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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Men's Swimming & Diving Gears For Brown Invite

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 11/29/2012
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NEW YORK - The Columbia men's swimming and diving team will compete in its last meet of the calendar year this weekend at the first annual Brown Invitational. The Lions will head to Providence, R.I. from Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday December 1 to face the seven-team field of Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Army, Rider, New Hampshire, and host Brown.

Preliminaries will start at 11 a.m. with finals beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the finals at 5 p.m.

Live results will be available through the Active Network's Meet Mobile application available as a free download from either iTunes or Google Play. The app provides fans with the ability to view real-time results and splits, as well as heat sheets, final results, and team scores.

Last Time Out

The Lions grabbed its second dual meet win of the season at Army on Saturday, Nov. 17 defeating the Knights 183-117 to improve to 2-2 and 1-1 Ivy League on the season. The Lions won 12 of 16 events and sophomores David Jakl, Kevin Quinn, and junior Philipp Gaissert each posted a pair of individual wins to lead Columbia in one of its best team performances on the year.

So Far In 2012

Stellar individual performances have continued to spark the Lions early this season. Sophomore Kevin Quinn is a welcomed newcomer this season brining his talents from the University of California. Quinn has five individual wins in four meets with three coming in the 200 back over Penn (1:50.67), Harvard (1:50.72), and Army (1:51.00).

Video: Sophomore Kevin Quinn Talks Start Of His First Season

Phillipp Gaissert has stepped up in his junior season tallying three victories in the 50 free this season. Gaissert posted wins over Penn (20.93), Yale (20.97), and Army (20.73). Sophomore Omar Arafa also has three wins to start the season in the 100 back to help lead the Lions. With wins over Penn (51.49), Yale (50.87), and Harvard (51.04), he holds one the top times in the event this year in the Ivy League.

With two wins in the 200 Free and a win in the 500 free, Dominik Koll has been a model of consistancy for the Lions this season. The Austria native posted a time of 1:39.84 at Yale in the 200 Free, only two seconds off the NCAA qualifying time.

Video: Head Coach Of Diving Gordon Spencer On The Season So Far

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