February 27, 2009

Bears Move into Fifth after Results From Day 1 Relays Tabulated

Feb. 27, 2009

NASSAU, NY - The Brown women's swimming and diving team moved into fifth place at the 2009 Ivy Championships after the results from the two relays on day one were tabulated and figured into the team scores. Harvard (471) and Princeton (401) still hold the top two spots, while Yale is in third with 297 points and Columbia sits in fourth with 217.5. Penn (164), Dartmouth (147), and Cornell (92) round out the field.

The 200 Free Relay was the first event to be swam and only three of the eight teams finished without disqualifying. Brown was one one of the three teams to finish cleanly, joining Harvard, which won with a time of 1:32.90. Yale was second with a time of 1:38.12, while Brown's team of sophomore Candice Sisouvanvieng-Kim (Albuquerque, NM), senior Sarah Goodman (Philadelphia, PA), freshman Kristen Caldarella (Orwigsburg, PA), and junior Susannah Ford (Cambridge, MA) earned third with a time of 1:35.42 to pick up 54 valuable points.

The scores were not available after the conclusion of day one due to a protest by the coaches and a subsequent review. The 400 Medley Relay was ruled to be scored correctly, but results were not included initially while that was under review as well.

Brown's team of junior Bridget Ballard (Los Angeles, CA), freshman Jamie Firth (Felton, CA), sophomore Natascha Mangan (Keizer, OR), and Caldarella earned a time of 3:51.86 to claim sixth place.