Annapolis, Md. – The Columbia men’s swimming & diving capped its non-conference slate with a bang on Friday, Jan. 26 as the 400 freestyle relay squad of Kevin Frifeldt, Mark Gullick, Michal Zyla and Albert Gwo combined for a winning time of 3:00.57 in the final event of the afternoon to defeat Navy 151-149. In a meet that saw both teams trading victories through each event, the Lions emerged with their fourth-straight win to move to 7-2 overall this season.
Albert Gwo edged teammate Kevin Frifeldt (20.47) in the 50 Free in 20.40, however Frifeldt returned for a victory in the 100 fly with a time of 48.59. In the 200 back, Cole Stevens clocked in with a first-place time of 1:49.35 and setting a final event showdown was Jae Park who grabbed a 200 I.M. win at 1:49.85.
On the boards as Jonathan Suckow led a strong Columbia showing in the three-meter dive (388.43) with a first-place finished, followed by a runner-up score of 379.05 by Jayden Pantel. Suckow also collected runner-up points in the one-meter dive with a tally of 347.48.
Up next, Columbia (7-2, 3-2 Ivy) will host Dartmouth on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. in their home finale.