Princeton, N.J. - For the second-consecutive weekend, the Columbia men’s swimming & diving team competed in DeNunzio Pool on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Lions returned to Ivy League dual-meet action taking on unbeaten Princeton on the road. The Tigers held off some strong Columbia showings for a 172-128 final edge.
Standout performances for the Lions were once again led by another diving sweep from first-year Jonathan Suckow. He remains unbeaten this season with 3M (398.45) and 1M (357.38) dive victories. Jayden Pantel added a runner-up finish in the 3M-dive score with a score 360.75.
Nian-Guo Liu had big day leading the Lions domination in the sprint freestyle events with victories in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Liu clocked in with a top-time of 1:38.13 in the 200 free, followed by a winning time of 44.60 in the 100 freestyle. An Albert Gwo victory in the 50 freestyle gave Columbia the sprint-free sweep by hitting the wall first with a time of 20.27.
Jae Park captured his third Ivy League win in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:02.17, finishing just ahead of teammate Jack Smith in 2:02.50. The 200 medley relay went to the squad of Cole Stevens, Jace Ng, Kevin Frifeldt, and Gwo with a combined time of 1:29.22.
Up next, the Lions (3-2, 2-2 Ivy) will return to Uris Pool on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. to host Cornell.