FULL RESULTS

Princeton, N.J. - While setting a program record for the fifth time, Jonathan Suckow took home three-meter dive crown with a score of 447.80. The victory gives the first-year the Ivy League diving sweep after winning the one-meter dive on Thursday night. The sweep marks the third-consecutive title for Columbia diving and its eighth-straight crown in three seasons. Suckow was named Ivy League Diver of the Year and joins previous four-time champion and teammate Jayden Pantel who posted a third-place finish today in the three-meter dive with a score of 361.80. Pantel was also awarded The Ron Keenhold Award, given to the Ivy League's career high point diver.

"It is a great honor to represent Columbia at the Ivy League Championships. It was a great week of competition and I am looking forward to getting back to work as we prepare for the NCAA Zone Championships," Suckow said.

The Columbia swimming & diving team capped the final day of the 2018 Men's Swimming & Diving Ivy League Championships with 10 championship finishes and a number of impressive performances on Saturday at DeNunzio Pool. Jae Park led three Columbia podium finishes in the 200 breaststroke with a fourth-place time of 1:56.15. After breaking his previous school record in the prelims of 200 backstroke with a time of 1:43.17, Michal Zyla returned for a fourth-place finals finish. Shane Brett added an impressive third-place finals finish in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:44.3.

Columbia finished Ivies with a final tally of 1107.5 pts. for fourth place. Harvard took first place with a leading score of 1630.5 pts, followed by Princeton (1285.5 pts.) and Yale (1138 pts.) . With 1032.5 pts. Penn placed fifth, with Cornell (800 pts.) in sixth and Dartmouth (561 pts.) in the final spot.


DAY FOUR HIGHLIGHTS:


THREE-METER DIVE
DIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH
JONATHAN SUCKOW

#1 - (447.80)

Jayden Pantel

#3 - (361.80)


100 FREESTYLE
SWIMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH
Kevin Frifeldt

#5 - (43.44)

SWIMMERS

'B' FINALS FINISH

Nian-Guo Liu

#3 - (44.13)

Albert Gwo

#5 - (44.53)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Kevin Frifeldt #3 - (43.54)
Albert Gwo #13 - (44.46)
Nian-Guo Liu #15 - (44.53)

400 FREESTYLE RELAY
SWIMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH
Kevin Frifeldt, Nian-Guo Liu
Albert Gwo, Mark Gullick

#5 - (2:56.30)

200 BACKSTROKE
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH

Michal Zyla

#4 - (1:43.35)

Cole Stevens

#6 - (1:45.23)

SWIMMERS

'B' FINALS FINISH

Joseph Skimmons

#7 - (1:48.21)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Michal Zyla #2 - (1:43.17) New Program Record
Cole Stevens #6 - (1:44.31)
Jospeh Skimmons #15 - (1:47.67)
200 BREASTSTROKE
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH

Jae Park

#4 - (1:56.15)

Zach Thomas

#6 - (1:56.45)

Jack Smith

#7 - (1:56.57)

SWIMMERS

'C' FINALS FINISH

Jace Ng

#5 - (2:02.05)

Eric Tong

#8 - (2:06.02)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Zach Thomas #1 - (1:55.90)
Jack Smith #4 - (1:57.10)
Jae Park #6 - (1:57.28)
Jace Ng #20 - (2:02.65)
Eric Tong #24 - (2:05.23)
200 BUTTERFLY
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH

Shane Brett

#3 - (1:44.37)

Zach Pear

#5 - (1:45.15)

SWIMMERS

'B' FiNALS FINISH

Liam Tan

#4 - (1:52.07)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Zach Pear #4 - (1:45.52)
Shane Brett #6 - (1:46.22)
Liam Tan #19 - (1:51.31)
1650 FREESTYLE
SWIMMERS

FINALS FINISH

Jack Sanlon

#11 - (15:22.57)

Brian Tsau

#20 - (15:50.69)


DAY THREE HIGHLIGHTS:

For the second-consecutive night, Jae Park posted a record-breaking performance at the 2018 Men's Swimming & Diving Ivy League Championships on Friday. Park clocked in a NCAA 'B' time of 3:45.79 for third place in the 400 I.M. for a new program record, besting the previous record of 3:47.35 set in 2014. Shane Brett and a fifth-place finish in the event with a time of 3:50.10. Michal Zyla broke his own program record of 1:35.50 in the 200 Freestyle with a third-place championship finals time of 1:35.31 (NCAA 'B'). Making podium finishes in the 100 Breaststroke was Jack Smith (4th - 54.05 'B') and Zach Thomas (6th - 54.32 'B') for the Lions.

