NEW YORK - The Columbia women's swimming and diving team will wrap-up the 2013 calendar year with a busy upcoming weekend of competition. A number of Lions will join the nation's biggest names in the sport at the 2013 AT&T US Winter National Championships from Thursday, Dec. 5 - Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The field hosts a number of the top swimmers in the country, highlighted by olympic gold medalists Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky.
The meet features 18 events including five relays (200 Free, 400 Medley, 200 Medley, 400 Free) and 13 individual events. Preliminaries will start at 9 a.m. ET, Thursday through Saturday, followed by the finals heats at 5 p.m.
Columbia Participation Sheet (*Subject to Change)
THURSDAY - December 5
|200 Freestyle Relay||TBD|
|500 Freestyle||Salena Huang, Aileen Smith|
|200 Individual Medley||Alena Kluge, Mikaila Gaffey, Celia Frick|
|50 Freestyle||Mikaila Gaffey|
|400 Medley Relay||TBD|
FRIDAY - December 6
|200 Medley Relay||TBD|
|400 Individual Medley||Alena Kluge, Kristine Ng, Aileen Smith, Mallory McKeon|
|100 Buttefly||Christina Ray, Trudi Patrick, Michelle Aisawa|
|200 Freestyle||Salena Huang|
|100 Breaststroke||Katie Meili '13CC, Mikaila Gaffey, Jennifer Shahar, Celia Frick|
|100 Backstroke||Gabbie Toback, Alena Kluge, Salena Huang|
|800 Freestyle Relay||TBD|
SATURDAY - December 7
|1650 Freestyle||Daniela Rueda, Aileen Smith|
|200 Backstroke||Alena Kluge, Daniela Rueda, Grace Senko|
|200 Breaststroke||Katie Meili '13CC, Celia Frick, Kristine Ng|
|200 Butterfly||Kristine Ng, Trudi Patrick|
A number of Columbia swimmers will remain local this weekend to compete in the 2013 ECAC Pre-Season Championships uptown in the Bronx at Lehman College.The ECAC Championships will run from Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday Dec. 8 at the Lehman College Apex Center. The meet hosts a field of 17 represented women’s teams and will begin each day with 10 a.m. preliminary sessions, followed by finals sessions at 6 p.m.