Nov. 23, 2008
HANOVER, NH - The Brown women's swimming and diving team (1-0, 1-0) opened the 2008-2009 season with a 164-136 win over Dartmouth in New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon. Highlighting the afternoon was freshman Allyson Schumacher's (Des Moines, WA) time of 1:52.25 in the 200 Free, which broke Dartmouth's pool record in the event, previously held by Grace Corneilus of Princeton, who swam a 1:52.57 in 1995.
The meet began with junior Katie Olko (Harrison, NY) scoring a 251.62 to earn second place in the 3-Meter Dive. Later on in the day, in the 1-Meter dive, Olko once again led Brown, placing third with a score of 239.54.
The Bears took second in the second event of the day, the 200 Medley Relay, as the team of freshman Kristen Caldarella (Orwigsburg, PA), freshman Jamie Firth (Felton, CA), sophomore Natascha Mangan (Keizer, OR), and sophomore Candice Sisouvanvieng-Kim (Albuquerque, NM) posted a time of 1:51.02.
Brown picked things up, winning the next three events and five of the next six, starting with a 1-2 sweep in the 1000 Free. Senior Ainsley McFadgen (Glace Bay, NS) won the event with a time of 10:27.31, while Schumacher came in second with a time of 10:31.14.
Schumacher followed her second place finish in the 1000 Free with her record-setting performance in the 200 Free, which saw sophomore Stephanie Pollard (Victoria, BC) take third with a time of 1:54.04.
Sophomore Sage Erskine (Arlington, VA) won the third straight event for the Bears, posting a time of 59.80 in the 100 Back. Senior Sarah Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) was also in the top three, placing third with a time of 1:00.97.
The Big Green earned first in the next event, temporarily halting Brown's momentum, as junior Bailey Langner's (Martinez, CA) 1:08.24 in the 100 Breast was .45 behind the leader.
The Bears took first and third in the 200 Fly, as Mangan picked up a win with a time of 2:08.08, while freshman Melanie Pascal (Longmeadow, MA) was third with a time of 2:10.98. Sisouvanvieng-Kim gave Brown its second straight win, posting a time of 24.48 in the 50 Free.
Following the 1-Meter Dive, Brown picked up where it left off in the swimming events, winning the next five straight events, and six of the final seven to close out the day.
Pollard and Sisouvanvieng-Kim led the surge by taking first and third, respectively, in the 100 Free, as Pollard posted a time of 53.39 and Sisouvanvieng-Kim earned a time of 53.94. Brown also claimed first and third in the 200 Back, as sophomore Kelley Wisinger (Warren, NY) swam a time of 2:06.54 and Erskine swam a time of 2:08.51.
Langner stretched Brown's streak to three events with a win in the 200 Breast, posting a time of 2:25.77, while Schumacher and Mcfadgen posted a 1-2 sweep in the 500 Free with times of 4:59.98 and 5:03.53, respectively. Mangan won her second individual event of the day with a time of 58.62 in the 100 Fly to pick up Brown's fifth straight win.
The Bears took second and third in the final individual event of the day, as Wisinger earned a time of 2:10.50 and Langner posted a time of 2:11.20 in the 200 IM. Brown closed out the meet with a victory in the 400 Free Relay, as the team of Sisouvanvieng-Kim, Caldarella, Schumacher, and Pollard posted a time of 3:34.42.