February 20, 2014

Bears in Sixth Place After Day One Action of the Ivy League Championships

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Day one of the 2014 Women's Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships is in the books as Brown finds themselves in sixth place (191 points) after six events in the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.  Princeton (441 points) leads the way after one day of action, followed by Harvard (424 points) and Yale (351 points).

After an exciting morning of preliminaries, the evening session began with the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay.  The quartet of Kate Dillione, Reia Tong, Paige Gilley, and Maggie Jordan placed seventh overall with a time of 1:32.94.  Megan Viohl finished third overall in the "B" final of the 500 Yard Freestyle, scoring the Bears 16 points after clocking in with a time of 4:51.47.

In 200 Yard IM action, Caroline Vexler (2:03.62) and Gina Matsumoto (2:03.70) placed second and third, respectively in the "C" final.  After finishing in the top eight during this morning's preliminaries, Dillione scored 23 points for the Bears as she finished seventh in the "A" final of the 50 Yard Freestyle with a mark of 23.26.  Tong (23.56) notched 12 points in the "B" final while Jordan finished fifth in the "C" final with a time of 23.67.

Sophomore diver, Rachel Speakman, gave Brown a strong performance in the 1-meter diving event as she advanced to the finals, ultimately finishing sixth with 254.80 points.  Day one concluded with the 400 Yard Medley Relay as the Bears finished sixth overall with a team time of 3:43.29.

Day two action of the Ivy League Championships will began tomorrow at 11 a.m.