Annapolis, Md. – Members of the Columbia men's swimming team competed at the three-day ECAC Championships in Annapolis, Maryland from Friday, March 3 - Sunday March. 5 in a 20 team field, finishing fifth with 346 points.
The 200 freestyle relay quad of Elisa Fang, Audrey Richter, Helen Wojdylo and Julia Samson combined for a runner-up time of 1:34.31 on opening night for the Lions. Wojdylo returned to deliver a fourth-place performance in the 200 I.M with a time of 2:04.42, followed by a pair of championship finals finishes in the 50 free by Fang (4th,23.66) and Richter (7th, 23.71). The squad of Miriyam Ghalil, Olivia Berridge, Michelle Shen and Arianna Noya added a third-place finish in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:51.16.
The second day of action saw Amy Zhang, Wojdylo, Shen and Fang join for a runner-up finish in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:44.69. Fang also posted a runner-up finish in the ‘B’ finals of the 100 fly with a time of 56.44. Wojdylo earned a top-five mark in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.08, followed by a second-place ‘B’ finals finish by Arianna Noya in the event. Olivia Berridge clocked in third place in the 100 breaststroke at 1:03.44, while Julia Samson took fourth place in the 100 backstroke at 55.46. A fifth-place finish in the 800 free relay by Zhang, Noya, Kelsey Ables and Richter finished the night with a time of 7:41.23.
The final day of action was highlighted by a 200 backstroke victory by Julia Samson with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:58.45. Helen Wojdylo added a fifth-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 51.77, followed by Audrey Richter in seventh in 52.13. Olivia Berridge hit the wall first in the ‘B’ finals of the 200 breaststroke at 2:21.34. Columbia finished the meet with a fourth-place finish in the 400 free relay with the foursome of Noya, Fang, Zhang and Richter combining for a time of 3:29.08.