NEW YORK - The Columbia women's swimming and diving team will head to Princeton, N.J. on Friday, Feb. 10 to take on Princeton at 1:30 p.m for the first of two Ivy League meets in two days.
The Lions hope to extend their win streak to five following wins over Brown and Boston University. The meeting last season resulted in a 196-104 Princeton win. Junior Katie Meilli showed well for Columbia in the meet achieving one of the best times in program history in the exhibition heat of the 500 free. Meili swam the event in 4:56.87, which is one of the top five times in program history, and was a personal best for Meili by almost 20 seconds. Watch Columbia take on Tigers LIVE HERE!
On Saturday, Feb. 11 Columbia will follow with their final home meet of the season taking on the Big Green of Dartmouth. Seniors Dorothy Baker, Casey Bresee, Stephanie Foster, Erin Kampschmidt, Caitlin Rogers, and Isabelle Vandenbroucke will swim their final meet as a Lion at Uris Pool. Columbia could take second place in the Ivy League with wins over the Tigers and the Big Green this weekend.
Last Time Out
The Lions improved to 6-1 overall on the season and 4-1 in the Ivy League after defeating Boston University 184-115 and Brown 182-118 in a double dual tri-meet. First-year Salena Huang won the first event of the day for the Lions finishing with a time of 1:51.12 in the 200 yard freestyle. Huang added another win in the 400 yard freestyle relay with the team of Senior Dorothy Baker, Junior Katie Meili, and Sophomore Laney Kluge with a time of 3:30.19.
The best showing of the meet come in the 100 yard butterfly, taking the top three spots. Junior Kristina Parsons would place first with a time of 55.96. Junior Caroline Lukins finished in second place with a time of 57.11 and Junior Lacey Harris-Coble took third with a time of 57.51.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Princeton enters the match following their first loss of the season. The 5-1 Tigers' last outing resulted in a 231-69 win over Yale but a 190-110 loss to league leading Harvard in a double dual tri-meet.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN
Dartmouth is 7-4 on the season and 3-3 in Ivy League play. The Big Green recently suffered a non-conference loss to UConn 142-158. The teams latest Ivy League matchup resulted in a 175-125 loss to Princeton.