NEW YORK - The Columbia men's swimming and diving team returns to Ivy League competition on Friday, Jan. 18 when they travel to Ithaca, N.Y. to take on the Big Red of Cornell. The diving events will start at 2:30 p.m. and the swimming events will follow at 4 p.m.  

The 3-2, 1-2 in the Ivy League Lions will look to capture their third straight dual meet victory of the season coming off the teams latest win over Bucknell. Columbia took the last meeting at Uris Pool with a 205.5-92.5 win. The win marked the teams first over Cornell since the 2003-04 season.

Last Time Out

Seven different Columbia swimmers won individual races and Micah Rembrandt swept the diving events as the Lions defeated Bucknell 209-91 on Jan. 5 at Uris Pool. The win over the Bison marked the ninth consecutive victory, dating back to the 2004-05 season. A dominating performance saw the Lions take 12 of 16 events, including six top 1-2-3 finish sweeps.

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Scouting the Big Red

The Big Red improved to 1-5 on the year after winning its first dual meet of the season over Colgate, 152-112 on Jan. 12. Cornell stands 0-5 in the Ivy League and will look to upset the Lions in its final dual meet of the season at Teagle Hall Pool.