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NCAA Div. I: Princeton Women Beat Cornell and Penn -- November 18, 2000

By Jen Milner

ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 18. THE Princeton women's swimming and diving team opened its season with wins against host school Cornell and Penn in a double-dual meet. The Tigers ran away with the meet, beating Cornell by 45 points and Penn by 31.

Princeton swept the 100 and 200 back, broke two Cornell pool records and finished one-two in several other events.

In the 200 medley, the relay team of Kate Conroy, Chrissy Holland, Molly Seto and Megan Donahue won the event with a time of one minute 47.07 seconds to set a new pool record. The relay team of Sangeeta Puri, Lauren Rossi, Michelle Nielson and Ann-Marie Casperite placed second (1:49.17). Casperite also won the 200 free (1:53.95).

The first Tiger sweep was in the 100 back with Puri in first place (58.62), Nielson in second (58.73) and Lisa Battaglia in third (1:00.12). Kate Conroy set a new pool record with her win in the 200 back (2:04.13). Freshmen Cara Goeller (2:07.00) and Claire Pearson (2:07.10) were second and third.

Valerie Kukla won the 1,000 free with a time of 10:21.80 and was followed by freshman Sarah Fraumann (10:22.00).

Cornell's C. Tawresy took the 100 breast in 1:07.52,
followed by Princeton freshmen Lauren Rossi (1:07.91) and Meredeth Saylor (1:08.29). Penn's R. Zappalorti took the 200 fly in 2:06.89, but Princeton's Seto (2:07.96) and Margaret Hirce (2:09.51) were right behind. Rossi won the 200 breaststroke (2:24.44), with Saylor second (2:25.83).

Katherine Mattison won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 274.50 followed by Danielle Stramandi in second place (266.75). It was just the opposite in the three-meter dive as Stramandi won the event (269.10) and Mattison placed second (269.05).

Penn swimmers won both freestyle sprints. L. Frescoe took the 50 in 24.26, while J. Anders won the 100 in 53.89.


Dual-Meet Scores:
Penn 185.00 Cornell 115.00
Princeton 167.00 Cornell 122.00
Princeton 160.00 Penn 129.00

Princeton Results:
200 yard Medley Relay
1. Princeton 1:47.07, Conroy, Holland, Seto, Donahue
2. Princeton 1:49.17, Sangeeta, Rossi, Nielson, Casperite
4. Princeton 1:52.15, Battaglia, Szumera, Petrella, Hirce - x
5. Princeton 1:52.81, Goeller, Saylor, Holmes, Wein - x

1,000 Free
1. Valerie Kukla 10:21.80
2. Sarah Frauman 10:22.00
4. Maura Bolger 10:27.76
6. Sandra Kamholz 10:38.92 -x

200 Free
1. Ann-Marie Casprite 1:53.95
3. Megan Donahue 1:56.79
4. Valerie Kukla 1:57.92
8. Maura Bolger 1:58.74 - x

100 Back
1. Sangeeta Puri 58.62
2. Michelle Nielson 58.73
3. Lisa Battaglia 1:00.34 - x

100 Breaststroke
1. C. Tawresey (Cornell) 1:07.52
2. Lauren Rossi 1:07.91
3. Meredith Saylor 1:08.29
5. Kristen Szumera 1:08.56
8. Jenny McCaulay 1:09.22 - x

200 Fly
1. R. Zappalorti (Penn) 2:06.89
2. Molly Seto 2:07.96
3. Margaret Hirce 2:09.51
5. Schulyer Holmes 2:10.53
7. Stephanie Wright 2:13.55

50 Free
1. L. Frescoe (Penn) 24.26
4. Ann-Marie Casperite 24.74
5. Megan Donahue 25.04
7. Chrissy Holland 25.65
8. Becky Wein 25.71 - x

1-Meter Diving
1. Katherine Mattison 274.50
2. Danielle Stramandi 266.75
4. Kristy Wilson 262.45

3-Meter Diving
1. Danielle Stramandi 269.10
2. Katherine Mattison 269.05
5. Kristy Wilson 236.00

100 Free
1. J. Anders (Penn) 53.89
3. Valerie Kukla 54.07
4. Sangeeta Puri 54.65
6. Molly Seto 55.03
10. Becky Wein 55.82 -x

200 Breaststroke
1. Lauren Rossi 2:24.44
2. Meredith Saylor 2:25.83
7. Stephanie Wright 2:29.24
8. Kristen Szumera 2:29.61 -x

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