NCAA Div. I Women: Princeton Leads Brown After Day One of Ivy Champs

PRINCETON, NJ, February 27. BUOYED by a one-two sweep of the 500 free plus finaling three in the 200 IM and runner-up finishes in both relays, Princeton has a 222.5 – 183.5 advantage over Brown after Day 1 of the women's Ivy League Championships at its home DeNuzio Pool.

Following the top two are Yale (162), Harvard (close behind with 159), Columbia (137), Pennsylvania (104), Dartmouth (74) and Cornell (50).

Coach Susan Teeter's Lady Tigers, ranked 25th nationally and triple-defending league champions, opened defense of their title by pushing Brown to a meet record in the 200 free relay. The Bears clocked 1:32.27, breaking their own record of 1:32.34 from last season, while the Tigers were second in 1:33.79 — .03 off the NCAA "B" cut.

Brown sprinter Liz Daniels, who would be heard from in a big way a bit later on, led off for the Bears in 22.88, fastest leadoff leg. Freshman teammate Michelle Oeser's second leg of 22.73 was not only the Bears' fastest split but quickest of the race too.

Princeton then put the hammer down bigtime in the opening individual race, the 500 free, taking the top two spots plus places five-six in the big final.

Junior Sarah Frauman went a pr and "B' standard 4:49.07 for the gold with freshman teammate Libby Engelmeier next (4:54.84). Tiger Amy Jones (4:56.13, with a 4:55.73 in the prelims) plus Nicole Somers (4:57 .39) completed the Princeton scoring foursome.

Brown was shut out of the finals although junior Jean Lee won the consols in 4:58.24.

Yale senior Susan Cooke made her final appearance for the Elis a successful one as she stroked to gold in the 200 IM ("B" cut 2:03.12) with a pr 2:02.59 in the heats — the day's fastest time.

Tiger sophomore Stephanie Hsiao was next ("B" cut 2:03.29) while teamamtes Whitney Ryan (fifth, 2:04.65) and Chrissy Holland (seventh, 2:05.96) added more points on the board for the orange and black.

Brown's highest (and only) finalist was junior Lindsay Hoban, who clocked 2:04.60 for fourth. As in the 500, a Brown Bear won the consols, in this instance soph Alexis Skoda (2:05.26).

The ladies from Providence scored their first individual victory of the meet when sprinter Daniels went a pr 22.75 to win the 50 going away. Columbia's Jessica Braun was next (23.17). Daniels' time is an NCAA "A" cut and broke the pool record of 22.82 by Yale's Meredith Bryarly from two seasons ago.

(Bryarly, incidentally, has been training in Southern California with Coach Dave Salo's powerhouse Irvine NOVA club.)

The meet record is 22.58 by Brown's Jennifer Boyd from the championships 13 years ago. A month later, Boyd set the current Ivy standard of 22.39 at NCAAs in Austin — site of next month's NCAA Division 1 men's championship.

Yale swept the 1-meter diving event as soph Melanie Loftus scored 265.50 to teammate Kathleen McKeon's 238.10. Princeton's Kristy Wilson was sixth and Brown had no finalists.

But the Bears more than made up for their dearth of diving points with a 3:46.47 – 3:46.80 win over the Tigers in the concluding 400 medley relay. Harvard (3:47.34) won the bronze medal.

– Bill Bell

2003 WOMEN'S IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
DENUZIO POOL, PRINCETON, NJ
DAY ONE: FEB. 27, 2003
25 YD. POOL

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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Meet: * 1:32.34 2002 Brown
E. McCoy, E. Daniels, I. Hasbani, D. Chuck
Pool: & 1:32.72 2001 Brown
A. Chuck, E. McCoy, J. Koonstra, E. Daniels
1:31.03 A
1:33.76 B
School Prelims Finals Points
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Championship Final
1 Brown 1:34.03 1:32.27*B
1) Daniels, Liz JR 2) Oeser, Michelle FR
3) Hasbani, Inbal SR 4) McCoy, Emily JR
2 Princeton 1:34.61 1:33.79
1) Macaulay, Chrissy SO 2) Hsiao, Stephanie SO
3) Jones, Amy SO 4) Seto, Molly SR
3 Harvard 1:34.62 1:34.05
1) Ward, Molly SO 2) Walter, Jessi SR
3) Nadeau, Kate JR 4) Fraser, Anna SR
4 Pennsylvania 1:35.56 1:34.28
1) Hotaling, Laura FR 2) Anders, Jessie SR
3) Wake, Nicole JR 4) Stores, Katie SO
5 Columbia 1:36.41 1:35.41
1) Braun, Jessica JR 2) Swartwout, Liz JR
3) Geskos, Evangeline SO 4) Lehner, Marie JR
6 Yale 1:38.33 1:37.22
1) Ruhl, Nicoletta FR 2) Knicely, Becca SO
3) Hancock, Amy JR 4) Harazin, Paige JR
7 Cornell 1:41.58 1:37.23
1) Brookman, Jessica FR 2) Majek, Jayme JR
3) Gutman, Megan JR 4) Chance, Holly FR
8 Dartmouth 1:39.67 1:37.57
1) Simunovich, Kristin FR 2) Allen, Liz FR
3) Leavens, Karla SR 4) Gilhooly, Lauren JR

