NEW YORK - The Columbia women's swimming and diving team will look to build on its current win streak on Saturday, Jan. 19 as they travel to Ithaca, N.Y. to face Cornell. The diving events will begin at noon, followed by the swimming events at 1:30 p.m. The Lions have won their last two meets to improve to 2-2, 1-2 in the Ivy League, including a 159-140 victory over Penn. Columbia has dominated the Cornell series in recent years, winning the last 14 meetings.
Last Time Out
The Lions put together a dominant performance in their first home meet of the season, defeating Bucknell 190.5-108.5, on Jan. 12. Eight Columbia swimmers posted personal best times and the quartet of Katie Meili, Aileen Smith, Sidney Drill and Salena Huang capped the meet with a new Uris Pool record in the 800 freestyle relay. They combined for a time of 7:29.77 to break the pool record of 7:35.19 set in 1998 by the Columbia squad anchored by Olympic gold-medalist Christina Teuscher.
Scouting the Big Red
The 1-5, 0-5 Cornell are coming off its first dual meet win of the season as they host the Lions on Saturday. Columbia has dominated the series through the past century leading it 18-14 all-time, including 14 consecutive wins.