February 25, 2005

Bears in Fifth After Day 2 at Ivy Championships

Feb. 25, 2005

PRINCETON, NJ - The Brown women's swimming and diving team is in fifth place after the second day of competition at the 2005 Ivy League Championships. The Bears have 634.5 points, 10 points behind fourth-place Penn. Harvard still leads the competition with 1031 points, while Princeton is in second with 976 points. Yale stands in third with 664 points. Rounding out the competition are Columbia (469), Cornell (386), and Dartmouth (382).

Highlighting the evening was senior Jessica Brown's (Orange, MA) win in the 100 Back (56.04). This was the Bears' best event, with two swimmers in the top eight. Sophomore Emily Brush (Duxbury, MA) grabbed fourth with a time of 57.23.

In the other events, the 200 Medley Relay Team of Brown, freshman Alexandra Wyatt (Ypsilanti, MI), junior Elizabeth Wong (Santa Monica, CA), and junior Eileen Robinson (Harbour Grace, NF) took fourth with a time of 1:44.54. Freshman Dillon Delaney (West Barnstable, MA) was Brown's top finisher in the 1000 Free, touching the wall in 10:18.20, good for 11th.

Junior Bridgette Cahill (Turnersville, NJ) earned a seventh place finish in teh 400 IM, clocking in at 4:26.96. Wong placed sixth in the 100 Fly with a time of 57.77, while sophomore Becky Kowalsky (Ft. Myers, FL) took fifth in the 200 Free with a time of 1:51.50. Wyatt finished in 10th in the 100 Breast, with a time of 1:05.81.

In the last event of the day, the team of Kowalsky, Brush, sophomore Meredith Cocco (Lafayette Hill, PA), and junior Katey Mirch (Reno, NV) placed fifth in the 800 Free Relay with a time of 7:36.18.

The Bears continue action tomorrow in the final day of competition at the Championships. Preliminaries begin at 11:00 a.m., with the finals slated for 6:00 p.m.