Event 2 Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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Meet: * 4:43.74 1998 Cristina Teuscher (Columbia)
Pool: & 4:43.00 1994 Leslie Mix (Tennessee)
4:45.71 A
4:54.28 B
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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1 Frauman, Sarah JR Princeton 4:49.80 4:49.07 B
2 Engelmeier, Libby FR Princeton 4:55.10 4:54.86
3 Kraus, Heidi SR Yale 4:56.28 4:55.52
4 Holthaus, Kathleen JR Pennsylvania 4:54.99 4:56.02
5 Jones, Amy SO Princeton 4:55.73 4:56.13
6 Somers, Nicole SO Princeton 4:59.69 4:57.39
7 Chang, Victoria SR Harvard 4:57.96 4:57.58
8 Allen, Jen FR Columbia 4:58.37 4:58.26

Event 3 Women 200 Yard IM
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Meet: * 1:57.63 1999 Cristina Teuscher (Columbia)
Pool: & 1:57.63 1999 Cristina Teuscher (Columbia)
2:00.76 A
2:04.38 B
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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Championship Final
1 Cooke, Susan SR Yale 2:02.59 2:03.12 B
2 Hsiao, Stephanie SO Princeton 2:04.11 2:03.29 B
3 Swartwout, Liz JR Columbia 2:05.23 2:04.12 B
4 Hoban, Lindsay JR Brown 2:04.82 2:04.60
5 Ryan, Whitney FR Princeton 2:05.02 2:04.65
6 Harazin, Paige JR Yale 2:06.07 2:04.87
7 Holland, Chrissy SR Princeton 2:06.08 2:05.96
8 Stapleton, Emily SO Harvard 2:05.21 2:06.07

Event 4 Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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Meet: * 22.58 1990 Jennifer Boyd (Brown)
Pool: & 22.82 2001 Meredith Bryarly (Yale)
22.89 A
23.57 B
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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Championship Final
1 Daniels, Liz JR Brown 23.17 22.75&A
2 Braun, Jessica JR Columbia 23.53 23.19 B
3 Macaulay, Chrissy SO Princeton 23.44 23.36 B
4 Oeser, Michelle FR Brown 23.69 23.50 B
5 Ward, Molly SO Harvard 23.75 23.57 B
6 Seto, Molly SR Princeton 23.75 23.60
7 Hotaling, Laura FR Pennsylvania 23.59 23.68
8 Stores, Katie SO Pennsylvania 23.68 23.70

Event 5 Women 1 mtr Diving
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Meet: * 281.05 2001 Bates Gregory (Yale)
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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Finals
1 Loftus, Melanie SO Yale 260.15 265.50
2 McKeon, Kathleen JR Yale 214.50 238.10
3 Herrmann, Teresa SO Columbia 230.20 235.90
4 Osmun, Anne SO Harvard 233.65 235.60
5 Barsky, Emily SR Dartmouth 217.05 228.00
5 Wilson, Kristy SR Princeton 256.85 228.00
7 Coyle, Grace SO Columbia 248.00 226.95
8 Brodie, Kate FR Dartmouth 207.10 207.10

Event 6 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
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Meet: * 3:44.73 2001 Princeton
K. Conroy, C. Holland, M. Seto, V. Kukla
Pool: & 3:44.73 2001 Princeton
K. Conroy, C. Holland, M. Seto, V. Kukla
3:39.12 A
3:45.69 B
School Prelims Finals Points
===============================================================================
Championship Final
1 Brown 3:59.02 3:46.47
1) Brown, Jessica SO 2) Mosca, Laura SR
3) Hasbani, Inbal SR 4) Oeser, Michelle FR
2 Princeton 3:58.53 3:46.80
1) Nielson, Michelle SR 2) Holland, Chrissy SR
3) Seto, Molly SR 4) Jones, Amy SO
3 Harvard 3:54.90 3:47.34
1) Stapleton, Emily SO 2) De Benedetto, Erica JR
3) Fraser, Anna SR 4) Ward, Molly SO
4 Columbia 3:57.81 3:48.57
1) Seidman, Emily JR 2) Alexander, Kathryn SO
3) Kubacki, Christina JR 4) Braun, Jessica JR
5 Yale 4:04.48 3:50.80
1) Vanderberg, Erin SO 2) Cooke, Susan SR
3) Matzner-Gore, Gretta FR 4) Harazin, Paige JR
6 Pennsylvania 4:02.02 3:54.08
1) Daney, Megan JR 2) Tudryn, Annie JR
3) Harm, Robyn FR 4) Stores, Katie SO
7 Dartmouth 4:10.00 3:54.66
1) Kunkel, Jenny SO 2) Charles, Dana FR
3) Cunnick, Mariah FR 4) Gilhooly, Lauren JR
8 Cornell 4:10.39 3:54.99
1) Brookman, Jessica FR 2) Melin, Alyson SO
3) Chance, Holly FR 4) Gutman, Megan JR

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