NEW YORK – Coming off of a big win against Ivy League rival Cornell, the Columbia women’s swimming & diving team is preparing to host Brown for the annual homecoming meet, Saturday, January 29 at 12 p.m. The Lions are 3-3 overall, and 1-3 in the Ivy League.
Follow It Live!
Can’t make it Uris Pool this Saturday? Beginning at 3:45, tune in to the Columbia Athletics live blog, which will offer up to the moment score updates, race results, and anything else you can think of! The feature is completely interactive, so get those questions ready!
This weekend’s meet is the Columbia Swimming Student Rewards meet! The first 50 students to arrive get free T-Shirts and all students receive credit towards awesome prizes with Student Rewards Program!
Scouting the Bears
The Brown women’s swimming and diving team is 3-4 overall, and 1-2 in the Ivy League. The Bears lost to Harvard and Dartmouth, while beating Penn.
Last year, the Lions scraped out a close win, beating the Bears, 156-144, and Columbia also bested Brown at the 2010 Ivy League championships, placing sixth to Brown’s seventh.
Leading the Lions
Columbia has several underclassmen who are making noise in the conference. Sophomore Katie Meili has the fastest time in the league in the 400 IM, and the fifth fastest in the 50 free. Aileen Smith is one of the top contenders in distance events, along with sophomore Molly Dengler. First-years Alena Kluge and Grace Senko lead a strong backstroke corps, while Mieli, and seniors Annie Perizzolo and Mariele Dunn are three of the top breastrokers in the conference. Junior Caitlin Rogers leads a strong butterfly contingent, that includes sophomores Caroline Lukins and Kristina Parsons, while Columbia’s divers are improving with every bounce of the board.
Last Time Out
The Lions are coming off a huge win over Cornell, as Columbia notched their first Ivy League win of the season over the Big Red, 168-132. Columbia will look to make it two in a row on Saturday.
No rest for the weary, as Columbia has just six days off before the top team in the Ivy League comes to Uris Pool. The Lions will host Princeton, Friday, February 4 at 6 p.m.