Brown Downs Several School Records As Men & Women Claim Victory At Bruno Invite

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December 05th, 2022 College, News, Previews & Recaps

2022 Bruno Invite

Courtesy: Brown Athletics

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  – Brown women’s swimming and diving won the Bruno Invitational and another program record fell on the final night of the meet on Sunday (Dec. 4).

The Bears won the event with 1,598 points, ahead of New York University (782) and New Hampshire (752).

Elena Yeh set another program record on the diving boards with her performance on the 3-meter. Yeh finished the event with 314.70 points, more than six points higher than the previous record. Bowie Krawczyk finished second in the event and posted the second-highest score in program history with 310.35 points.

Brown again swept the events in the pool beginning with Sara Barrett winning the 1650 freestyle. Barrett swam the fifth-fastest time in program history with a time of 16:45.95. Sumner Chmielewski (16:58.81) finished in second and Bella Antoniuk (17:06.64) took third.

In the 200 backstroke, Jenna Reznicek posted the third-fastest time in program history, touching the wall in 1:58.04.

Kelly Dolce won the 100 freestyle as one of five Bears to finish in the top five. Dolce won with a time of 50.16 and Anna Podurgiel was right behind with a time of 50.18. Yvonne Jia took third in a time of 50.79.

Ellie Brault won the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:16.22, the fifth-fastest time in program history, and Kaitlyn Holmes finished second with a time of 2:17.14.

In the 200 butterfly, Zehra Bilgin took home first with a time of 1:59.83, swimming the fifth-fastest time in program history. Nell Chidley came in third in the event with a time of 2:01.03.

To close out the night, the Brown team of Dolce, Jia, Lukinac and Podurgiel won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:21.96. Dolce’s lead-off 100 freestyle time of 50.05 was the eighth-fastest in program history.

1650 Freestyle
1) Sara Barrett – 16:45.95 – 5th in program history
2) Sumner Chmielewski – 16:58.81
3) Bella Antoniuk – 17:06.64
4) Audrey Orange – 17:09.11

200 Backstroke
1) Jenna Reznicek – 1:58.04 – 3rd in program history
5) Emily Clements – 2:01.84
6) Isabelle Shapiro – 2:02.06

100 Freestyle
1) Kelly Dolce – 50.16
2) Anna Podurgiel – 50.18 – 10th in program history
3) Yvonne Jia – 50.79
4) Samantha Scott – 51.01
5) Morgan Lukinac – 51.07
8) Audrey Orange – 52.04

200 Breaststroke
1) Ellie Brault – 2:16.22 – 5th in program history
2) Kaitlyn Holmes – 2:17.14 – 8th in program history
4) Amie Barrow – 2:18.43
6) Stella Chukwulozi – 2:22.54
7) Kellie Willhite – 2:24.67
8) Evie Krall – 2:24.94

200 Butterfly
1) Zehra Bilgin – 1:59.83 – 5th in program history
3) Nell Chidley – 2:01.03
4) Sumner Chmielewski – 2:01.42 – 10th in program history
6) Maria Iorini – 2:03.46

3-Meter Diving
1) Elena Yeh – 314.70 – School record
2) Bowie Krawczyk – 310.35 – 2nd in program history
3) Sophie Elwyn – 263.93
4) Alexa Brinker – 259.50
5) Zoe Le – 249.00
6) Megan Aho – 240.83

400 Freestyle Relay
1) Brown ‘A’ – 3:21.96
2) Brown ‘B’ – 3:28.18

Brown will be off until 2023 when the Bears next meet will be against Columbia on Friday, January 13 at 12 p.m.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men’s swimming team won the Bruno Invite over New York University 1517.5-1140.5 after the third and final day competition Sunday. The Bears wrapped up the meet in impressive fashion, setting three more school records on the day.

“Going into tonight I thought we had performed very well for five sessions, but tonight was by far our best,” Ollie ’50 & Kay Patrell Men’s Swimming/Diving Coaching Chair Kevin Norman said. “Starting the night with Max Hardart breaking our school record in the 1650 definitely set the tone and we backed that swim up with several tremendous performances throughout the night including a school record on the one meter by Rowland Lawver and Jack Kelly breaking his own school record in the 200 breaststroke.

“This meet was a very encouraging checkpoint for our team as we head into the second half of the season. As a staff, we learned a lot about where we are and feel there is a great base to build off of, and also things we can adjust and improve on, as we gear up for an exciting second semester.”

Hardart set his school record in the 1650 free with a 15:08.04.

Kelly, whose new school record in the 200 breast also set the pool record, is currently the 14th fastest time in the nation. He won the event with a 1:52.93.

In the one meter dive, Lawver set his school record with a 371.18.

Of the seven total events on Sunday, Brown came away with six first place finishes. Of the events not already mentioned, the Bears also won the 100 free, 200 fly, and the 400 free relay.

Marcus Lee took first with a 44.25 in the 100 free. KJ Losee did the same in the 200 fly with a 1:48.74.

In the 400 free relay, Nathan DePiero, Kelly, Harrison Powe, and Vincent Huang combined to take first with a 2:58.61.

Full results from all three days of the Bruno Invite can be found by clicking here. (PDF)

This was the final event of the semester for Brown. The Bears will pick competition back up on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Columbia.

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