Brown Claims Victory Over Cornell, Including Pool Record From Nell Chidley

by Emma Edmund 0

January 27th, 2022 College, Ivy League, News

Cornell vs. Brown

  • January 21, 2022-January 22, 2022
  • Ithaca, New York
  • Results (PDF)

Courtesy: Cornell Athletics

Men’s Meet

ITHACA, N.Y. – Senior freestyle distance specialist Jake Lawson celebrated his Senior Day with a pair of individual victories, but it was Brown (4-3, 4-3) that swam away with the win, prevailing over the Cornell men’s swimming and diving team (1-6, 0-6), 186-114, on Saturday afternoon at Teagle Pool in Ithaca, N.Y.

Lawson made the most of his final meet competing in the Teagle Pool, winning both the 500 freestyle (4:33.28) and 1,000 freestyle (9:22.04) races. Lawson’s two wins accounted for just a couple of the Big Red’s individual wins on Saturday, as Cornell had the top performance in five events.

The Big Red posted the top-two times in the 50 freestyle, with Sebastian Wolff touching the wall first in 21.12 and Ian Mackey finishing just behind in second in 21.18. Wolff added a second-place finish in the 200 IM (1:50.61) and also swam a leg on Cornell’s winning 200 medley relay team.

Wolff teamed up with Paige daCostaJacob Bass, and Joseph Gurski for the 200 medley relay, as the team produced a winning time of 1:30.30. Bass and Gurski excelled in their respective events as well, with Bass winning the 100 breaststroke (56.43) and Gurski placing second in both the 100 butterfly (49.40) and 200 butterfly (1:49.72).

Jameson Crandell notched a pair of top-two showings in the diving events, finishing as the runner-up in both the 1-meter (300.08) and 3-meter (327.23) disciplines. Crandell had company in both events, with Soodong Kim finishing third in the 1-meter (278.03) and Matthew Warren placing third in the 3-meter (288.53).

The Cornell men’s swimming and diving team will be back in action next weekend for a pair of meets at Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Percy Uris Natatorium in New York and Binghamton on Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center in Vestal.

Women’s Meet

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell women’s swimming and diving team was right on Brown’s heels, but the Bears edged the Big Red, 157-143, on Friday afternoon at Teagle Pool in Ithaca, N.Y.

Cornell collected seven individual event wins against Brown, highlighted by a sweep in the 100 freestyle. Priscilla Wongso headlined a Big Red group that went 1-2-3, with Wongso winning the event in 50.80. Melissa Parker (51.37) and Anna Gruvberger (51.93) followed in second and third, respectively.

The freestyle events were a huge source of success for the Big Red on Friday, with Wongso picking up her second victory of the day in the 50 freestyle (23.41) and Parker finishing just behind in second (23.51). Parker’s best performance came in the 200 freestyle, as she was the first to touch the wall in 1:50.43, giving Cornell the top finisher in each of the freestyle sprints.

Allie Danko kept things going in the distance freestyle races, finishing second in both the 500 freestyle (5:00.44) and 1,000 freestyle (10:16.26).

In the diving events, Elise Jendritz and Demetra Williams claimed the top-two spots in both disciplines, with Jendritz finishing as a double-winner for the second time in two weekends. Jendritz won the 1-meter with 289.35 points and the 3-meter with 315.98 points, clinching both victories just as she did against Yale on Jan. 15.

Cornell’s final two wins came in the 200 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay, with Allison Chang clocking in at 2:19.55 to take the 200 breaststroke. Wongso, Gruvberger, and Parker teamed up with Alex Syrkin in the 400 freestyle relay, as the group put together a winning time of 3:24.49.

Other notable performances on the day include second place finishes for Gruvberger in the 100 butterfly (56.29), Marie Williams in the 100 backstroke (56.67), and Olivia Sutter in the 200 IM (2:05.53).

The Cornell women’s swimming and diving team will be back in action next weekend when it takes on Binghamton on Sunday, Jan. 30 in Vestal.