Columbia capped the evening with a program record time of 3:12.05 in the 400 medley relay by the tandem of Michal Zyla, Jack Smith, Kevin Frifeldt and Nian-Guo Liu. They bested the previous recod time of 3:13.31 set last year.

Columbia holds strong in fourth place in the overall team standings with 718.5 points and closing in on Yale in third place with 730 points. Harvard leads the way with 1090 points, followed by Princeton with 869 points.


400 MEDLEY RELAY
SWIMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH
Michal Zyla, Jack Smith
Kevin Frifeldt, Nian-Guo Liu

#3 - (3:12.05) New Program Record


400 I.M.
SWIMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH
Jae Park

#3 - (3:45.79)B NEW PROGRAM RECORD

Shane Brett

#5 - (3:50.10)B

SWIMMERS

'c' FINALS FINISH

Liam Tan

#2 - (3:58.03)

Joseph Skimmons

#3 - (3:58.01)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Jae Park #1 - (3:48.08)B
Shane Brett #6 - (3:49.86)B
Joseph Skimmons #18 - (3:59.74)
200 FREESTYLE
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH

Michal Zyla

#3 - (1:35.31)B New Program Record

SWIMMERS

'B' FINALS FINISH

Nian-Guo Liu

#1 - (1:36.35)B

Zach Pear

#2 - (1:36.85)B

SWIMMERS

'C' FINALS FINISH

Mark Gullick

#2 - (1:39.50)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Michal Zyla #3 - (1:35.71)B
Nian-Guo Liu #9 - (1:37.61)B
Zach Pear #11 - (1:38.13)
Mark Gullick #19 - (1:40.43)
100 BUTTERFLY
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS FINISH

Kevin Frifeldt

#3 - (46.90)B

SWIMMERS

'B' FINALS FINISH

Albert Gwo

#8 - (50.21)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Kevin Frifeldt #5 - (46.93)B
Albert Gwo #16 - (48.72)
100 BREASTSTROKE
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH

Jack Smith

#4 - (54.05)B

Zach Thomas

#6 - (54.23)B

SWIMMERS

'B' FINALS FINISH

Jace Ng

#3 - (54.86)B

SWIMMERS

'C' FINALS FINISH

Eric Tong

#1 - (55.80)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Jack Smith #2 - (53.85)B
Zach Thoams #5 - (54.02)B
Jace Ng #10 - (54.56)B
Eric Tong #17 - (56.07)
100 BACKSTROKE
SWIMMERS

'B' FINALS FINISH

Cole Stevens

#4 - (48.14)B

SWIMMERS

'C' FINALS FINISH

Jospeh Skimmons

#3 - (49.58)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Cole Stevens #9 - (47.93)B
Joseph Skimmons #19 -(49.35)
1000 FREESTYLE
SWIMMERS

FINALS FINISHES

Jack Scanlon

#9 - (9:07.68)

Brian Tsau

#17 - (9:20.15)


DAY TWO HIGHLIGHTS:

For the third-consecutive season, a Columbia diver takes the one-meter dive Ivy League crown. With a score of 374.20, first-year Jonathan Suckow captured his first Ivy League title at the 2018 Men's Swimming & Diving Ivy League Championships on Thurdsay, Feb. 22. Senior Jayden Pantel also placed third in the event with an impressive score of 346.70.

"An incredible day for Columbia diving. One of the best 1M contests in Ivy League history. Both Jonathan and Jayden should be very proud. Between the two of them they have won the last 5 Ivy League titles in a row. Really great stuff! " - Scott Donie, Head Coach of Diving

Michal Zyla posted a top-five finish in the 500 Freestyle with a finals time of 4:20.57, while Kevin Frifeldt added a sixth-place finish in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 19.87. With a program record time of 1:46.27, Jae Park finished ahead all swimmers in the 'B' finals of the 200 I.M. Park bested the previous record time of 1:46.64 set in 2015. Shane Brett also finished in the top-eight overall with championship finals time of 1:47.42.

" I had a lot of fun tonight. We had a lot of great swims today in the 200 I.M. including Shane Brett who finished top 8, and also in my heat was my fellow senior friend Zach Thomas who finished right there with me. It was a great start to the meet and I'm excited to see how much more we can accomplish. " - Jae Park, SR • IM/Free/Breast

Columbia sits in fourth place in the overall team standings with 364 points. Harvard leads the way with 563 points, followed by Princeton (459 pts.)and Yale (377 pts.).

