February 21, 2014

Borgolini and Viohl Highlight Day Two of the Ivy League Championships

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's swimming and diving team remained in sixth place (512 points) after day two of the Ivy League Championships at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center.  Harvard has overtaken Princeton after 14 events, leading the Ancient Eight with 952 points overall.

 

Friday's action was highlighted by freshman Megan Viohl (Millersville, Md.), as she shattered the school record in the 1,000 Yard Freestyle by over six seconds (9:53.10), a record previously set by Katie Cowen in 1999 (9:59.30).

 

Senior Briana Borgolini (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) boasted Brown's best performance on the weekend, a second place finish and NCAA B Cut time of 1:01.52 in the 100 Yard Breaststroke.

 

Brown got a solid contribution from another freshman as Caroline Vexler (Moreland Hills, Ohio) advanced to the finals of the 100 Yard Butterfly before ultimately placing eighth with a time of 54.87.  The mark was just short of the NCAA B Cut time of 54.49.

 

Kate Dillione (Newtown, Pa.) continued her success this season as she bested the pool record in the 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:48.61, good for fifth place in the finals.

 

The Ivy League Championships conclude tomorrow as the 200 Yard Backstroke, 100 Yard Freestyle, 200 Yard Breaststroke, 200 Yard Butterfly, 1650 Yard Freestyle, 3-meter diving, and 400 Yard Freestyle Relay all will be contested beginning at 11 a.m.