With the highest three-meter dive finish in 18 years by a Columbia diver, Jonathan Suckow capped a sensational rookie season with a 25th-place finish behind a score of 340 pts. at the 2018 NCAA Men's Diving Championships on Friday, March 23.
For the first time in program history, Columbia diving will send two qualifying divers to the NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Regining 1M & 3M dive Ivy League Champion Jonathan Suckow will compete in his first NCAA Championships, while Jayden Pantel makes a program record fourth-consecutive appearance.
Piscataway, N.J. – Columbia senior diver Jayden Pantel capped his final NCAA Division I Zone ‘A' Diving Regional Championships on Wednesday, March 7 with a remarkable final that propelled a fifth-place finish in the platform dive. With a combined tally of 653.45 points, Pantel becomes the first diver in program history to qualify for four-consecutive NCAA Championships.
Columbia announced that women's track and field's Sarah Hardie and men's swimming and diving's Jonathan Suckow were named Student-Athletes of the Month for February.
Jonathan Suckow returned for day two of the NCAA Zone A Regional to post another NCAA Championships qualifying performance at the Rutgers Aquatic Center on Tuesday, March 6. Suckow combined for a score of 685.60 in the one-meter dive for a third-place finish, earning his second automatic bid this season.
With the second-best score of the afternoon at 789.20, Ivy League champion Jonathan Suckow secured his first trip to the NCAA Championships on Monday afternoon at the diving zones in Rutgers Aquatic Center. The first-year diver joins teammate Jayden Pantel as the second diver in program history to qualify in their inaugural seasons.teaser
Columbia diving will spend the next three days at the Rutgers Aquatic Center, March 5-8, competing in the NCAA Zone A Championships for a chance to qualify for the 2018 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
The Columbia swimming and diving teams were among 688 collegiate programs, recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as a Scholar All-America Team for the 2017 fall semester.
Piscataway, N.J. - Joseph Lozano clocked in with a winning time of 1:59.74 in the 200 breaststroke to capture his first ECAC Championship title on the final day of the 2018 ECAC Men's Open Swimming & Diving Championships on Sunday, Feb. 25. See below for more highlights of Columbia's performances
Princeton, N.J. - While setting a program record for the fifth time, Jonathan Suckow took home three-meter dive crown with a score of 447.80. The victory gives the first-year the Ivy League diving sweep after winning the one-meter dive on Thursday night. The sweep marks the third-consecutive for Columbia diving and its eight-straight crown in three seasons. Suckow was named Ivy League Diver of the Year and joins previous four-time champion teammate Jayden Pantel who posted a third-place finish today in the three-meter dive with a score of 361.80. Pantel was also awarded The Ron Keenhold Awrd, given to the Ivy League's career high point diver.
For the second-consecutive night, Jae Park posted a record-breaking performance at the 2018 Men's Swimming & Diving Ivy League Championships on Friday, Feb. 23. Park clocked in a NCAA 'B' time of 3:45.79 for third place in the 400 I.M. for a new program record, besting the previous record of 3:47.35 set in 2014. Shane Brett and a fifth-place finish in the event with a time of 3:50.10. Michal Zyla broke his own program record of 1:35.50 in the 200 Freestyle with a third-place championship finals time of 1:35.31 (NCAA 'B'). Making podium finishes in the 100 Breaststroke was Jack Smith (4th - 54.05 'B') and Zach Thomas (6th - 54.32 'B') for the Lions
For the third-consecutive season, a Columbia diver takes the one-meter dive Ivy League crown. With a score of 374.20, first-year Jonathan Suckow captured his first Ivy League title at the 2018 Men's Swimming & Diving Ivy League Championships on Thurdsay, Feb. 22. Senior Jayden Pantel also placed third in the event with an impressive score of 346.70.