Menís Swimming Downs Dartmouth 168-132, to Finish Dual Meet Season
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars
NEW YORK – The Columbia men’s swimming & diving team finished the dual meet season with a winning record, as the Lions down Dartmouth in New Hampshire, 168-132. With the win, Columbia ends the 2010-11 dual meet season 6-4 overall, and 4-3 in the Ivy League.

The Lions opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay, as the squad of Johnny Bailey, Matthew Swallow, Bruno Esquen and Adam Powell came in at 1:33.54. Senior Hyun Lee added more points to the Lions total as he won the 200 free, in 1:39.96, and then added more when he won the 200 fly in 1:52.28. Powell finished his senior season perfect in the 50 and 100 free, as he won the 50 in 20.35, and the 100 in 44.83. Both of those times were new Dartmouth pool records.

Sophomore diver Jason Collazo had a win in the men’s 3m and 1m diving, while Lee made it three top finishes, taking the 500 free in 4:31.54. The Lions closed it out with a win in the 400 free relay, as Lee, Daniel Tan, John Wright and Powell won the event in 3:04.34.

Up next for the Lions are the 2011 ECAC championships, which will take place in Pittsburgh, Pa., Friday, February 25 to Sunday, February 27.  Following that, the Lions gear up for the biggest meet of the season, the 2011 Ivy League Championships, which will take place at Harvard, Thursday, March 3 to Saturday, March 5.