“ Today was a pretty good day of swimming and diving for the Lions. Jonathan Suckow led the way taking the one meter event; while Michal Zyla, Shane Brett and Kevin Frifeldt all had top eight finishes Zyla finished 5th in the 500 free; Frifeldt touched 6th in the 50 free and Brett 8th in the 200 IM. Senior Jae Park set a new school record in the 200 IM winning the consolation final in 1:46.24.” - Jim Bolster, Head Coach of Swimming

ONE-METER DIVE
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISHES

Jonathan Suckow

#1 - (374.20 pts.)

Jayden Pantel

#3 - (346.70 pts.)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Jonathan Suckow #2 - (309.80 pts.)
Jayden Pantel #7 - (285.05 pts.)
Kevin Fulton #23 - (222.70 pts.)
200 FREEESTYLE RELAY
SWIMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH
Kevin Frifeldt, Albert Gwo,
Nian-Guo Liu, Mark Gullick

#4 - (1:19.56)

500 FREESTYLE
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH

Michal Zyla

#5 - (4:20.57)

SWIMMERS

'C' FINALS FINSH

Jack Scanlon

#3 - (4:25.05)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Michal Zyla #5 - (4:55.07)
Jack Scanlon #20 - (4:26.99)

50 FREESTYLE
SWIMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH
Kevin Frifeldt

#6 - (19.87)

SWIMMERS

'B' FINALS FINISH

Albert Gwo

#3 - (20.13)

Mark Gullick

#8 - (20.54)

SWIMMERS

'C' FINALS FINISH

Eric Tong

#6 - (20.98)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Kevin Frifeldt #6 - (19.80)
Albert Gwo #10 - (20.01)
Mark Gullick #15 - (20.41)
Eric Tong #24 - (21.11)
Jace Ng #25 - (21.28)
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
SWIMMERS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH

Shane Brett

#8 - (1:47.42)

SWIMMERS

'B' FINALS FINISH

Jae Park

#1 - (1:46.27) New Program Record

Zach Thomas

#2 - (1:46.80)

SWIMMERS

'C' FINALS FINISH

Cole Stevens

#2 - (2:03.35)

SWIMMERS

PRELIMINARY FINISHES

Shane Brett #6 - (1:46.64)
Jae Park #9 - (1:46.90)
Zach Thomas #13 - (1:47.10)
Cole Stevens #27 - (1:48.24)

DAY ONE HIGHLIGHTS:

A record night for Columbia men's swimming on day one of the 2018 Men's Swimming & Diving Ivy League Championships on Wednesday, Feb. 21 with an imperssive peformance during the opening relays in DeNunzio Pool.

The 800 freestyle relay team of Michal Zyla, Nian-Guo Liu, Jae Park and Mark Gullick combined for a fifth-place time of 6:26.26 to set a new program record. The tandem bested the previous record of 6:27.32 set in 2013.

The Lions began the afterrnon with a fifth-place finish in the 200 medley relay with the squad of tandem of Cole Stevns, Jace Ng, Kevin Frifeldt and Albert Gwo posting a season-high time of 1:27.83

"Solid start to the meet. Our 200 medley struggled some, but we finished well with a new school record in the 800 Free Relay. In the relay Michal Zyla’s lead off leg of 1:35.22 establishes a new school record in the 200 free."
" - Jim Bolster, Head Coach of Men's Swimming


200 MEDLEY RELAY
SWIMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH
Cole Stevens, Jace Ng,
Kevin Frifeldt, Albert Gwo

#5 - (1:27.83)


800 FREESTYLE RELAY
SWIMMERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FINISH

Michal Zyla, Nian-Guo Liu,
Jae Park, Mark Gullick

#5 - (6:26.26)


LIONS TO LOOK FOR:

The Lions diving core has a chance to win its third consecutive Ivy League title with the combination of standout first-year diver Jonathan Suckow and four-time reigning Ivy League Champion Jayden Pantel leading the way.


SWIMMERS/DIVERS IVY LEAGUE TIME RANK
Jonathan Suckow

#1 - 3M Dive (437.25)
#1 - 1M Dive (398.10)

Jayden Pantel

#2 - 3M Dive (396.37)
#2 - 1M Dive (374.11)

Jae Park

#3 - 100 Breaststroke (54.68)
#5 - 200 Breaststroke (1:59.22)
#17 - 1000 Freestyle (9:26.27)
#18 - 200 Backstroke (1:48.30)
#20 - 200 I.M. (1:48.95)

Kevin Frifeldt

#3 - 100 Butterfly (47.56)
#13 - 50 Freestyle (20.34)

Shane Brett

#6 - 200 Butterfly (1:46.73)
#11 - 200 I.M. (1:48.02)

Jace Ng

#7 - 100 Breaststroke (54.94)