Courtesy: Brown Athletics

Men’s Meet

ITHACA, N.Y. – Brown (4-3, 4-3 Ivy) spoiled Cornell’s Senior Day celebrations as the men’s swimming and diving defeated the Big Red (1-6, 0-6 Ivy), 186-114, on Saturday afternoon in Teagle Pool. The victory wrapped up the dual meet season for the Bears.

“That was a great road win for us and an exciting way to wrap up the dual meet season,” said Kevin Norman, Ollie ’50 & Kay Patrell Men’s Swimming & Diving Coaching Chair. “Cornell is always tough at home; they threw everything at us and had us on the ropes in the first half. We made some adjustments to our lineup and really used our depth to pull away from them. That was not an easy win and I am very proud of our toughness today.”

Michael Lincoln and Ben Hayes won the 200 free with times of 1:38.37 and 1:40.49, respectively.

The 100 backstroke featured Bears go 1-2 with Zach Le-Nguyen (49.54) and Reid Arwood (50.37), and Chris Ma won the 200 butterfly, touching the line at 1:48.84.

Trevor Labuda was the leader in the 3-meter with a score of 351.08.

In the 100 free, Lincoln, Lucas Hess and Marcus Lee swept with finishes of 45.71, 46.04 and 46.12, respectively. Carlos Munoz Renteria won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:49.30 and two Bears tied for second (1:49.92) – Arwood and Le-Nguyen.

Hayes and Vincent Huang won the 200 breaststroke at 2:02.79 and 2:03.27, and Ma earned his second win, this time in the 100 butterfly (49.09). The same happened with Labuda with the 1-meter win (300.45).

Hayes earned another dub in the 200 IM (1:50.48). The “A” team of Jerry O’Mara, Hess, Tyler Lu and Lincoln sat atop the leaderboard in the 400 freestyle with a time of 3:02.05 to put the stamp on Brown’s victory over Ivy League rival Cornell.

The Boston Winter Invite awaits the Bears in early February. The two-day meet is scheduled for February 4-5 in the Boston University hosted event.

Women’s Meet

ITHACA, N.Y. – Brown women’s swimming and diving closed out its dual meet season with a 157-143 win over Cornell on Friday afternoon (Jan. 21).

Nell Chidley made history at Cornell, setting the pool record in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:59.74. In total, nine races were won by Brown on the afternoon.

“Of course it’s always nice to wrap up the dual meet season with a win,” said head coach Kate Kovenock. “I’m very proud of the tough racing we put in today, but I’m most excited to fully shift into championship season with this team. This team has been building momentum all year.”

Brown began the day with a win in the 200 medley relay. The team of Jenna ReznicekEllie Brault, Chidley and Sam Scott finished with a time of 1:43.67.

Sara Barrett took her first of two races on the day with a win in the 1000 freestyle, clocking in at a time of 10:13.49, almost three seconds faster than second place. Barrett also won the women’s 500 freestyle with a time of 4:59.38. Brown finished third in both of those races as well as Audrey Orange finished third in the 1000 (10:31.38) and Maria Iorini in the 500 (5:00.57).

Reznicek picked up a win in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.77. The freshman earned another win on the day with a victory in the 100 butterfly touching the wall in 55.86.

Brown went 1-2 in the 100 breaststroke with Adurey Lukawski earning the win in 1:05.20. Kellie Willhite was second in the race for the Bears with a time of 1:05.44.

In the 200 butterfly, Brown earned the top three spots beginning with Chidley’s pool record. Zehra Bilgin’s time of 2:03.29 was good for second and Emma Whall finished third with a time of 2:04.65.

The top two spots in the 200 backstroke were owned by Emily Clements (1:58.89) and Chidley (2:01.77).

Brown finished second and third in the 200 breaststroke with Lukawksi taking second (2:20.09) and Brault (2:23.00).

Emily Clements took the top spot in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 2:05.21.

On the boards, Liv Mitchell was the top Brown finisher in the 3-meter with a score of 283.73, finishing third. In the 1-meter Julia Feord took third with 258.15 points.

Brown closed out the meet with the team of Anna Podurgiel, Scott, Chidley and Bilgin taking second with a time of 3:28.05.

The Bears will take part in the Boston Winter Invite from Feb. 4-5 to close out the regular season.

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