Day Three: Columbia Finishes Fifth At Ivy League Championships
Day Three Results
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Columbia men’s swimming and diving team concluded its final day of action in the 2014 Ivy League Championships on Saturday, March 1 at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool. With 955 points, the Lions placed fifth overall through 21 events.
On day three, Columbia had a strong showing in the 200 butterfly by Kevin Quinn and David Jakl. After posting a first-place time in the morning prelims, Quinn returned in the championships finals to finish runner-up with a personal-best and NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:43.32. The junior finished slightly ahead of David Jakl who placed third with a personal-best time of 1:43.68.
A number of Lions posted solid performances on the day, including Alex Ngan who hit the wall first in the consolation finals of the 100 freestyle with a time of 44.57. Phillip Gaissert did the same in the ‘C’ finals with a time of 44.69.
Both Nikita Bondarenko and Jack Foster posted NCAA ‘B’ cut times in the 1650 freestyle. Bondarenko finished in eighth place at 15:26.72 and Foster took 10th with a time of 15:27.60.
The Lions finished conference play with a 4-3 dual-meet season record and a fifth place championship finish.