Brown Men Win Against Yale; Yale Women Extend Season to 3-0

by Emma Edmund 5

November 21st, 2021 College, Ivy League

Brown vs. Yale

  • Friday, November 19, 2021
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Results (PDF)

Courtesy: Brown Athletics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men’s swimming and diving beat Yale in a dual meet, 174-126 on Friday night (Nov. 19) at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. Jack Kelly broke two school record on the night for Brown.

The Bears started the night with a win in the 200 medley relay with the team of Reid ArwoodJack KellyChris Ma and Horace Qiao finishing in a time of 1:29.00.

Brown then swept the 1000 freestyle with Aidan Wilson winning the event in a time of 9:08.02. He was followed by Andrew Berzolla in second (9:18.15) and Mason Romantic in third (9:21.02).

“That was a special win for our program tonight,” said head coach Kevin Norman. “We haven’t beaten Yale in a dual meet since 2001. Our team knew that, used that as motivation and rose to the challenge. I could not be more excited for this team. They’ve put in great work and deserved this moment.”

In the 200 free, Michael Lincoln took second with a time of 1:35.74 and teammate Tyler Lu finished third, touching the wall in 1:37.88.

The Bears picked up another sweep in the 100 backstroke, led by Billy Knaul with a winning time of 48.49. Zach Le-Nguyen (48.81) and Arwood (49.06) took second and third, respectively.

Two of the top three spots belonged to Brown in the 100 breaststroke with Kelly setting the school record with a time of 53.44 and Harrison Powe finishing third with a time of 55.01.

Brown also went first and third in the 200 butterfly with Lukas Scheidl winning the event (1:46.85) and KJ Losee picking up third (1:47.91).

Trevor Labuda had the best day on the board for the Bears. Labuda finished second in the 3-meter with a score of 350.85 and third in the 1-meter with a score of 309.98.

Daniel Albert was the only top-three finisher for the Bears in the 50 free, touching the wall in 20.62. In the 100 free, Lincoln took second with a time of 44.43 and Lucas Hess finished third with a time of 45.10.

It was another sweep for the Bears in the 200 backstroke with Carlos Munoz Renteria earning the win in 1:46.31. Arwood picked up another second-place finish with a time of 1:47.01 and Le-Nguyen was third with a time of 1:47.39.

Kelly picked up a win in the 200 breaststroke with another school-record time of 1:55.44, winning by more than four seconds.

Berzolla finished second for the second time on the night in a distance freestyle, swimming a time of 4:29.13 in the 500 free. Lu finished third with a time of 4:29.81.

In the 100 butterfly, Qiao picked up the win with a time of 48.23. Nathan Depiero was third with a time of 49.04.

The top two spots in the 400 IM belonged to Brown with Scheidl winning in a time of 3:51.05 and Lincoln taking second with a time of 3:52.14.

Brown’s team of Lu, Hess, Marcus Lee and Ben Hayes took second in the 400 free relay to close out the meet.


Brown women’s swimming and diving fell to Yale in a dual meet, 216-84, on Friday (Nov. 19). Julia Feord had a strong night on the boards for the Bears finishing first in both events.

Feord earned two more wins on the night, winning the 3-meter with a score of 294.30 and the 1-meter with a score of 270.30. Feord’s scores were both NCAA Zone qualifying scores. Liv Mitchell finished second in the women’s 1-meter event with a score of 261.45.

“It was a great day on the boards for Julia who came away with wins and her NCAA Zone qualifying scores,” said head coach Kate Kovenock. “In the pool we are seeing in-season unsuited bests from swimmers in each of our training groups. Our team is looking forward to the Bruno Invite as a true display of the work that we have put in this season so far.”

Brown finshed third in the 200 medley relay with the team of Jenna ReznicekEllie BraultSage Matsushima and Samantha Scott touching the wall in a time of 1:42.42.

Sara Barrett took home second in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:03.20. In the 50 freestyle, Scott finished in third at 23.54.

Reznicek picked up a win for the Bears in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.32. The Bears got two top-three finishers in the 200 backstroke with Emily Clements taking second (2:01.08) and Reznicek taking third (2:01.60).

In the 200 butterfly, Zehra Bilgin finished third for Brown, clocking a time of 2:03.61.

Barrett had another strong showing in the 500 free with a second-place finish in a time of 4:55.68.

The Bears will be back in action for the Bruno Invite, Dec. 3-5.


Courtesy: Yale Athletics

The Yale men’s swimming and diving team had three double winners but fell to Brown 174-126 in Providence.

Noah Millard captured both the 200 and 500 freestyles, Joseph Page won the 50 and 100 freestyles and Kevin Bradley was victorious off both the 1 and 3 meter diving boards.

Yale’s 400 freestyle relay team also finished first with a time of 2:55.60.

The Bulldogs had the top two finishers off the 1-meter diving board as Aidan Thomas placed second to Bradley.

“There were many outstanding performances in the pool and on the boards tonight,” said Jim Henry, The Robert Kiphuth head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. “We continue to improve as a team with each meet and look to peak at the Ivy & NCAA Championships this spring.”


The Yale women’s swimming and diving team continues to roll. The Bulldogs cruised to a 216-84 victory over Brown at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center in Providence.

Yale, which is now 3-0 on the season, had several strong performances, taking the top four places in 100 breaststroke and the 200 freestyle.

Multi-event winners for the Bulldogs were – Ashley Loomis (500, 1000 freestyle), Alex Massey (100, 200 butterfly) and Iszac Henig (50, 100 freestyle).

Other winners were – Marlise Moesch (200 freestyle), Marykate Buckley (100 breaststroke), Raime Jones (200 backstroke), Ava Franks (200 breaststroke) and Junseo Kim (200 IM).

Yale also captured the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

“There were many outstanding performances in the pool and on the boards tonight,” said Jim Henry, The Robert Kiphuth head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. “We continue to improve as a team with each meet and look to peak at the Ivy & NCAA Championships this spring.”

Next up for the Bulldogs is a meet with Southern Connecticut on Dec. 9.

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2 years ago

Empire boys showing out

Curious alum
2 years ago

Do we know if there was a timing issue with the women’s 200 medley relay? Multiple 23 splits on 50 backstroke including one that would’ve beaten the NCAA champ relay last year. Was there a 1.5-2 second delay for the timer to start or are people just crazy fast?

2 years ago

So Browns midseason meet is the one directly after they send their kids home for thanksgiving? Presumably either saddling former club coaches with getting them ready or just letting the athletes decide what to do? That’s the pay off for their hard work?


Reply to  hmmm
2 years ago

This is your take away from this article?? That meet was crazy fast for both teams. And a lot of schools swim in invites after Thanksgiving, including several others in the Ivy League (Harvard, Princeton, Penn, Columbia off the top of my head). And I’m pretty sure Brown swimmers would consider their first win against Yale in 20 years a pretty nice “pay off for their hard work.”

2 years ago

Why only use Brown press release for women and only Yale’s for men?