NEW YORK - The 1-1 Columbia men’s swimming and diving
team hits the road this weekend for another pair of dual meets in two days. On
Friday, November 16 at 6 p.m., the Lions begin with their third consecutive Ivy
League matchup at Harvard. After the trip to the Crimson, the team will travel
to West Point, N.Y. to face Army at 5 p.m on Saturday, November 17.
Last Time Out
The Lions split the
opening weekend defeating Penn on Friday, Nov. 9 before falling to Yale
Saturday, Nov. 10. In the 182.5-115.5 home opener win against Penn, the Lions
were led by strong performances from Micah Rembrandt, newcomer Kevin Quinn, and
Dominik Koll, each capturing wins in two individual events.
Rembrandt captured wins
in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events. Koll received his first
win the 200 freestyle (1:41.17) and second in the 500 freestyle (4:38.61).
Newcomer Quinn won his first his race here at Columbia in the 200 fly (1:49.43)
and followed with another win in the 200 backstroke (1:50.67).
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S&D Opens Season With Home Win Over Penn
In the first road dual
meet of the season, the Lions were unable to take down the Bulldogs and
suffered a 170-130 loss. Sophomores Omar Arafa posted a victory in the 100
backstroke (50.87) and joined Koll, Philipp Gaissert, and Alex Ngan in taking
the 400 freestyle relay (3:05.33). For the second consecutive meet, Koll and Gaissert captured
individual wins with strong performances to start the season. Koll won the 200 freestyle with a time
of 1:39.84. After the winning the 50 free (20.93) in the win over Penn,
Gaissert once again placed first in the 50 free at the Yale meet.
Scouting the Crimson
Harvard has jumped out to
a 2-0 to start to begin the season. The team picked up a pair of wins over
Cornell and Dartmouth, 207-93, on the road in Ithaca, N.Y. in their season opening
tri-meet. A dominating performance saw the Crimson win 13 of 16 events.
Columbia will look for the upset in the home opener at Blodgett Pool.
Scouting the Knights
Army welcomes Columbia to Crandall pool
posting a 5-0 record. The team's last meet was a 164.5-135.5 victory over
Buffalo, giving them their fourth home win on the season. The Lions have won
the last three meetings against the Knights including last year's 171-124 win
at Uris Pool.