Brown University Sweeps Bruno Invite At Home

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December 06th, 2021 College, News

2021 Bruno Invite

Courtesy: Brown Athletics

Women’s Recap

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown women’s swimming and diving won the Bruno Invite closing out the three-day event with five event wins on the final day on Sunday (Dec. 5).

Brown finished the event with 1,351 points. New York University was second with 797 points, followed by Johns Hopkins (694) and New Hampshire (636).

Sara Barrett started the day for Brown with a win in the 1650 freestyle, finishing in a time of 16:46.54. Bella Antoniuk (17:01.85) and Audrey Orange (17:13.49) finished in second and fourth, respectively.

In the 200 yard backstroke, Emily Clements was the top finisher with a time of 1:59.80. Miku Takabayashi finished sixth with a time of 2:03.60 and Katie Phelps clocked a time of 2:03.81 for an eighth-place finish.

Two Bears ended up on the podium in the 100 freestyle with Samantha Scott taking first in 51.41. Anna Podurdgiel took third for Brown, touching the wall in 51.54.

In the 200 breaststroke, Audrey Lukawski was the top finisher for Brown with a second-place finish time of 2:17.36. Kellie Willhite (2:18.04) and Ellie Brault (2:18.85) took home second and third.

Nell Chidley won the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:00.05, leading five Bears who finished in the top eight. Bilgin (2:03.47) finished in third, followed by Maria Iorini (2:04.56) in fourth and Caylene Rippon (2:04.89) in fifth.

Julia Feord earned another win on the springboards scoring 306.45 points in the 3-meter. Liv Mitchell (274.30) took home second and Zoe Le finished in third with 266.50 points.

The meet finished with Scott, Reznicek, Takabayashi and Podurgiel teaming up to win the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:26.68.

Brown will be off until traveling to Harvard for a dual meet against the Crimson on Jan. 4.

Women’s 1650 Freestyle
1) Sara Barrett – 16:46.54
2) Bella Antoniuk – 17:01.85
4) Audrey Orange – 17:13.49

Women’s 200 Yard Backstroke
2) Emily Clements – 1:59.80
6) Miku Takabayashi – 2:03.60
8) Katie Phelps – 2:03.81
9) Jenna Reznicek – 2:00.00
10) Vicky Gong – 2:03.07
14) Sage Matsushima – 2:04.45
17) Rebecca Waterson – 2:03.77

Women’s 100 Freestyle
1) Samantha Scott – 51.41
3) Anna Podurgiel – 51.54
6) Zehra Bilgin – 52.42
7) Audrey Orange – 52.58
8) Bella Antoniuk – 54.74

Women’s 200 Breaststroke
2) Audrey Lukawski – 2:17.36
3) Kellie Willhite – 2:18.04
4) Ellie Brault – 2:18.85
9) Stella Chukwulozie – 2:22.03

Women’s 200 Butterfly
1) Nell Chidley – 2:00.05
3) Zehra Bilgin – 2:03.47
4) Maria Iorini – 2:04.56
5) Caylene Rippon – 2:04.89
7) Sara Barrett – 2:06.40

Women’s 3-meter Diving
1) Julia Feord – 306.45
2) Liv Mitchell – 274.30
3) Zoe Le – 266.50
4) Sophie Elwyn – 256.50
7) Megan Aho – 236.00

Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay
1) Brown ‘A’ (Scott, Reznicek , Takabayashi, Podurgiel) – 3:26.68
3) Brown ‘B’ (Clements, Bilgin, Orange, Willhite) – 3:27.58

Final Team Scores
1) Brown – 1351
2) New York University – 797
3) Johns Hopkins – 694
4) New Hampshire – 636

Men’s Recap

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men’s swimming and diving won the Bruno Invite closing out the three-day event on Sunday (Dec. 5).

Brown finished the event with 1,207.5 points. Johns Hopkins finished in second with 1076.5 points, followed by New York University with 881 points.

“I was very pleased with how well we raced over the course of our first three-day prelims and finals meet since February 2020. A championship meet format is very different, there’s a lot more racing and that workload can certainly accumulate over six sessions, so you need to be mindful of how you’re prepping for races and recovering between sessions,” said head coach Kevin Norman. “I think the team learned a lot while also competing at a high level. It was also exciting for the team to see senior Trevor Labuda step up and break two school records on the boards. This was a great way to end the first half of the season, now we get to make some adjustments and prepare from what should be a very exciting January and February in the Ivy League.”

The Bears had four top-eight finishers in the 1650 freestyle with Andrew Berzolla the top Brown finisher with a time of 15:36.49 for a fifth-place finish.

Reid Arwood was the top finisher for the Bears in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:47.32, taking second. Zach Le-Nguyen finished in fourth with a time of 1:49.09.

