Princeton, N.J. - The Columbia men's swimming & diving team capped the final day of the Big Al Invitational on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool with another indvidual victory. Jae Park led a strong Columbia charge in the 200 breaststroke with a first-place time of 1:59.22. Park finished just ahead of teammate Jack Smith who posted a runner-up time of 1:59.75, followed by Joseph Lozano in fifth place at 2:01.89.

Columbia posted several impressive perfromance throughout the meet listed below and placed third overall with a tally of 488 points. Princeton took first in the eight-team field with 1291.5 points, followed by Brown with 610 points.


DAY THREE HIGHLIGHTS
Day 3 Final Results


COLUMBIA TOP PERFORMERS
SWIMMERS/DIVERS  FINALS FINISHES

Jae Park


Jack Smith


Joseph Lozano

200 Breaststroke (1:59.22) - WINNER
(2:03.18 - prelims)

200 Breaststroke (1:59.75) - 2nd
(2:01.58 - prelims)

200 Breaststroke (2:01.89) - 5th
(2:03.50 - prelims)

Shane Brett

200 Butterfly (1:46.73) - 3rd
(1:48.61 - prelims)

Liu, Frifeldt, Gullick, Gwo

400 FR (3:00.22) - 4th

Michal Zyla

200 Backstroke (1:48.64) - 9th
(1:50.77 - prelims)

Nian-guo Liu


Albert Gwo

100 Freestyle (44.86) - 11th
(45.51 - prelims)

100 Freestyle (45.24) - 14th
(45.45 - prelims)


Day two for the Columbia men's swimming & diving team saw a number of sensational performances the Big Al Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool. Shane Brett captured the crown in the 400 I.M. with a first-place time of 3:50.77 to highlight the Lions day.

Jonathan Suckow continues his unbeaten streak in the one-meter dive with another victory behind a finals winning score of 385.35.

Columbia posted several impresive swims listed below and move to third place with a tally of 325 points. Princeton leads the eight-team field with 802.5 points, followed by Brown with 361 points.


DAY TWO HIGHLIGHTS
Day 2 Results


COLUMBIA TOP PERFORMERS
SWIMMERS/DIVERS  FINALS FINISHES

Shane Brett


Jae Park


400 I.M. (3:50.77) - WINNER
(3:53.89 - prelims)

400 I.M. (3:52.42) - 3rd
(3:56.49 - prelims)

Jonathan Suckow

1M DIVE (385.35) - WINNER

Jace Ng


Jae Park


Eric Tong


Jack Smith

100 Breaststroke (54.94) - 2nd
(56.09 - prelims)

100 Breaststroke (54.99) - 9th (heat winner)
(56.69 -prelims)

100 Breaststroke (55.02) - 10th
(56.65 - prelims)

100 Breaststroke (55.18) -11th
(57.10 - prelims)

Nian-guo Liu


Michal Zyla

200 Freestyle (1:38.00) - 5th
(1:38.28 - prelims)

200 Freestyle (1:39.19) -11th
(1:39.20 - prelims)

Kevin Frifeldt


100 Butterfly (49.44) - 11th
(49.35 - prelims)

Cole Stevens


100 Backstroke (49.96) - 12th
(50.32 - prelims)

Stevens, Ng, Frifeldt, Gwo

200 MR (1:29.99) - 7th


Another program record setting performance by Jonathan Suckow in the three-meter dive highlighted the opening day of the Big Al Invitational for the Columbia men's swimming & diving team on Friday, Dec. 1 at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool. For the third time this year Suckow breaks his own school record in the three-meter dive with victorious tally of 430.35, besting the previous mark of 425.35 set just three weeks ago against Yale. The first-year remains unbeaten in collegiate competition.

The squad of Albert Gwo, Nian-guo Liu, Mark Gullick and Kevin Frifeldt combined for a time of 1:21.56 in the 200 free relay to give the Lions one of several top-five finishes.

The Lions posted several impresive performances listed below and sit in fifth place with a tally of 109 points. Princeton leads the eight-team field with 335, followed by Brown (161) William & Mary (151) and Johns Hopkins (138).


DAY ONE HIGHLIGHTS
Day 1 Results


COLUMBIA TOP PERFORMERS
SWIMMERS/DIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISHES

Jonathan Suckow

3M Dive (430.35) - WINNER
*program record

Shane Brett


Jae Park


Cole Stevens

200 I.M. (1:48.02) - 3rd
(1:49.09 - prelims)

200 I.M. (1:48.95) - 11th
(1:50.57 - prelims)

200 I.M. (1:52.23) - 16th
(1:52.45 - prelims)

Albert Gwo


Kevin Frifeldt

50 Freestyle (20.83) - 7th
(20.54 - prelims)

50 Freestyle (20.64) - 10th
(20.75 - prelims)

Nian-guo Liu


Michal Zyla


500 Freestyle (4:32.53) - 12th
(4:30.98 - prelims)

500 Freestyle (4:32.69) - 21st
(4:33.79 - prelims)