Lewisburg, Pa. – The Columbia men’s swimming & diving team move to 2-0 to start 2018 as they took down Bucknell 157-84 on Sunday, Jan. 14. The Lions won 11 of 13 events en route to their fifth victory of the season.
Nian-guo Liu captured the first individual win of the afternoon with 20.90 performance in the 50 freestyle. The 400 I.M. went to Liam Tan who hit the all in a time of 4:03.60, including a third-place finish by Joseph Scerbo in 4:12.46. Shane Brett led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:53.35, followed by Michal Zyla (1:55.34) in second place and Lexo Walker (1:57.97) in third place.
Albert Gwo added first-place points in the 100 freestyle behind a time of 46.02, along with Cole Stevens in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:51.88. Stevens was joined by Kevin Dang in the event who clocked in with a third-place time of 1:55.12.
Taking the crown in the 500 freestyle was Jae Park in a time of 4:34.82, including a third-place finish by Ada Osowski in 4:42.48, while Eric Tong (2:05.31) led another 1-2-3 sweep for the lions in the 200 breaststroke. Joseph Lozan placed runner-up in 2:07.10 and Zach Thomas took third place at 2:07.90.
Jonathan Suckow swept the board with winning performances in the three-meter dive (425.85) and one-meter dive (388.28). Jayden Pantel put together runner-up showings in both events with scores of 390.08 in the 3M and 320.55 in the 1M.
Columbia capped the afternoon with the top-time in the 200 freestyle relay. The squad of Liu, Gwo, Frifeldt, and Gullick combined for a time of 1:22.40.
Up next, Columbia (5-2, 3-2 Ivy) will continue Ivy League play at Brown on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m.