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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Men's Swimming To Host Harvard On Friday

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 11/20/2013
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NEW YORK – The Columbia men’s swimming and diving team will wrap-up a string of three straight home meets on Friday, Nov. 22 as they host Harvard at 6 pm. The Lions will compete in its final home meet of the 2013 calendar year at Uris Pool on Friday and will look to build on a two meet winning streak.

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LAST TIME OUT
Columbia kicked-off its 2013-14 campaign with a series of three straight meets last weekend. After an opening loss to Penn, the Lions bounced back for their first win in a nail-biter against Yale (153-147) on Nov. 16 and rode the wave past Army (182.5-115.5) on Nov. 17. With back-to-back wins at home, Columbia moved to 2-1 and 1-1 in conference to begin the season.

JAKL ON THE MOVE
David Jakl has emerged as a leader in the pool for the Lions this season. In an early big start to his junior year, Jakl has tallied eight total wins including four individual events and four relay events.

In both Ivy Leauge meets against Penn and Yale, the Montery Park, Calif native dominated in the 100 fly capturing the victory in the event. In a non-conference meet with Army, Jakl added an impressive performance in the 100 back, taking the event in a career-best time of 51:09.

AN ARMY OF WINS
In a 182.5-115.5 rout over Army in the team’s last outing, the young talent of Columbia had a standout day in Uris Pool. Four Lion swimmers posted their first collegiate wins on Sunday. Sophomore Ronald Chen picked up a victory in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.33. A trio of first-years also grabbed first-place finishes, including, Drew May in the 100 butterfly (50.94), Jack Foster in the 500 free (4:39.11) and Thomas Norman in the 200 back (1:52.03).

SCOUTING HARVARD
The Crimson will enter Uris Pool at 2-0 in the Ivy League after opening the season with two dominating wins over Dartmouth (211.5-88.5) and Cornell (229-71) in a duals tri-meet last weekend. Harvard returned All-Americans Oliver Lee, diver Mike Mosca, Chris Satterthwaite Griffin Schumacher, and Zach Walters to this year’s squad. The defending Ivy League Champions will travel to a solid Columbia team who is unbeaten at home this season.

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