Men's Swimming & Diving Hosts Navy On Friday
NEW YORK - On Friday, Feb. 1, the Columbia men's swimming and diving team will step out of Ivy League play for the final time this season when they hosts Navy at 2 p.m. The Lions are currently enjoying a four meet win streak and improved to 5-2 overall on the season after a win over Brown last weekend.
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Last Time Out
The Lions defeated Brown, 160 -133 for its second straight Ivy League win and third on the season. Sophomore David Jakl set a new Uris pool record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 48.50 seconds and the team won 10 of 16 events in impressive fashion.
Columbia capped an exciting day of swimming with an exhibition heat of the 800 freestyle relay. The quartet of Dominik Koll, Omar Arafa, Christian Vivadelli and Jakl broke the 27 year-old Uris pool record time of 6:47.38, clocking in at 6:45.46.
Scouting the Midshipmen
The 5-5 Midshipmen are coming off its third straight dual meet loss of the season as they enter Uris Pool on Friday. This will be the second Ivy League matchup for the Naval Academy this year after they suffered a loss to 182-115 Princeton on Jan. 5.