Women's Swimming Impresses At ECAC Championships
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Over the weekend, the Columbia women’ s swimming team traveled to Navy’s Lejune Pool to compete in the 2014 ECAC Championships. The Lions posted several standout performances in the three-day meet that featured a field of 30 teams represented.
On Friday, Feb. 28, Columbia grabbed victories in a pair of relays to highlight opening day. The squad of Christina Ray, Celia Frick, Trudi Patrick and Lily Morris clocked in the a combined time of 1:35.36 in the 200 freestyle relay for the Lions first win. In the 400 medley relay, the foursome of Morris, Jennifer Shahar, Michi Aisawa and Ray finished with a first-place time of 3:47.16.
The Lions returned for the second day of action for another relay win and few solid performances. Columbia’s third relay win of the meet came in the 800 free relay behind a top-time of 7:30.32 by Tiffany Warmuth, Emily Clifford and Sidney Drill.
Clifford and Warmuth went on to post championship final finishes in the 400 IM, with Clifford in fourth-place at 4:23.95 and Warmuth in sixth pace at 4:25.91. Columbia also added a runner-up finish in the 200 medley relay. Swimmers Gabrielle Toback, Shahar, Ray and Patrick combined for a time of 1:43.37.
Columbia finished the ECAC’s with 285 team points for fifth place overall to cap the team season.