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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Women's Swimming and Diving Travels To Boston For Tri-Meet With Brown

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 01/27/2012
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NEW YORK-The Columbia women's swimming and diving team will travel to Boston, Mass. on Saturday, Jan. 28 to take on Boston University and Brown at 1:30 p.m. in a dual tri-meet. The Lions will hope to extend their win streak to five after picking up its third consecutive win over Cornell. Columbia defeated the Bears of Brown 163-137 last season in a home meet at Uris Pool. The team of Ashley MacLean, Katie Meili, Isabelle Vandenbroucke and Lacey Harris-Coble hit the wall in 3:28.63, breaking a pool record time in the 400 freestyle relay that had been set by a Penn relay team in 2003 to highlight the meet.

Last Time Out

Columbia picked up their third conference win with a 194.5-99.5 victory over Cornell. The Lions improve to 3-1 in Ivy League play and 4-1 on the season winning 13 of 15 events in the meet.

A first place finish in the 400 medley relay for the squad of senior Dorothy Baker, junior Katie Meili, junior Kristina Parsons, and first-year Salena Huang highlighted the meet. With a winning time of 3:50.23, the squad set a new Uris Pool record. The previous record was set in 2008 with a time of 3:50.53.

SCOUTING THE TERRIERS

Boston will enter the meet following a 182-118 win over New Hampshire. The American East conference leading Terriers are 5-2 on the year and 4-0 in the conference.

SCOUTING THE BEARS

Brown is still looking for its first win of the year. The Bears stand at 0-4 on the season with their most recent loss coming to Ivy League foe Harvard, 193-107.

UP NEXT

The Lions hit the road for a double dual tri-meet facing Brown and Boston University on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4:30p.m. in Boston, Mass.

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