PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's swimming & diving team picked up their first win over Yale in several years on Saturday, topping the Bulldogs 151-149. The men's team was also in action, but fell 180-120.
The Brown women started the day off with a win, taking the 200 yard medley relay in 1:46.02. The team of Catie Pittman, Briana Borgolini, Ema Lamothe and Kristen Caldarella one by over a second, touching the wall 1.06 seconds ahead of Yale.
Leigh Holmes picked up the second win for the Bears, earning the top spot in the 200 butterfly, finishing in 2:07.53, almost two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher from Yale.
Caldarella was a two-time winner for Brown, finishing first in the 100 free, edging out Yale's Cynthia Tsay with a time 52.33. Tsay was just behind, touching the wall in 52.50.
Borgolini, not to be out-done, took the title in the 200 breaststroke by exactly a second over the Bulldogs' Athen Liao, finishing in 2:19.40.
Kristin Jackson kept the wins coming for the Bears as she won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:08.17, .14 seconds ahead of the Yales' Tsay.
The men got their first win of the day with sophomore Tommy Glenn sprinting to a win, finishing first by almost four seconds in the 200 butterly. Glenn completed his impressive performance in 1:50.18.
Brown made it back-to-back wins, taking the 50 freestyle, as Jeffrey Strausser finished .31 seconds ahead of Yale's Andrew Heymann at 21.32.
Senior Jon Feldman fed off the energy of the Bears' "senior day" and posted the high score on the one-meter board, with a mark of 296.10.
Freshman Colin Duffy put up a sold showing in the 200 breaststroke, taking the title in 2:06.52, over a second ahead of Yale's Danny McDermott.
Glenn made it a dual-win day earning the win in the 100 butterfly. This race proved to be much closer as he touched the wall in 49.52, while Yale Goksu Bicer was just behind at 49.75.
Brown got a relay victory in the 400 free as the team of Glenn, Oliver Diamond, Strausser and James Hunter combined for a near-three second win over Yale with a time of 3:04.93.
The Bears next challenge will be the Ivy League Championships on February 23-25.