Jack Smith

#7 - 200 Breaststroke (1:59.75)
#8 - 100 Breaststroke (54.97)

Nian-Guo Liu

#8 - 200 Freestyle (1:37.26)
#14 - 100 Freestyle (44.60)
#19 - 1000 Freestyle (9:27.91)
#22 - 500 Freestyle (4:30.33)

Albert Gwo

#9 - 100 Butterfly (48.18)
#12 - 50 Freestyle (20.27)
#17 - 100 Freestyle (44.74)

Eric Tong

#10 - 100 Breaststroke (55.02)

Brian Tsau

#11 - 1000 Freestyle (9:22.29)
#24 - 1650 Freestyle (16:03.90)

Cole Stevens

#11 - 50 Backstroke (22.93)
#21 - 100 Backstroke (49.64)
#22 - 200 Backstroke (1:49.18)

Zach Thomas

#12 - 200 Breaststroke (2:00.60)
#16 - 100 Breaststroke (55.75)

Michal Zyla

#13 - 200 Backstroke (1:47.37)
#15 - 100 Backstroke (49.20)

Zach Pear

#13 - 200 Butterfly (1:47.70)

Jack Scanlon

#16 - 1000 Freestyle (9:25.13)

Joe Skimmons

#17 - 200 Backstroke (1:48.17)


SWIMMERS/DIVERS DUAL-MEET VICTORIES
Jonathan Suckow

3M Dive (Army, Penn, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Bucknell, Brown, Navy, Dartmouth)
1M Dive (Army, Penn, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Bucknell, Brown, Dartmouth)

Nian-Guo Liu

200 Freestyle (Penn, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Brown)
100 Freestyle (Princeton, Cornell, Bucknell)
1000 Freestyle (Army)
500 Freestyle (Penn)

Michal Zyla

200 Freestyle (Army, Navy)
100 Backstroke (Penn, Yale)
200 Backstroke (Penn, Yale, Brown)
500 Freestyle (Cornell)

Cole Stevens

100 Backstroke (Army, Cornell)
200 Backstroke (Cornell, Bucknell, Navy)

Jae Park

100 Breaststroke (Army, Navy, Dartmouth)
200 Breaststroke (Penn, Yale, Princeton)
200 I.M. (Penn, Brown, Navy)
500 Freestyle (Bucknell)
200 Backstroke (Dartmouth)

Zach Pear

200 Butterfly (Army)

Kevin Frifeldt

50 Freestyle (Army)
100 Butterfly (Yale, Navy, Dartmouth)

John Scanlon

500 Freestyle (Army, Brown)

Joseph Scerbo

200 I.M. (Army)

Eric Tong

100 Breaststroke (Penn)
200 Breaststroke (Bucknell)

Albert Gwo

50 Freestyle (Penn, Princeton, Cornell, Brown, Navy)
100 Freestyle (Penn, Bucknell)
100 Butterfly (Cornell)

Jace Ng

100 Breaststroke (Yale, Harvard, Brown)
200 Breaststroke (Brown)

Brian Tsau

1000 Freestyle (Cornell, Brown)

Liam Tan

400 I.M. (Bucknell)

Shane Brett

200 Butterfly (Bucknell, Brown)

Jayden Pantel

3M Dive (Cornell)

Edward Smith

1000 Freestyle (Dartmouth)

Zach Thomas

100 Backstroke (Dartmouth)

Kevin Dang

50 Freestyle (Dartmouth)
100 Freestyle (Dartmouth)

Joseph Lozano

200 Breaststroke (Dartmouth)

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
•(11/11) - Jonathan Suckow sets pool and program 3M diving record in thrid-consecutive meet with a winning score of 425.85. Surpassing previous own record of 425.05 set against Penn.
•(11/19) - Jonathan Suckow wins 1M Dive at Frank Elm Invitational

•(12/1) - For the third time this season, Jonathan Suckow sets new 3M dive program record with a winning score of 430.35 at the Big Al Invitational. Also wins 1M Dive at meet to remain unbeaten in both events in collegiate competition.

•(12/2) - Shane Brett Wins 400 I.M. At Big Al Invitational

• (2/3) - For the fourth time this season, Jonathan Suckow sets new 3M dive program record with a winning score of 437.25.
• (2/3)- Columbia diving caps fourth-consecutive season unbeaten in dual-meet Ivy League play with a combined record of 48-0 in both the 3M & 1M dives.
• (2/3) Setting a pool record in the 100 fly was senior Kevin Frifeldt who cloked in with a time of 47.56, besting the previous record of 48.08 set by David Jakl '15CC in 2015.

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