Men's Swimming & Diving Open Ivy League Championships
Day One Results
Cambridge, Mass. - The Columbia men's swimming and diving team kicked off the start of the 2014 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships this morning in Harvard's Blodgett Pool. Through the first six events, the Lions have compiled 222 points for sixth-place and are only a few points behind Dartmouth(231) in fifth and Yale(243) in fourth.
Nikita Bondarenko had personal-best day in the 500 freestyle early in the meet. Bondarenko earned his spot in the championship finals with a personal-best time of 4:25.16 in the prelims. The first-year went on to maintain his eighth-place finish in the finals with a time of 4:27.52.
In the 200 IM, Kevin Quinn got off to a career-best start with a prelims time of 1:48.09 for a consolation finals appearance. Quinn returned to win the ‘B’ finals with a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:47.05 for ninth-place overall.
The Lions had solid showings in the 50 freestyle as well with three swimmers qualifying for the ‘B’ finals. After posting a ninth-place prelims time of 20.44, Phiipp Gaissert was edged by teammate Alex Ngan in the consolation who posted the leading Columbia time of 20.31 for 10th-place overall. Gaisert took 11th place at 20.36 and Stanley Wong finished in 15th-place at 20.65.
On the boards, Micah Rembrandt made his first championship finals appearance in the one-meter dive. He finished with a tally of 309.75 points for sixth-place overall.
The second day will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. with preliminaries, and then conclude with finals sessions at 6 p.m. Click the link above to view the full schedule of events.
Adult ticket prices are set for $30 event pass, $4 one-day prelim ticket and $6 one-night finals ticket. Children (under 12) and student with valid ID prices are $1 one-day prelims and $3 one-night finals tickets.