Women’s Swimming & Diving Bounces Bucknell
NEW YORK – The Columbia women’s swimming & diving team opened the 2011 calendar year with a win, as the Lions beat Bucknell Sunday, 141.5-96.5, to improve to 2-3 overall in dual meets.
The Lions, who competed against the Bison with the men’s team, opened the meet with a sweep in the 3 meter diving. First-year Kathleen Furr
won the event, scoring 263.48 points, while junior Stephanie Foster
came in second with 251.18 points, and first-year Liana Diamond
took third, scoring 224.10.
Once again in the 1-meter dive, all three of the top spots were people wearing Columbia blue. Diamond won with 253.13 points, while Furr took second in 248.10 and junior Kristin Hehir
took third in 228.53.
Sophomore Lukins added a win in the 200 fly in 2:07.33, while Vandenbroucke added a win in the 200 back, and Mariele Dunn
was the top finisher in the 200 breast. The night ended with the 400 free relay, that saw Meili, Kluge, Lacey Harris-Coble
and Lukins come in at 3:34.01.
Up next for the Lions is a trip to Ivy League rival Cornell, as Columbia will head to Ithaca, N.Y., Saturday, January 22 for a 3 p.m. dual meet.