly in 50.82. He was able to out-swim Columbia's Bruno Esquen, who finished in 51.00.