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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Men's Swimming & Diving Beats Army 171-124

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 11/19/2011
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NEW YORK - The Columbia men's swimming & diving team beat Army in Uris Pool Saturday, 171-124. With the win, the Lions are now 2-1, 1-1 in the Ivy League. 

Columbia won 12 of the 16 events, getting two wins from sophomore Harry Stephenson in the 1000 and 500 free. 

The meet opnened with the 1m diving, which saw Jason Collazo and Micah Rembrandt go 2-3 in the event, with scores of 313.73 and 298.88 respectively. The Lions opened the swimming portion of the meet with a win in the 200 medley from Omar Arafa, Matthew Swallow, Bruno Esquen and John Wright. (1:33.30). 

Columbia went 1-2 in the 1000 free, as sophomore Harry Stephenson won his first 1000 free, with a time of9:33.68. First-year Stephen Raynes took second in 9:38.47. The Lions also went 1-2 in the 100 back, as first-years David Jakl and Jeremie DeZwirek finished in 51.27 and 52.10 respectively. Esquen and Rob Eyckamans also swept the top spots in the 200 fly, as Esquen hit in 1:51.41, and Eyckmans came in at 1:53.90. First-year Stanley Wong had a 21.43 second win in the 50 free to close out the first half of the meet. 

Collazo won the 1m diving competition with a score of 292.43, while the Lions swept the 100 free. Daniel Tan won the event in 46.81, while Patrick Dougherty took second in 47.43 and John Wright finished third in 47.52. DeZwirek and Jakl switched places in the 200 back, as DeZwirek had the top finish in 1:51.86, while Jakl took second in 1:53.17. Sophomore Eric Traub had his first win in the 200 breast, as he touched the wall in 2:08.42. And Stephenson notched his second win of the meet in the 500 free, winning in 4:41.36. 

Up next for the Lions is the Princeton Invitational, December 2-4 in New Jersey.

 

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