Princeton, N.J. – An Ivy League dual-meet against Princeton wrapped the 2017 calendar year for the Columbia women’s swimming & diving team on Friday, Dec. 8 at DeNunzio Pool. The Tigers won 12 of 16 events to down the Lions 195-105. Despite the loss, Columbia saw a few impressive performances from its young and veteran swimmers.
First-year Jessica He won her third Ivy League victory in the 100 butterfly by clocking in with a time of 56.03. She led a strong Columbia showing in the event that included a third-place finish by Emily Wang in 57.03.
In the 200 I.M., junior Jessica Antiles also added her third conference win in an event with a top time of 2:03.12. Nicole Papsco followed in third place in 2:07.83. Susie Zhu collected another win by the first-year class in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.23. The Lions capped the afternoon with a triumph in the 200 free relay as the squad of Zhu, Mary Ashby, Kathleen O’Rourke and He combined for a time of 1:34.64.
On the board, Seanna Barrett posted the Lions top scores in the three-meter dive with a fourth-place tally of 256.28 and the one-meter dive with a score of 244.80.
The Lions return to action on Sunday, Jan. 14 as they host Cornell at 2 p.m in Uris Pool.