Men's Swimming & Diving Edged By Navy On The Road
Annapolis, Md. – On Friday, Jan. 31, the Columbia men’s swimming & diving team traveled to Navy to wrap its dual-meet non-conference slate. Despite a 157-140 loss, Columbia’s David Jakl and Kevin Quinn posted solid performances, each grabbing a pair of individual wins on the afternoon.
Quinn captured his first win of the meet in the 200 fly. The junior swam slightly faster than teammate Jakl down the stretch to clock in with a first-place time of 1:48.00. Quinn went on to take the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.42, as he led the pace for runner-up Eric Traub at 1:55.21.
For the fifth time this season, Jakl posted another victory in the 100 fly. The California native hit the wall in a top-time of 49.50. Jakl added another victory for the Lions in the 100 fly, clocking in at 45.62.
Terry Li grabbed the Lions first win of the day in the 200 free at 1:40.96. Micah Rembrandt continues to shine on the boards this year with another 3-meter victory behind a season-high tally of 340.50 points.
One of the toughest battles was in the 50 free. Philipp Gaissert (20.88) was edged by less than a second by Navy’s Bomberger (20.84) to finish runner-up. Alex Ngan was close behind in third-place at 20.96.
Up next, the Lions will jump back into Ivy League play on Friday, Feb. 7 as they play their final road dual-meet at Princeton.