Feb. 28, 2008
PRINCETON, NJ - The Brown women's swimming and diving team is currently in sixth place after the first day of competition at the 2008 Ivy League swimming and diving championships. Princeton has a slight lead over Harvard (457.5-427) to lead the field. Columbia is in third with 225 points, while Yale is fourth with 212 points. Penn (183.5), Brown (144), Dartmouth (132), and Cornell (80) round out the eight-team field.
The Bears opened the meet with a seventh place finish in the 200 free relay as the team of freshman Candice Sisouvanvieng-Kim (Albuquerque, NM), senior Lauren Zatorski (Winnetka, IL), junior Sarah Goodman (Philadelphia, PA), and sophomore Susannah Ford (Cambridge, MA) posted a time of 1:35.82.
Junior Ainsley McFadgen (Glace Bay, NS) earned 12th place in the first individual event of the day, clocking in at 4:56.76 in the 500 free. The Bears had two swimmers in the "B" final of the 200 IM, as sophomore Bailey Langner (Martinez, CA) took 12th (2:06.85) and senior Ally Wyatt (Ypsilanti, MI) took 13th (2:06.98).
Sisouvanvieng-Kim earned 15th in the 50 free with a time of 24:00 in the final individual swimming event of the first day. Brown's 400 medley relay team of freshman Sage Erskine (Arlington, VA), Wyatt, freshman Natascha Mangan (Keizer, OR), and freshman Stephanie Pollard (Victoria, BC) posted a time of 3:54.50 to finish in fifth place.
Brown wrapped up the first day with sophomore Katie Olko (Harrison, NY) earning the top finish for the Bears, scoring a 233.50 on the 1-meter dive to take ninth. Senior Jacquelyn Rudis (North Andover, MA) was 15th with a 194.65.
Action continues tomorrow, Friday, February 29th and concluded on Saturday, March 1.