Lucas Hess took second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.15, followed by a fifth-place finish by Marcus Lee at 45.44.

Jack Kelly was the top finisher for the Bears in the 200 breaststroke, taking third with a time of 1:57.71.

Two of the top-three spots in the 200 butterfly belonged to Brown as Ben Hayes (1:47.94) finished in second and KJ Losee (1:48.37) finished in third.

To close out the meet, Brown’s team of Hess, Lee, Qiao and Lincoln won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 2:59.15.

Brown will be off until a home meet against Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Men’s 1650 Freestyle
5) Andrew Berzolla – 15:36.49
6) Lukas Scheidl – 15:39.42
7) Mason Romantic – 15:41.67
8) Nicolas Ortega – 15:43.18

Men’s 200 Yard Backstroke
2) Reid Arwood – 1:47.32
4) Zach Le-Nguyen – 1:49.09
7) Lukas Scheidl – 1:51.53
8) Nicholas Ortega – 1:56.22
10) Kaan Kilinc – 1:51.37
11) Billy Knaul – 1:51.62

Men’s 100 Freestyle
2) Lucas Hess – 45.15
5) Marcus Lee – 45.44
6) Horace Qiao – 45.48
9) Daniel Alber – 45.91
14) Jerry O’Mara – 46.27
17) Vincent Huang – 46.61

Men’s 200 Breaststroke
3) Jack Kelly – 1:57.71
12) Harrison Powe – 2:03.58

Men’s 200 Butterfly
2) Ben Hayes – 1:47.94
3) KJ Losee – 1:48.37
6) Chris Ma – 1:49.98
7) Tyler Lu – 1:50.53
9) Michael Lincoln – 1:49.20
10) Carlos Munoz Renteria – 1:50.97
11) Nathan Depiero – 1:51.72
13) Zach Le-Nguyen – 1:52.61
15) Alex Park – 1:54.17

Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay
1) Brown ‘A’ (Hess, Lee, Qiao, Lincoln) – 2:59.15
3) Brown ‘B’ (Lu, O’Mara, Hayes, Alber) – 3:00.81

Final Team Scores
1) Brown – 1207.5
2) Johns Hopkins – 1076.5
3) New York University – 881

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Violet fan
9 months ago

NYU distance looking real nice right now …

THEO
9 months ago

How about those JHU breastrokers though… in a single day, this D3 team had a 1:56.6, 1:57.6, 1:59.2, 1:59.9, 2:00.5, 2:00.8 in the 200 breast. Can’t say you see that very often… That’s 6 guys under the invited time in 2020.

Say's Phoebe
Reply to  THEO
9 months ago

JHU 200 IM: 1:48.0, 1:48.1, 1:49.1, 1:50.3, 1:50.5, 1:50.5, 1:50.9 and three 1:51s.

There was also great (really great) swimming in Granville over the weekend. Denison (2:56.45 4FR) and Emory (2:57.38 4FR) both look dynamite and Wash U has a very good team too.

If we have it, this year’s DIII meet will be the fastest ever by far.

THEO
Reply to  Say's Phoebe
9 months ago

Agreed about overall speed. Fingers crossed that all progresses as normal. I hope JHU men win – it would be there first program victory I think ever, certainly in this century, and I also think their chances plummet next year after turning over an unbelievably senior/grad-loaded roster. So this is their year! But Emory might even look just a pinchhh better right now. I think Kenyon/Denison are fighting for third this year (said in a whisper so as not to attract the trolls).

Say's Phoebe
Reply to  THEO
9 months ago

JHU’s men won in 1977, 78, and 79.

Frank Comfort was the coach in 1977, after which he became the first full time coach at UNC.

Tim Welsh was the coach in 1978 and 1979. Tim left Hopkins after the 1985 season to take the head coaching job at Notre Dame.

Regarding this year’s meet: I don’t believe that Kenyon can win, but there is no way that I am ruling Denison out yet. All of Denison’s relays are good and they have all of the events covered except for the 200BR (I don’t think Kurlich, 2:00.86 earlier in the year, will choose the 2BR as an event).

Denison and Emory were impressive over the weekend, and so… Read more »

Andy Greenhalgh
Reply to  THEO
9 months ago

JHU had a 3-peat from 77-79. Then Kenyon broke our streak. And I don’t next year will be any different. We have a stellar Freshman class next year, not to mention the pieces we already have returning. We will be competing for a national championship every year. Smoke ’em Jays!

THEO
Reply to  Andy Greenhalgh
9 months ago

A D3 legend joins the chat! Love the enthusiasm that you have for the Blue Jays. And that was interesting to learn about the wins in the 70s. I’m rooting for yall to get your first win in 35 years.