Brown University Invitational: Day Two Prelims Recap

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 0

December 06th, 2014 College, News

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400 IM

Yale’s Emma Smith posted the top time this morning of 4:19.92, followed by teammate Danielle Liu (4:22.62) and Brown’s Gina Matsumoto (4:22.63). Three men were able to break the four-minute mark; Princeton’s Corey Okubo (3:55.14), Dartmouth’s Aaron Athens (3:58.72) and teammate Logan Briggs (3:59.50) were the top three finishers this morning for the men.

 100 fly

Yale freshman Maddy Zimmerman swam to an NCAA ‘B’ cut with her morning time of 53.77 to lead the field. Her teammate Sydney Hirschi (54.41) was also under the cut, and Princeton’s Elizabeth McDonald (54.83) was third. David Harmon of Dartmouth took the top time in 48.76, followed by Columbia’s Kevin Quinn (49.24) and Brown’s Jeffrey Strausser (49.32). No B cuts were achieved on the men’s side.

200 free

A great race for the top seed on the women’s side ended with the win for Princeton freshman Claire McIlmail (1:49.04) over Brown’s Kate Dillione (1:49.10). They were the only two swimmers to break 1:50, although Dartmouth’s Charlotte Kamai, Yale’s Kina Zhou, and Dartmouth’s Annclaire Macart rounded out the top five in 1:50.01, 1:50.02, and 1:50.03, respectively. Rider’s Zachary Molloy led a trio of swimmers under the 1:40 mark, going 1:39.87 and followed by Princeton’s David Paulk and Dartmouth’s Tony Shen who tied at 1:39.92.

100 breast

Paulina Kaminski, another Yale female freshman, took the top seed in the 100 breast (1:02.50) just one-hundredth off of the B cut. Her teammate Ali Stephens-Pickeral followed up in 1:02.99. Kaminski and Stephens-Pickeral were the only women under 1:04. On the men’s side, Stanley Wong of Columbia finished on top (56.32) followed by the only other two 56’s, Marco Bove of Princeton (56.66), and Rider’s Adam Phillips (56.68).

100 back

The Yale women are seeing big things from their freshman class, as yet another first year finished first in an individual event. This time it was Heidi VanderWel with a 55.68, followed closely by teammate Michelle Chintanaphol (55.83) and Princeton’s Shirley Wang (55.97). Just under the B cut on the men’s side was Dartmouth’s James Verhagen, who posted a 48.48 to nip the standard by one-hundredth. His teammate Aaron Athanas (49.26) and Princeton’s Andrew Helber (49.72) rounded out the top three, the only swimmers to break 50 seconds.

In addition to these individual events, finals tonight will feature the 200 medley relay as well as the 800 free relay.

Finals are slated to begin at 6:00pm ET at Brown University.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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