Day Two: Columbia Jumps To Fourth Place
Cambridge, Mass. - On Feb. 28, the Columbia men’s swimming and diving returned to Harvard’s Blodgett Pool for day two of the 2014 Ivy League Championships. The Lions began the day competing in the six-event morning preliminaries before concluding with finals sessions in the evening. With 652.5 points, the Lions have jumped two spots to fourth place surpassing Dartmouth (477) and Yale (632).
Kevin Quinn put together a solid performance in the opening event of the day, the 400 IM. Quinn clocked in with a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 3:48.36 for third-place and a new personal-best record Quinn returned in the finals to post a runner-up finish in a time of 3:49.02, earning second team All-Ivy League honors. First-year Jack Foster posted the fastest time of the night in the event with a prelims NCAA 'B' cut time of 3:47.35. He went on to finish seventh-overall in the finals at 3:52.24.
In the 100 fly, the battle between David Jakl and Brown’s Thomas Glen continued on Friday. In the prelims Glen (40.30) edged Jakl (40.40) buy .10 for the first-place seed, both posting NCAA 'B' cut times. Jakl went to finish slightly behind Glen in the finals for runner-up and second team All-Ivy League honors.
Alex Ngan and Philipp Gaissert competed in the ‘B’ finals of the 100 fly after posting the ninth (48.45) and 10th(48.57) best times in morning heats. Ngan grabbed first-place in the consolation finals with a time of 48.51, slightly beating teammate Gaissert who clocked in at 48.58. Michael Fox-Moles added a first-place finish in the 'C' finals with a time of 48.85.
Jakl also made a second championship finals appearance in the 100 backstroke. The junior posted a NCAA 'B' cut time of 47.64 fo take fourth-place overall.
Back in the finals for the diving core will be Micah Rembrandt in the three-meter dive. Rembrandt finished fifth in the prelims with a tally of 301.10 points.
The Lions will return for the final day of action tommorow at 11 a.m. with preliminaries, and then conclude with finals sessions at 6 p.m. Click the link above to view the full schedule of events.
Adult ticket prices are set for $4 one-day prelim ticket and $6 one-night finals ticket. Children (under 12) and student with valid ID prices are $1 one-day prelims and $3 one-night finals tickets.