February 17, 2003

Women Swimmers Win Season Finale

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The women’s swimming and diving team won nine out of 16 events in posting a 156-135 win over Buffalo in its final home meet of the season Saturday afternoon. The meet also concluded the regular season for the Red with a 5-6 record.

The star of the day for the Red was freshman Jessica Brookman, who set a Teagle Pool record in winning the 100 backstroke in 57.80. She also claimed first in the 200 backstroke and was a member of both winning Cornell relay teams. The 200 medley relay had a time of 1:49.25 and the 400 medley relay finished in 3:37.66.

Freshman Holly Chance also won two events, finishing the 100 freestyle in 53.80 and the 100 butterfly in 59.54. She also placed second in the 200 freestyle.

The Red swept the diving events on the day, as freshman Kristin Rayhack claimed the one-meter, title while sophomore Kara Neal placed first in the three-meter.

Senior Courtney Tawresey, in her final meet at Teagle Pool, came in fourth place in the 1000 freestyle in 10:58.32. She was the top Cornell finisher in that event.

The Red will take a week off now in preparation for the Ivy Championships in Princeton Feb. 27 through Mar. 1.

Archived article by Owen Bochner