January 26, 2008

Bears Fall to Harvard, 196-98

Jan. 26, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Brown women's swimming and diving team (1-3, 1-3) dropped a 196-98 decision to Harvard on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson won 12 of the 16 events, earning first and second in 10 of them and first through third in seven of them. Freshmen Natascha Mangan (Keizer, OR) and Candice Sisouvanvieng-Kim (Albuquerque, NM) each won one event with Mangan claiming the 200 fly and Sisouvanvieng-Kim earning the victory in the 50 free.

Brown also won the final two events of the meet, as freshman Stephanie Pollard (Victoria, BC) won the 200 IM and the team of Sisouvanvieng-Kim, sophomore Susannah Ford (Cambridge, MA), freshman Sage Erskine (Arlington, VA), and Pollard won the 400 free relay, but it was after the meet had already been decided and Harvard was swimming all exhibitions.

The Bears opened the meet with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay, as the team of Pollard, junior Helena Sullivan (Short Hills, NJ), sophomore Erin Garcia (Mercer Island, WA), and freshman Sarah Champagne (Wilminton, DE) posted a time of 1:55.75.

Junior Ainsley McFadgen (Glace Bay, NS) led the Bears in the 1000 free with a time of 10:30.68, finishing in third place. Brown took fourth in the next three events, as Pollard swam a time of 1:54.96 in the 200 free, junior Sarah Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) earned a time of 1:00.57 in the 100 back, and sophomore Bailey Langner (Martinez, CA) posted a time of 1:08.29 in the 100 breast.

Mangan followed with her victory in the 200 fly, clocking in at 2:07.79, while Sisouvanvieng-Kim's win in the 50 free was next, as she earned a time of 24.42.

The Bears were fourth again in each of the next two events with sophomore Katie Olko (Harrison, NY) scoring a 235.20 on the 3-meter dive, and Ford posting a time of 54.29 in the 100 free. Freshman Kelley Wisinger (Warren, NJ) led Brown in the 200 back, finishing in second with a time of 2:08.27.

The Bears were third in the next two events, as Langner led Brown in the 200 breast with a time of 2:27.80 and McFadgen led Brown in the 500 free with a time of 5:07.98.

Langner earned fourth in the 100 fly to lead the Bears, clocking in at 1:00.90, while Olko was Brown's top diver on the 1-meter boards, scoring a 229.64 to finish in sixth place.

The Crimson swam all exhibitions in the final two events as Brown took first-third in the 200 IM with Pollard winning in a time of 2:10.91. Wisinger earned second place with a time of 2:12.19, while Mangan took third with a time of 2:16.77. In addition to the winning 400 free relay team, which posted a time of 3:38.80, Brown also took second and third in that event to close out the day.