No. 6 Women's Swimming and Diving Falls To Brown, 224.5-74.5

No. 6 Women's Swimming and Diving Falls To Brown, 224.5-74.5


Score: Brown University 224.5, No. 6 MIT 74.5

Records: No. 6 MIT (1-2), Brown University (1-1)

Location: Providence, R.I. (Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center)

The Lead: Freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) bested her nation leading time in the 200-fly this afternoon for the No. 6 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving team, but the Engineers fell to Division I Brown by a score of 224.5-74.5 on the road.


- Allen, who swam the nation's best time in the 200-fly last night against Cornell, bested her time by 0.22-seconds to win the only event of the day for the MIT women's swimming and diving team against Brown. Allen touched the wall in a time of 2:03.68 for her second NCAA "B" cut time of the year.

- Classmate Hannah Mahaffey (Lawrenceville, Ga.) had herself a strong day in the pool as she finished second in the 200-IM (2:11.87), third in the 200-back (2:09.01) and fourth in the 200-fly (2:07.81). Additionally, the freshman teamed up with senior Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.), Allen and sophomore Priscilla Wu (Cincinnati, Ohio) as they finished fifth in the 200-medley relay in 1:50.44. That quartet was edged by the team of Caroline Kenton (West Chester, Pa.), Sarah Nicholas (Wilmette, Ill.), Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.) and Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.) who finished fourth in the event in 1:49.54.

- Individually, Chen also placed third in the 200-breast in 2:27.18 and fourth in the 100-breast in 1:07.23, while sophomore Kathy Pan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) took third in the 200-IM in 2:12.76, fifth in the 200-breast in 2:35.74 and sixth in the 200-free in 1:59.94.

- In the meet's final event – the 200-free relay – the Engineers finished second and third overall. The quartet of Chen, Staszel, Holman and P. Wu touched the wall in 1:38.07 and were followed by Ashley Pearson (Stafford, Va.), Nina Levine (Bedford, N.H.), Kenton and Delaney Burns (Scituate, Mass.), who registered a time of 1:43.81.

- Senior Mary Thielking (Fishers, Ind.) notched a pair of fourth place finishes in the distance events as she swam a time of 10:58.49 in the 1000-free and 5:18.71 in the 500-free, while Nicholas rounded out the highlights for the swimmers this afternoon as she finished fourth in the 200-IM in 2:22.64, fourth in the 200-breast in 2:28.76 and fifth in the 100-breast in 1:08.31.

- In the diving well, both Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) registered scores above the NCAA Division III Diving Regional qualifying standard as they finished second and third, respectively. Wen scored 273.61 points and Zhou tallied 268.21 points for the Engineers. On the 1-meter board, Zhou took third (245.26), Wen took fourth (235.65) and Morgan Matranga (Moraga, Calif.) took sixth (217.81).


- MIT is off until next weekend when the Engineers host New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC ) foe WPI and Bowdoin College for a meet in Cambridge beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18.


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